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Official CHTA Events

May 20, 2023

LOCATION: Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Caribbean Travel Forum will take place on May 19, 2024. It will focus on the business of tourism in the Caribbean with specific topics such as multi-destination marketing, intra-Caribbean travel with emphasis on air connectivity, sustainability, technology innovation, labor market, taxation and linkages.

Captains of the travel industry, general managers, thought leaders and government officials will provide insightful and relevant information to the Caribbean Travel Industry including sharing global and regional travel industry data insight, as well as consumer and travel trends.

The keynote address will outline the important of the Travel and Tourism industry as one of the world’s largest economic sectors by international recognized tourism research body and will include industry trends and growth sectors.

The forum will kick off The State of the Regional Industry address by CHTA President, Nicola Madden-Greig, followed by a Keynote speaker then the CHTA Awards lunch to honor the CHTA Hotelier of the Year as well as the Destination Resilience Award.

A Private – Public Partnership discussion panel will discuss the most important issues to ensure Caribbean tourism remains the #1 warm weather destination while addressing some of the major potential headwinds.  This panel will include discussion on Multi-destination marketing, Intra-Caribbean travel with emphasis on air connectivity, new markets, public and private sector policies.

May 20-23, 2024

LOCATION: Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Caribbean’s largest and most important marketing event! Caribbean Travel Marketplace affords tourism suppliers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with wholesalers from around the world selling Caribbean vacation travel over the course of two days of business meetings.

This year’s event will be held in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica and will showcase all Caribbean destinations.

Besides event on the convention floor, activities include a Welcome reception and closing gala as well as opportunities to tour the island of Jamaica.

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Dates TBD - Second Half of 2024


CHIEF, the annual networking, education, and best practice sharing event in the Caribbean region, will be returning in 2024! Connect and learn from your peers and industry experts, actively participate in sessions, showcase your expertise and best practices, and engage at the Exchange Hub. 

CHIEF is an investment in your career and offers an opportunity to build connections across the region and the globe. The CHIEF Awards, which recognize successful practices in sustainability, marketing, staff development, social responsibility, and tech transformation, underscore the Caribbean region’s dedication to industry advancement.

Dates TBD - Second Half of 2024


Taste of the Caribbean, making its grand return in 2024, is the region’s premier culinary competition, food & beverage educational exchange and Caribbean cultural showcase. Since 1993, the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary teams unite at Taste to compete, demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats of the islands.

Taste of the Caribbean provides a forum for food and beverage professionals to gather practical information, develop skills, sample and purchase, strengthen and establish supplier relationships and meeting new vendors. Participate in innovative and exciting educational sessions that promise to enhance individual skills and increase the value of your business.

CHTA Endorsed Events

April 22 - 23, 2024

LOCATION: Loews Coral Gables Hotel, Coral Gables, FL

The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the leading and most noteworthy hotel investment conference for the Caribbean. CHRIS features fantastic networking opportunities and an extensive array of sessions and panels led by hotel and finance industry experts.

Key Statistics:

  • About 450 registered delegates
  • 1 in 3 delegates hold the title Chairman, CEO, President, or Owner
  • Nearly 1 in 4 companies are capital markets (debt and equity) or development firms
  • 33 countries represented

CHTA is proud to endorse CHRIS.