The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has added two new conferences for 2011 with a new Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Conference planned for Barbados June 1-3 and the Caribbean Boutique and Intimate Hotel Conference for Oct. 13 - 15 in St. Lucia.
Saint Lucia’s popularity as a conference location is growing, having just notched up an important regional Caribbean gathering.
This fall, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association (PRHTA) and the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (PRCB) will present two of its annual events concurrently.
Thomas Cook has provoked a major backlash from the Caribbean travel and tourism industry, led by the CHTA, after attempting to discount outstanding invoices. The tour operator blamed on a summer of weak bookings on the five per cent cuts.
Following the success of last month’s Caribbean Marketplace where buyers and suppliers met to do business in pre-matched time-slots, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is now applying the same electronic appointment matching process to the 14th Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC 2010), taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-6, 2010.
As the private sector voice for the Caribbean lodging and tourism industry, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has reached out to its extensive membership base to encourage and stimulate initial donations and contributions to help their fellow member country in this time of great need.
Jamaica is projecting solid tourism growth in 2010. Speaking at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Marketplace 2010 travel trade event, which opened this week in Puerto Rico, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett reported that preliminary figures show that the island’s arrivals increased by four percent in 2009.
Josef Forstmayr is the President-Elect of Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), and will become the voice of tourism in the region when he takes up the presidency in June. He is also the Managing Director of Jamaica’s exclusive Round Hill Hotel & Villas, voted “World’s Leading Villa” seven years running by the World Travel Awards. BTN spoke to him to find out his thoughts ahead of CHTA Marketplace 2010.
The highly anticipated 2009 Caribbean Hotel and TourismAssociation (CHTA) Small Hotels Retreat kicked off in the U.S. Virgin Islands last night with a larger than expected delegation of small hoteliers optimistic about their prospects in an improved 2010 economy.
MasterCard is now the ‘Official Card’ of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association