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    CTO Secretary General Says Complacency Puts Caribbean People, Economies At Risk

CTO Secretary General Says Complacency Puts Caribbean People, Economies At Risk

CTO SECRETARY GENERAL SAYS COMPLACENCY PUTS CARIBBEAN PEOPLE, ECONOMIES AT RISK

~ Hugh Riley raised concerns during UNESCO’s tsunami awareness panel in Paris, France ~

PARIS, France (24 Oct. 2018) – Secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put […]

By |October 25th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

Five Allied Members Elected to Round Out CTO Board of Directors

Five candidates of diverse backgrounds out of a record number 13 were elected to represent the allied membership on the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) board of directors for the 2018-2020 term. The elections were held on 5 Oct. 2018 during the CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) held in the Bahamas.

The five […]

By |October 15th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

SAINT LUCIA SECURES 2ND PLACE IN THE FLORIDA CARIBBEAN CRUISE ASSOCIATION (FCCA ESSAY) COMPETITION

The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting is pleased to announce that Saint Lucia has once again captured one of the top three spots in the Senior Division of the 2018 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Essay Competition.  Fourteen year (14) old Ariel Albert of the St. Joseph’s Convent secured 2nd Place with her […]

By |October 9th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|
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    WORLD TOURISM DAY MESSAGE FROM CARIBBEAN HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION

WORLD TOURISM DAY MESSAGE FROM CARIBBEAN HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION

By Patricia Affonso-Dass

President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

The Caribbean’s tourism sector is uniquely important to economic and social life in the region, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will indeed be celebrating World Tourism Day 2018 when it is launched in Budapest, Hungary on September 27.

Apart from the importance of tourism to […]

By |September 27th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|
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    CHTA, Tourism Cares Deploy Hurricane Recovery Resources To Spur Caribbean Tourism

CHTA, Tourism Cares Deploy Hurricane Recovery Resources To Spur Caribbean Tourism

MIAMI (August 3, 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible.

In a joint statement […]

By |August 3rd, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

CTO Helps Dominica Prepare to Cope With The Impact of Climate Change

~ A two-day climate sensitisation and disaster risk management workshop was part of a series of training programmes being conducted by the organisation in that member country ~

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (30 July 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, has been working closely with its member country, Dominica, to be better able […]

By |July 31st, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

Cayman Islands to host CTO Tourism HR Conference in November

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (26 July 2018) – When human resource professionals from across the region meet in the Cayman Islands in November for the 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference, they will be challenged to develop effective strategies and plans to build a high performance and motivated workforce.

The 28-30 November conference, organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation […]

By |July 27th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

CHTA CONGRATULATES KAROLIN TROUBETZKOY ON SLHTA ELECTION

MIAMI (July 25, 2018) – Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), today congratulated the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) on the election of Karolin Troubetzkoy as its new president.

Karolin Troubetzkoy, immediate past president of CHTA and Executive Director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain […]

By |July 25th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

BARBADOS TOURISM GROWTH CONTINUES, UP 3% IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2018

New airlift, new experiences and refreshed product are already translating to increased tourism business for Barbados. Newly released figures show that Barbados is continuing its path of positive growth in 2018, attracting 357,668 stayover visitors for the period January to June. When compared to the corresponding period in 2017, there were 10,819 additional visitors to […]

By |July 24th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

Cruise Passenger Arrivals Exceed 1 Million for the First Time in the Island’s History

Basseterre, St. Kitts (July 16, 2018) – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism are pleased to announce that St. Kitts received its millionth cruise passenger today, reaching the key number of arrivals that gives the island marquee port status for the first time in its history. 

“I am deeply gratified to welcome over […]

By |July 16th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|