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, […]

Empowering Haitian Youth: CHTA Education Foundation and Curtain Bluff Kick Off New Spoken English Program for Hospitality Careers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (May 3, 2024) – The commitment to foster educational opportunities in Haiti received a significant boost as the CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) and sponsor Curtain Bluff are once again collaborating with École Hôtelière d’Haiti to launch a new cohort of the Spoken Hospitality English Course. With 30 enthusiastic students joining the program […]

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 […]

Caribbean Mourns the Passing of John Bell, CHTA’s First Leader

John Bell, CHTA’s first executive director

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 29, 2024) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is mourning the passing of John Bell, its first executive director, and the guiding force of the association (formerly CHA) for close to three decades. Under his dynamic and pioneering leadership, the association framed the key role of tourism in the […]

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 Remembers Warren Binder, a Champion of Caribbean Tourism

Warren Binder Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl (April 11, 2024) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is deeply saddened by the loss of Warren Binder, a cherished board member, who recently passed away at his home in Florida. Over the decades, Binder, who was named CHTA’s Caribbean Allied Member of the Year in 1999, made stellar contributions […]

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 […]