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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Goes Virtual in 2021

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Expanded travel trade event will showcase the region’s diverse product offerings to the world   MIAMI (February 10, 2021) – For the first time in nearly 40 years, Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the premier annual gathering where Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals meet with regional colleagues and international buyers and sellers, will be staged virtually.   The […]

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CHTA Asks Canadian Government to Reverse Harmful COVID-19 Travel Requirement

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MIAMI (January 9, 2021) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which represents the Caribbean’s biggest industry, has made its case to the Government of Canada to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy.   From January 7, 2021, Canada […]

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CHTA Leader Frank Comito Transitions From Trade Association Leadership Role

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Travel trade veteran Vanessa Ledesma takes over as Acting CEO and Director General MIAMI (January 4, 2021) – Frank Comito has stepped down as CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) after guiding the association through the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several devastating hurricanes and numerous global challenges impacting […]

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CHTA President Predicts Rapid Return of Caribbean Tourism

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Pablo Torres Salutes ‘Countless Health Heroes’ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (December 31, 2020) – Pablo Torres, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region, “faster than many parts of the world,” thanks to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region […]

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VETERAN HILTON MANAGER NAMED NEW CHTA PRESIDENT

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MIAMI, Florida (October 16, 2020) – Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).   A veteran of the hospitality industry, he takes over from Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass who for the past two years presided over the association, which represents the […]

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CHTA ONLINE ROUNDTABLES SEEK TO BUILD STRONGER CARIBBEAN TOURISM

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MIAMI, Florida (September 24, 2020) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is using online roundtable discussions as part of its wider efforts to help accelerate the rebuilding of the Caribbean tourism sector and to ensure the region emerges from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stronger than it was before the pandemic brought the lifeblood […]

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TRAVEL ORGANIZATIONS TEAM UP TO OFFER TRAVEL PROTECTION AT CARIBBEAN HOTELS

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MIAMI, Florida (September 18, 2020) – U.S. travelers to the Caribbean can breathe easier thanks to a new partnership between the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Trip Mate, offering travel protection if the unexpected happens with a visit booked at participating member hotels.   Trip Mate, one of the global leaders in administering […]

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EVERYBODY PROFITS FROM NONPROFIT TOURISM BODIES

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A joint editorial by Frank J. Comito, CEO and Director General, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA); and Brian D. Frontin, President, Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) and CEO, Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association (THRTA)

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CARIBBEAN HOSPITALITY YOUTH ENCOURAGE PEERS TO GET BEHIND COVID-19 DIRECTIVES

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By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow MIAMI (April 11, 2020) – Young leaders of the Caribbean tourism sector are throwing their support behind calls to heed the advice of public health officials to stay at home so that the region’s leading economic sector can rebound quickly once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic […]

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CARTAGENA TOURISM ASSOCIATION JOINS CHTA AS FIRST NEW DESTINATION IN 15 YEARS

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MIAMI (April 16, 2019) – Cartagena, the colonial port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, represented by COTELCO Cartagena, joined the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) as its 33rd destination and the first commercial association to join the regional association in more than 15 years. COTELCO Cartagena, a chapter of Colombia’s hotel and […]

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S INCREDIBLE SUCCESS IN TOURISM?

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The Caribbean has much to learn from the Dominican Republic’s incredible success in tourism. That’s according to CHTA Director General and CEO Frank Comito, who recently accepted an invitation from tourism icon Frank Rainieri to address a group of local stakeholders on the topic ‘Dominican Tourism in the Caribbean and Global Context’. The CHTA chief […]

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