CHTA Call for Investments in Women in Hospitality on International Women’s Day

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 8, 2024) – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is celebrating the indispensable role of women in the hospitality industry and advocating the critical importance of female leadership and participation. The association calls upon stakeholders in the Caribbean hospitality industry’s public and private […]

Experts to examine Caribbean tourism and economic recovery this Friday

MIAMI, Florida (December 8, 2020) – Strategies for the quick recovery of Caribbean economies from the devastation wrought by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will be discussed by regional and global stakeholders at a virtual forum hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and the Global Tourism Resilience […]


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)   <span MIAMI (July 12, 2020) — The nonprofit tourism associations of the Caribbean are integral to the region’s […]


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 […]

Springer Humbled by Independence Award

“It’s been an incredibly fascinating and rewarding journey.”That’s how outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Sue Springer sums up her journey in the tourism industry. Springer, who has worked in the sector since 1972, was among 50 Barbadians who received the Barbados Jubilee Honour last Friday night during the […]

CHATA’s Change in Leadership

CHATA President & CEO, Lizanne Dindial, will step down by December 31st, 2016 after 5 years in the post. CHATA on its way to celebrate 50 years of existence in 2017 has already appointed a successor in the name of Mr. Miles Mercera who will take over the role and lead the organization into the […]

Rudy Grant is appointed new CEO of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Rudy Grant as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Former Barbados Senator, Mr. Grant will take up the post effective December 1st, succeeding Sue Springer, who spent 15 years at the helm of the Association. Grant, who also served as Parliamentary Secretary […]

Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association VP Ignites a Spark for Tourism is Key

Ms. Janine Edwards, VP of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) and Director of Administration / Marketing for Sunset Homes, delivered the AHTA’s Keynote address at their Annual General meeting. The delivery and impact of this message, has ignited a spark among the Caribbean hospitality industry. To read this inspiring address in its entirety, […]

Welcome New NHTA Presidents

CHTA is proud to welcome new leadership to the Caribbean National Hotel Associations. Antigua Hotel and Tourism Association Alex DeBrito, President Vice President of Operations, Galley Bay Resort and Spa Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association Tom Calame, President Complex Manager, Aruba Mariott Resort & Stellaris Casino Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Roseanne Myers, President General […]

The Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE)

DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, was created to provide a professionally organized business exchange where International Wholesalers, Tour Operators, Incentive Groups, Airlines, and Charters Operators (Buyers) can meet and conduct business with the Dominican Republic’s leading tourism suppliers. Beginning April 19th through the 21st, 2016, participants will meet at the Paradisus Palma Real, Dominican […]