CHTA Announces Second Cohort for Young Leaders Forum

S. Omega Simmons, Communications Manager, Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and Owner/Director of SOS Media, was one of the recent graduates of the Young Leaders Forum. From left are CHTA’s Acting CEO and Director General Vanessa Ladesma; CHTA People Development Initiative Chair Paul Collymore; and CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig in Miami in December.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has selected an exceptional group of candidates for the second cohort of the Young Leaders Forum (YLF), Class of 2026. These distinguished individuals hail from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, The Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos.  The selection committee, comprising respected industry professionals including Sanovnik Destang, […]


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 […]

Bridging the Caribbean Skills Gap

Written by Adriana Serna, Director of Communications, CHTA The viability and growth of any service-based company lies firmly on the shoulders of the people that provide that service. In few industries does the quality of the staff have such a direct impact on the bottom line as it does in the hospitality and tourism industry. […]

Training Opportunities Are More Accessible Than Ever

In June of 2017, CHTA will offer its members the ultimate hospitality training opportunity. For the first time, two powerhouse conferences are being offered concurrently in downtown Miami, covering gamut of training and educational opportunities for the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry. Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Areas of focus: Operations, Sales & Marketing, […]

Discounted and Exclusive Professional Development Workshops Offered at CHIEF

CHIEF’s professional development sessions are priceless educational opportunities for all hospitality and tourism stakeholders to increase retention, challenge your leaders and rally your leaders-in-the-making. You will not find all of these three workshops offered anywhere else at these discounted rates, all under the same roof.  They will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016 from […]