CHTA-CTO News

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 […]

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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|

NORWEGIAN AIR RESUMES FLIGHTS WITH INCREASED SERVICE FROM THE U.S. TO MARTINIQUE

CREATES NEW ROUTES FROM CANADA AND FRENCH GUIANA               

TO THE ISLAND OF FLOWERS

New York – June 21st, 2018 | Norwegian, Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline and Value Airline of the Year 2018, announced 3 major news today; following successful winter seasons from the North East Coast  to Martinique, Norwegian is increasing its U.S. winter seasonal routes to Martinique:

The […]

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

CARIBBEAN GEARING UP FOR CULINARY SHOWCASE IN MIAMI

Barbados won Caribbean National Team of the Year in 2017.

Taste of the Caribbean and Caribbean305 to be held this month

MIAMI (June 11, 2018) – A dozen teams are getting ready to participate in the highly anticipated Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition taking place June 22 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Hosted by the Caribbean […]

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TOURISM CHIEF UPBEAT ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN’S FUTURE

CHTA’s Frank Comito expresses confidence in the Caribbean’s tourism performance

MIAMI (June 4, 2018) – High consumer demand for a Caribbean travel experience and increased tourism investments in hotels and airport improvements bode well for the future of the Caribbean’s tourism sector, which is exceeding 2018 expectations despite the fact that some hotels in six […]