CHTA-CTO News

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|

Tourism arrivals to Belize continue on upward trend

Belize City, Wednesday, 11th July 2018: The latest statistics for the middle of 2018 shows that tourism arrivals to Belize continue to register groundbreaking levels and moving on a steady upward trend. Overnight tourism arrivals in June registered double digit increases for the past three consecutive years while the first half of the year registered […]

By |July 11th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

IMPACT OF BRITAIN’S AIR PASSENGER DUTY SHOULD GUIDE CARIBBEAN TAX DECISIONS

CHTA counsels high front-end taxes and fees discourage travel and have downside consequences

BARBADOS (June 30, 2018) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) strongly urged Governments in the region to consider carefully the impact of leveling high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand as they wrestle with balancing budgets.

“We recognize the […]

By |June 30th, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AND BAHAMAS WIN TOP CULINARY HONORS

Trinidad & Tobago’s winning team celebrates with CHTA and Taste of the Caribbean representatives.

T & T Wins Top Team, Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef Categories; Bahamas Takes Chef and Junior Chef of the Year Awards at Taste of the Caribbean 2018

MIAMI, FL (June 27, 2018) – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean […]

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

BARBADOS HOTELIER TAKES OVER AS NEW CHTA PRESIDENT

MIAMI (June 22, 2018) – This morning Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass took up office as the new President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).

Patricia Affonso-Dass (left) takes over the leadership of CHTA from Karolin Troubetzkoy.

Photo Credit: Margot Jordan

Karolin Troubetzkoy, the regional trade association’s outgoing president, handed over the gavel to Affonso-Dass in […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

MIAMI CARNIVAL JOINS CARIBBEAN305 CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND

MIAMI (June 22, 2018) – Caribbean305, the Caribbean culinary and cultural celebration with flavors from more than a dozen Caribbean nations, features a new partnership this weekend with the organizers of Miami Carnival.

Caribbean305 attendees pictured enjoying sumptuous treats last year.

Through the partnership, Caribbean305 patrons will experience a robust infusion of entertainment in addition to sizzling […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

OUTGOING CHTA PRESIDENT HAILED FOR CONTRIBUTION

MIAMI (June 21, 2018) – As the fourth Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) gets under way in Miami this weekend, the CEO of the Caribbean’s largest private sector organization is paying tribute to one of its leaders for uniting the region in the aftermath of last September’s hurricanes.

Frank Comito, CEO and Director General […]

By |June 21st, 2018|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|