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Caribbean “Upbeat” About Tourism in 2019

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean tourism officials are “upbeat” about prospects for 2019, and expect another year of positive growth bolstered by increased airlift, improved sales, ongoing investments in hotel upgrades and refurbishments, and new properties coming on stream. Speaking …

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The Caribbean’s Biggest Travel Conference

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest travel conference in the Caribbean is back again for 2019, this time on the white sands of Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is headed to …

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Montego Bay Readies for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is set to host the Caribbean’s leading travel conference at the end of next month. The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held Jan. 29-31 …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s time for the region to make a greater investment in Caribbean people, according to Patricia Affonso-Dass, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is missing a huge opportunity to reap the economic benefits of tourism, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Frank Comito said this week. Empty hotel rooms are costing the region billions of dollars …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association officially has a new president. Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has taken the reins as the new president of the CHTA. Affonso-Dass succeeds outgoing President Karolin Troubetzkoy, who was hailed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In just its second year, the Caribbean305 event has become one of the country’s top Caribbean fetes for foodies. And it’s coming up soon. This year’s Caribbean305 returns to the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most important events on the Caribbean travel industry calendar is coming soon, with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s CHIEF forum set for June 22-24 in Miami. CHIEF, which stands for the …

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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 Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years. Cox took office early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, and has …

 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 …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is reporting strong sponsor and delegate interest in the upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. CHTA’s Director General Frank Comito …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following the two Category 5 hurricanes that struck destinations in September. This recommendation came from Scott Stollmeyer, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace event will go on as planned in San Juan in January, the trade association announced this week. The event, one of the Caribbean’s leading tourism conferences, …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy announced that the association has joined forces with close to a dozen regional travel …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association looking to deepen its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic, ASONAHORES, …

 The Barbados culinary team has taken home the crown as the winner of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami this week. The CHTA event was held this week at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Barbados also took home individual honors …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is making a big push this June in Miami. The organization has announced that it will be holding two of its major annual events in Miami, both the Taste of the Caribbean culinary festival …