CHTA Hails Success of Third Annual Caribbean Travel Forum

Logo for the third annual Caribbean Travel Forum in Montego Bay Jamaica, May 20, 2024.

The third annual Caribbean Travel Forum was a resounding success. The event featured insightful presentations and high-level panel discussions that explored Caribbean tourism performance, emerging trends, and future industry prospects.

Patricia Affonso-Dass Named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

Patricia Affonso-Dass (center) with Barbados Minister of Tourism Ian Gooding-Edghill and Renée Coppin, Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, in Montego Bay today.

Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager of Ocean Hotels Group in Barbados, is the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. This recognition is a testament to her decades-long dedication and exemplary leadership in the hospitality industry, underscoring her significant contributions to Barbados and the wider Caribbean region. A true product of […]

CHTA Unveils Revolutionary AI Guidebook to Elevate Caribbean Tourism

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) announces the launch of its groundbreaking guidebook, “Artificial Intelligence Transformation Guide for Caribbean Tourism”.  This initiative, spearheaded by the CHTA Technology Task Force, marks a significant milestone as it is the first guidebook of its kind released by any regional Hotel and Tourism Association.  Authored by Christus Gill with […]

Rising Star Brittany Brathwaite of Barbados Honored at CHRIS Conference

Brittany Brathwaite (center) is congratulated by Jonathon S. Zink, COO of The BHN Group, and Andrea Belfanti, CEO of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) congratulates Brittany Brathwaite, Chief People and Development Strategist of Ocean Hotels Group Barbados and Chickmont Foods Ltd, on being recognized as the Caribbean Rising Star at the recent Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). Brathwaite’s exceptional achievements and dedication to the industry exemplify the talent and potential […]

CHTA Launches Multi-Destination Media Trip to Showcase Caribbean Interconnectivity and Diversity

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is gearing up for its first multi-destination media trip, designed to illuminate the interconnectedness and diversity across the Caribbean. Scheduled from May 17 to 27, this initiative will showcase the vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and unique experiences spanning St. Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Nicola Madden-Greig, […]

CHTA Presents Caribbean Travel Forum 2024: Visioning A New Tourism Landscape for the Region

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 7, 2024) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) aims to reimagine the region’s tourism landscape at the third annual Caribbean Travel Forum, taking place Monday, May 20 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Kicking off this year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the annual event brings together leading regional and international thought leaders […]

CHTA Opens Applications for the Young Leaders Forum: Shaping Tomorrow’s Hospitality Innovators

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 25, 2024) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is now accepting applications for the next session of its transformative Young Leaders Forum (YLF). The program, developed by former CHTA President and Barbados hotelier Affonso-Dass, focuses on developing the next generation of the Caribbean hospitality industry and empowering the region’s […]

CHTA Launches Marketplace Responsible Tourism Day

white and green graphic for The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Marketplace Responsible Tourism Day.

New Addition to Caribbean Travel Marketplace Conference is Dedicated to Sustainable Tourism in Jamaica FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl. (April 15, 2024) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will launch the inaugural Marketplace Responsible Tourism Day during this year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, set to take place on Thursday, May 23 in Jamaica. These groundbreaking activities […]

CHTA Praises Grenada’s Hospitality Industry for Record Growth and Sector-Wide Collaboration

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (April 9, 2024) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) praised tourism stakeholders in Grenada for their dedication to fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors, a partnership that has resulted in sustainable growth within the destination’s tourism industry. During her inaugural visit to The Spice Island last month, Vanessa […]