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    Cut passenger taxes on air travel to compete, IATA tells Caribbean governments

Cut passenger taxes on air travel to compete, IATA tells Caribbean governments

~Regional VP for the Americas, Peter Cerda, says some countries risk losing service once borders reopen if they fail to invest in airlines and other partners ~

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (13 may, 2020) – Describing travel as being in a “free fall” and the airline industry as being “bare bones” due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), […]

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    CARIBBEAN HOTELIERS INVEST IN DOWNTIME TO MANAGE CRISIS AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE

CARIBBEAN HOTELIERS INVEST IN DOWNTIME TO MANAGE CRISIS AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE

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 its […]

By |April 10th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MESSAGE FROM PATRICIA AFFONSO-DASS, PRESIDENT, CARIBBEAN HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (CHTA)

One of the themes for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual.

The International Women’s Day website notes that the theme is drawn from the notion of “Collective Individualism”, noting that we are all parts of a whole where our individual actions, conversation, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society and we […]

By |March 9th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

Caribbean Tourism and Health Stakeholders Forge Alliance on COVID-19

The leaders of the Caribbean tourism and health sectors, who are working together to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the region, are implementing readiness and response measures to prevent and contain the virus.
By |March 6th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

RECORD YEAR FOR CARIBBEAN TOURISM

The region registered its highest ever stayover and cruise arrivals numbers in 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (26Feb. 2020) – Sparked by robust recovery in the destinations that were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Caribbean tourism rebounded soundly to post record stayover and cruise arrivals in 2019.

Stayover arrivals grew by 4.4 per cent to reach […]

By |February 27th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|
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    CHTA EDUCATION FOUNDATION POISED TO PROVIDE MORE SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOCAL TRAINING IN 2020

CHTA EDUCATION FOUNDATION POISED TO PROVIDE MORE SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOCAL TRAINING IN 2020

CHTAEF is preparing for a strong year of education and training.

MIAMI (February 15, 2020) – Building on the success of its 2019 training initiatives, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is planning to expand its hospitality training programs and scholarship support in the Caribbean this year.

On the heels of a strong outcome […]

By |February 17th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|
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    CARIBBEAN HOTEL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES ELECT TRINIDADIAN BRIAN FRONTIN PRESIDENT

CARIBBEAN HOTEL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES ELECT TRINIDADIAN BRIAN FRONTIN PRESIDENT

NASSAU, The Bahamas (February 15, 2020) – Trinidadian Brian Frontin is the newly elected President of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).

Frontin, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association (THRTA) and the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI), disclosed that human capital development, governance and sustainability are the priorities he will […]

By |February 17th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

COMPETE CARIBBEAN – Call for Clusters CBT and Agritourism

Grand Funding Available for Tourism Cluster Proposals

AWARDS: USD100,000 TO USD400,000 IN
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS.
Call for tourism or agri-tourism clusters to increase spending on community-based experiences and sustainable food chains, with $400,000 in awards for grant funding.

The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization is providing up to $400k in technical assistance […]

By |January 17th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|
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    NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM PATRICIA AFFONSO-DASS, PRESIDENT, CARIBBEAN HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (CHTA)

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM PATRICIA AFFONSO-DASS, PRESIDENT, CARIBBEAN HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (CHTA)

I especially love the turn of year as it provides a wonderful opportunity not just to look back and take stock of the year that has passed, but more importantly to look to the year that lies ahead.
By |January 6th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

CARIBBEAN’S LARGEST TOURISM MARKETING EVENT ON TRACK FOR THE BAHAMAS

CHTA renews commitment to bring premier Caribbean travel and tourism marketing event to Baha Mar, Bahamas in 2020

MIAMI (October 24, 2019) – Citing the new tourism offerings in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean and the opportunity to showcase the nation of islands to the travel world following Hurricane Dorian, the Caribbean Hotel and […]

By |October 28th, 2019|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|