Global travel experts predict a massive increase in global international inbound travel, and the Caribbean and Latin America are leading the way.
As the tourism sector rebounds strongly from the pandemic closure, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is calling on the region’s “bread and butter” industry to ramp up efforts to be adequately staffed to meet the impending surge of arrivals and continued growth.
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) President Karolin Troubetzkoy sees Germany and other European countries as a region with untapped potential for many Caribbean destinations and is advocating for open skies and ease of travel restrictions to stimulate arrivals.
The board of directors of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has officially ratified Karolin Troubetzkoy to take office immediately as president of the association. Her term had been expected to begin June 2016. She will serve as CHTA president through June 2018.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association president Emil Lee has enhanced his executive committee by adding three Caribbean tourism industry professionals who will serve as regional vice presidents during his presidency. Lee has appointed Sanovnik Destang, executive director of Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, founder of Bedford Baker Group in the Bahamas, and Warren Binder, president Creative Travel Consultants in Florida.
Video: Emil Lee, general manager of Princess Heights Hotel, St. Maarten, has taken over the reins as president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. He will hold the position for the next two years and has vowed to strengthen the National Hotel Associations around the Caribbean community to help grow tourism to the region. Watch his inaugural address here.
Caribbean Travel Marketplace will return to Puerto Rico Jan. 28-30, 2015 where the region’s largest and most important marketing event will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan for the first time since January 2010.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) will conduct its first hospitality and tourism conference since 2007 under the banner of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Education Forum (CHIEF).
Jamaica is showcasing some of its spectacular tourism offerings this week as Montego Bay plays host to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s premier tourism marketing event, Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014. The marketplace, which is expected to attract 1,200 delegates, is being hosted at Montego Bay Convention Centre, which was named Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Convention Centre in 2013 by the World Travel Awards.