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CHTA to Hold Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Spring 2021

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is planning to hold Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the regional showcase of global leadership, diversity and resilience, in Spring 2021. The move from January – when the event is traditionally held – to April or …

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CJI Market Focus: The Out Islands of The Bahamas

 By Joe Pike Although the coronavirus setback rebuilding efforts by the Out Islands of the Bahamas after the region was damaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Kerry Fountain, executive director of the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board, said he doesn’t …

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From Marriott to Delta, Industry Leaders Give Outlook for Caribbean Travel

 As Caribbean destinations from the United States Virgin Islands to Saint Lucia begin to reopen their borders to travelers, it’s a time of great change and opportunity for the Caribbean.  This week’s Caribbean Travel Outlook webinar presented by Caribbean Journal …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor A spokesperson for the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board told Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) on Thursday that the much-anticipated Margaritaville Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas will resume construction on May 11 with plans to …

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 Citing the pressures facing Caribbean hotels and resorts because of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is calling on international tour operators that have delayed paying hotels for services delivered to the operators’ clients …

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 The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the Caribbean to upgrade its tourism product, according to Frank Comito, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Speaking on a recent Foreign Press Association webinar, Comito explained how the Caribbean hospitality …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor More than 130 hotel projects have been delayed in the Caribbean due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said Frank Comito, CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Comito, who …

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 It’s uncharted territory for the Caribbean region (and the world) right now, but the region’s top tourism leaders are pointing to the Caribbean’s past experience with major disruptions as hope for its future.  The Caribbean has “considerable experience in managing …

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 The Caribbean is mourning one of its most legendary hoteliers, Grenada’s Sir Royston Hopkin, who passed away over the weekend.  Hopkin was the proprietor of the renowned Spice Island Beach Resort on Grenada’s Grand Anse Beach.  Hopkin, a former CHTA …

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 The outlook for Caribbean tourism in 2020 “remains strong,” according to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  The association, which is convening its annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Nassau, The Bahamas this week, is reporting positive signs for the …

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 NASSAU — The owner of Grenada’s Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel has been named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  Garbutt was awarded in a ceremony during the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace event  in Nassau, The …

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 NASSAU — A group of leading travel advisors from across the United States have arrived in Nassau for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace event.  The team of top-selling agents is on island as part of a new …

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 Next month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in The Bahamas is generating lots of buzz and excitement, organizers of the region’s premier travel conference said this week.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s leading annual conference will be hosted Jan. 21-23 at …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy with the goal of creating a more resilient Caribbean. The organizations have signed an agreement to protect the environment and promote tourism sustainability. “It’s a perfect …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Some of the Caribbean leading culinary professionals are gearing up for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean event. The big Caribbean cook-off will take place June 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum is slated for June 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, which puts on the Miami-based conference, says unity and innovation will …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello addresses attendees at CHTA Marketplace By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — There was even Despacito. A fanfare-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace …