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CHTA WARNS SOME CARIBBEAN HOTELS COULD COLLAPSE IF SOME TOUR OPERATORS DON’T PAY MONIES OWED

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MIAMI (May 3, 2020) – Citing the unprecedented pressures facing Caribbean hotels and resorts because of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) called on those international tour operators which have delayed paying hotels for services delivered to the operators’ clients as early as January to expedite reimbursements. Frank Comito, CEO […]

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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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CHTA URGES MAJOR TOUR OPERATOR TO SETTLE ITS DEBTS TO CARIBBEAN HOTELS

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MIAMI (June 8, 2020) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is calling on one of the world’s largest leisure, travel and tourism companies, TUI Group (Touristik Union International), to reimburse Caribbean hotels and resorts for services received. Last April, CHTA appealed for a response from those tour operators which had failed to reimburse […]

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CHTA’S FRANK COMITO SAYS CARIBBEAN DISASTER COORDINATION EXPERIENCE HELPING TO FIGHT PANDEMIC

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MIAMI (June 5, 2020) – A tourism leader has lauded the coordination between  many of the region’s governments, the tourism industry and public health authorities, which used their experiences with natural and man-made disasters to minimize the effects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to strengthen Caribbean resilience. However, Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean […]

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CRISIS OFFERS BIG CHANCE TO UPGRADE TOURISM PRODUCT, SAYS TOURISM CHIEF

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MIAMI (April 21, 2020) – Frank Comito, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) chief executive, told the world press how the Caribbean hospitality sector and destinations were marshaling their crisis management experience to be able to bounce back stronger and better once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has subsided. Speaking on a Zoom link […]

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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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CARIBBEAN HOTELIERS INVEST IN DOWNTIME TO MANAGE CRISIS AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE

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MIAMI (April 9, 2020) – The Caribbean tourism industry has a proven track record of bouncing back from crisis, often better and stronger, a message which resonated throughout the first in a series of online training programs being conducted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) aimed at equipping the industry to cope with […]

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CARIBBEAN TOURISM WILL EMERGE STRONGER AFTER CORONAVIRUS SCOURGE, TOURISM LEADERS SAY

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) urged its stakeholders to take advantage of coronavirus (COVID-19) resources it has set up to contain the spread of the virus in the region, and reminded the world of the Caribbean tourism sector’s proven ability to strongly bounce back from adversity.   Recalling the association’s experience in dealing […]

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