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Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association Names New CEO

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association has announced the appointment of its new CEO and president. AHATA has named tourism leader Tisa LaSorte to the role. LaSorte has been serving as the director of sales, …

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s New Model

 A new approach to the region By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Industry is eyeing a new approach in its interaction with the region: the “hub and spoke” model,” according to Emil Lee, the CHTA’s president. Lee …

“Cuba Should Not Be a Point of Fear For the Region”

 Above: Cuba By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Cuba has acted as a leader in capitalizing on the advantages of tourism better than any other Caribbean country, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says in a new white paper entitled Cuba: The Great …

LATEST NEWS

 By Julio Orozco and Amanda CharlesOp-Ed Contributors The participation and advancement of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the global economy are incorporated as part of the Development Agenda of International Organisations working in the greater Caribbean region. It is …

 Above: the new CHTA leadership team; from left, CMO Matt Cooper, COO Vanessa Ledesma, current President Emil Lee and new CEO Frank Comito (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new …

 Above: Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison has been appointed as the new executive committee chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. Arison takes over from …

 Above: Bequia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new board of directors. The board includes a new president, Kim Halbich, along with Vice President Fitzroy Glasgow. …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has officially begun its annual conference and trade show. This year’s conference, the 21st of its kind, is taking place in St Maarten, bringing together around 1000 tourism …

 Above: CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser By Alexander Britell MIAMI – Jeff Vasser took over as the Director and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association at the end of 2013, having most recently served as president and COO of …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Maarten have all joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The three Caribbean territories acceded to the ACS during the regional group’s Ministerial Council meeting …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grenada Tour & Attraction Operators Association launched operations this week. The group said it was established by a group of industry stakeholders. “Both groups, tour and attraction operators, work closely together and …