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CHTA Urging Tour Operators to Pay Caribbean Hotels

 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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Comito: Crisis Offers Big Chance to Upgrade Caribbean Tourism Product

 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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Caribbean Tourism “Will Emerge Stronger After Coronavirus”

 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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 St Croix, the US Virgin Islands’ largest island, is getting a new tourism identity.  USVI tourism officials have launched a full-fledged rebranding of St Croix, with a new push aimed at educating travelers on the unique features of the island.  …

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 Canadian all-inclusive brand Royalton is set to open a new resort in Grenada that will instantly become the largest property on the island.  The new Royalton Grenada is slated to open March 1, Grenada tourism officials confirmed at the recent …

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 Antigua and Barbuda may be breaking tourism records for stopover arrivals — but it’s also quietly becoming a major new Caribbean cruise power.  The Eastern Caribbean destination, which now has a partnership with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise …

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 The South Gap Hotel in Barbados has completed a major renovation project, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hotel on the southern coast of Barbados has completed a nearly $3 million renovation project. The two-year-long project included the transformation of its …

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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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 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 the Caribbean Journal staff Miami is set to once again host one of the Caribbean’s leading hospitality exchanges. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s CHIEF, or Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, will take place June 21-23 at the Hyatt …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is set to host the Caribbean’s leading tourism marketing event in 2020. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be hosted at the Baha Mar resort in Nassau in early …

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 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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 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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 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 …