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Solving the Caribbean Air Tax Problem

 It’s been an issue in the Caribbean for years: air taxes.  But now, the tide seems to be turning, with the recent news that the Caribbean Community would be launching a review of taxes and fees on airline tickets in …

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A “Post-Pandemic” Look at Caribbean Tourism

 The upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will offer a “post-pandemic look” at the region’s tourism industry, organizers say.  The event, the brainchild of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, will be held virtually this year from May 11-14.  Buyers from …

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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Set for May

 One of the Caribbean’s top travel industry conferences is set for May.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held virtually from May 11-14.  “Regional stakeholders should avail themselves of this special opportunity to improve …

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 As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched a new program the region adapt.  It’s called Forward Together, and it’s an initiative …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2021 conference will be held virtually.  The 2021 edition of what has long been one of the region’s leading tourism gatherings will be held online from May 11-14.  Marketplace organizers are …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association says it is urging the government of Canada to reconsider its new testing rules for return travel to the country. The rule, which took effect Jan. 7, requires all residents and travelers entering Canada …

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 The CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Frank Comito, has stepped down from the position.  The move comes after Comito helped guide the association through the pandemic, along with several devastating hurricanes and a number of other global …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has an optimistic outlook for the recovery of the region’s tourism sector, according to new CHTA President Pablo Jose Torres Sojo.  Torres, who was speaking during a series of presentations to travel and tourism …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has elected a new president, the regional tourism body announced this week.  The CHTA has elected Pablo Jose Torres Sojo as its next president, succeeding Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass.  Torres is currently the general manager of …

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 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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 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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 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 …