Frank Comito, director general at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, tells Breaking Travel News only with cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders will the hospitality sector flourish in the region.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association president Karolin Troubetzkoy speaks to Breaking Travel News about the growth in the hospitality sector in the region, how important sustainability will be for the future, and the possibilities of future cooperation among rival destinations.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has expressed sympathy for the loss of life and hardship following the passage of Hurricane Irma. The regional tourism body has urged Caribbean residents and visitors in the projected path of the storm to take continued precautions as it makes its way through parts of the northern Caribbean.
Leading hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has been selected as president-elect of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. The group general manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Affonso-Dass was elected to the important leadership role at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association annual general meeting.
There has been a surge in new buyer interest for this month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, according to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. The region’s leading travel trade association announced that in addition to the longstanding representation of tour operators, wholesalers and online travel agencies who attend the regional event, 15 new buyers from close to a dozen countries have registered to participate in the Caribbean’s largest marketing event.
Officials from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association have presented a paper to attendees at a Capitol Hill Briefing in Washington DC urging the creation of a Caribbean-US public-private sector dialogue and a framework for a Caribbean-United States tourism action agenda to strengthen Caribbean engagement with the United States.
Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean’s largest and most significant marketing forum, will return to The Bahamas for the second consecutive year when the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association stages the event from January 31st at Atlantis, Paradise Island.