CHTA Wants Better U.S. – Cuba Relations

MIAMI (June 23, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and […]

Anse Chastanet To Host Advance Photography Workshop

SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia (April 25, 2017) – One of the world’s most accomplished photographers is hosting a master class at Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia for National Geographic Expeditions this year. Joe McNally, whose acclaimed career includes assignments in more than 50 countries, will lead the classes at the eco-friendly resort. McNally, who has […]


“Bimshire” Wins Top Team, Bartender and Seafood Honors; BVI Takes Chef of the Year Category at Taste of the Caribbean 2017 MIAMI, FL (June 7, 2017) – Barbados is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The Bajan team won the top honors in the finale of the 2017 Taste of the Caribbean culinary […]

Regional Tourism Industry Set to Take Center Stage During UNWTO Global Conference

REGIONAL TOURISM INDUSTRY SET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE DURING UNWTO GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA    Seated L-R: Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism; Trudy Deans, Consul General of Jamaica; Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism Standing L-R: John Lynch, Chairman, Jamaica Tourist Board; Matt Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism […]


MIAMI (June 3, 2017) – Respected Caribbean hotelier Simón Suárez was named the 2017 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Suárez, Vice President of Institutional Relations and Projects of Grupo Puntacana in the Dominican Republic, received the coveted honor at the opening of the third annual Caribbean Hospitality […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Statement on Climate Change

MIAMI (June 2, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), a federation of 32 private sector-led organizations throughout the Caribbean basin, reiterates its previous position to join with the nations throughout the Caribbean in supporting the adoption of the Paris climate change agreement. The Caribbean is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions […]