The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), together with the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association, Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Virgin Holidays, are now accepting registrations for Caribbean Marketplace 2010. Taking place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan from Jan. 10-12, next year’s Caribbean Marketplace has been deemed absolutely critical due to its timing at the cusp of what many experts are speculating will be the beginning of the tourism industry’s recovery.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has named Josef Forstmayr President-elect for 2010-2012. Forstmayr is a director on the Jamaica Tourist Board and Managing Director at Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Jamaica, which won “World’s Leading Villa” at the 2008 World Travel Awards (pictured left).Before entering his two-year term, he will go through a one-year initiation as President-elect in preparation for his role as CHTA President.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) met with several senior executives from chain hotels with properties in the Caribbean region to reconstitute the previously successful Chain Hotels Forum, originally created 15 years ago, and agreed to further discussion on the creation of a “Communications Campaign” to educate and impress upon the people and the governments of the region the importance of tourism to the local economies throughout the Caribbean.
Breaking Travel News interviews Enrique De Marchena Kaluche - Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA)
Caribbean Hotel And Tourism Association President, Enrique De Marchena Kaluche - Sun Village Beach Resort, Dominican Republic at ITB Berlin 2009.
Sandals have proudly announced that the 2009 Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHA) Marketplace will be held on the future site of Sandals Grande St. Lucian’s 200-room expansion, The Greek Village.
By Ben KilbeyImagine being coined St. Lucia’s foremost small hotelier. Imagine meeting the Queen and being awarded an MBE. Imagine empowering your peers within the Caribbean tourism industry and bringing a passion to the business that is second-to-none. Imagine being so infectious on meeting that people cannot help but be engaged by your intelligent rhetoric and love for the Caribbean tourism industry. Meet Berthia Parle, MBE, and imagine no more. Berthia - a living, breathing history maker, becoming the first female President of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA). A hard talking, hard smoking inspiration to the Caribbean tourism trade. This lady speaks her mind and when she speaks it all seems to make sense. Caribbean Travel News spoke to Berthia in this exclusive interview.