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 […]

Cover to Cover: Create a Lasting Impression

Written by StarGroup International Since 1455, printed books have told stories, shared knowledge, inspired readers, and fueled imagination.  Even in today’s digital world, books have an appeal and credibility that cannot be equaled. As marketing initiatives and technologies become more advanced, reliant on algorithms and AI (artificial intelligence); traditional forms of communication and interpersonal connection, […]

New Members – June 2017

Extend a warm welcome to our new CHTA members who have joined in the last month. We look forward to meeting you all in our upcoming events and engage with your online.  Know anyone interested in membership? Have them contact Martha Valdivia at Remember to always CHECK CHTA FIRST when looking for a vendor […]

Learn More About CHTA’s Exclusive Travel Insurance Offer for Member Hotels

Through CHTA’s partnership with Trip Mate’s TripAssure division, CHTA Members now have an exclusive Travel Protection Plan which includes a Pre-Existing Medical Conditions waiver. The ability to offer your guests travelers insurance, directly on your booking path, provides your hotel unique benefits: You get more direct bookings because guests are less hesitant to make the […]

The USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) Energy Benchmarking Tool Goes Live

The CARCEP Energy Benchmarking Tool is now live and available for CHTA member access on the CHTA website. This web-based tool has been developed under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP), to offer Caribbean hoteliers a way to measure and compare their energy and water usage with similar […]

New CHTA Members, April – May, 2017

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New Exclusive Member Discounts

Another successful Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) has come and gone, but some of the exclusive CHTA member discounts offered during CHIEF remain. Discounts on services from virtual reality tours, to free energy saving audits to eco-friendly roofing panels.           First View has created more than 850 virtual tours for […]

The Bahamian Icon Awards Recognize Excellence in Tourism

Greatness never happens by accident or coincidence. The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community.  Click here to learn more. In the tourism category, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, the following exceptional individuals have […]

Remembering CHTA’s First Employee

Ms. Patricia L. Shillito On this, the first anniversary of her passing, CHTA remembers its first employee, Mrs. Patricia L. Shillito. Patricia began her career with CHA (before it was CHTA) in 1963. She served the association and its members with great dedication and care until her retirement in 1988. Patricia was instrumental in CHA’s […]

The 5-Day Green Week Photo Challenge is Back

On the week leading up to Earth Day, share with us all of your “Green Acts”, practices you carry out in your business that save energy, water and preserve the Caribbean’s beautiful environment. Starting April 17th take one picture or video a day of things that best represent “the word of the day” and post […]