MIAMI (August 27, 2018) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was out in full force recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. As this year’s hurricane season approached its peak months, a number of the Association’s senior officials were among more than 350 […]

Waking the Sleeping Giant

Written by Jake Kheel, Grupo Puntacana Foundation While preparing for the panel, “Tourism and Sustainability: Threats, Risks, Opportunities and Challenges” at the recent Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism in Jamaica, I realized one of the biggest threats the tourism industry faces today is the environmental and social cost of our […]

New Publications Available on Environmental Sustainability

In Celebration of Earth Day, new publications have been added to the CHTA Knowledge Center’s Publications archive. Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean – Volume I Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean – Volume II WIDECAST Sea Turtle Identification Guide (2017) The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) Turtle Watching Guidelines (2017) Purchase […]

The UN Declares 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development

Written by Denaye Hinds, OBM International With the UN dedicating 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development (STDP) there is much discussion about what sustainable tourism is. At OBMI we believe Sustainable Tourism Development is when all aspects of tourism’s impact are considered while developing a plan for new, improved or re-imagined tourism. This […]

Green Key’s Guide to Green Savings

Going green is still considered to be an expensive endeavor. However, when looking at the actual savings derived from sustainable practices, it turns out to be a real cost saver. Green Key compiled an overview of the most common energy, water and carbon dioxide saving practices in the travel and hospitality sector and their cost-effectiveness. […]

Caribbean Warned to Prepare for Increased and Intensified Drought

A new report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is warning that climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean. And it’s therefore urging countries of the region to enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security […]

Celebrate Earth Hour with Us!

Every year during Earth Hour, millions of people around the world join together to highlight the urgent need to address climate change. But this year, something is different. For the first time in the fight against climate change, momentum is on our side. In December, leaders from 196 nations heeded the world’s collective call to […]

Antigua and Barbuda Pioneering in Clean Energy in the Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda’s electricity sector has just got much closer to becoming the greenest in the whole of the Caribbean. The national target to generate 20 per cent of the required electricity from solar energy is almost tangible. Yesterday, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda together with the UK-based clean energy provider PV Energy Limited […]