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Grenada’s Leo Garbutt Named CHTA Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

 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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Leading Travel Advisors in Nassau for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

 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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Bahamas Buzzing for Next Month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace

 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 …

 Above: Jeff Vasser By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Atlantic City tourism official Jeff Vasser will be the next CEO of the Miami-based Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Caribbean Journal has learned. Vasser has served since 2002 as president of the …

 Above: Emil Lee (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has named St Maarten hotelier Emil Lee its president-elect for 2014 to 2016, the association announced Wednesday. Lee is the president of the St Maarten Hospitality …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Echoing the recent call of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz suggested Thursday that the Caribbean’s political leadership hold a …

 Above: the Atlantis resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has named Vanessa Ledesma its director of operations, the organization announced Friday. Ledesma will have responsibilities for the day-to-day oversight of the association. She will …

 Above: Dick Doumeng By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is mourning the loss of Dick Doumeng, the owner of the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St Thomas, who passed away earlier this week. Doumeng, who was 78, passed away …

 By Richard DoumengOp-Ed Contributor 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). It’s also a time of continuing challenges for tourism in the region. A prolonged state of economic uncertainty in the world. Airlift issues …