World Tourism Day: My Journey Towards a Sustainable Caribbean Dream

As we near World Tourism Day, celebrated every September 27, I find myself reflecting on the intricate relationship between the Caribbean’s natural splendor and its booming tourism sector. Throughout my personal and professional journey, I’ve witnessed how conservation and sustainable tourism practices not only enhance our guest experience but also secure the future of our […]

Nick and the Artists of Anse La Raye

Lead image, Artist: Calixte George For many years, I wanted to capture the story of my husband Nick’s involvement with a group of artists in Anse La Raye, all the way back in the 80’s. The outcome of this involvement is a rather remarkable collection of over 1000 artworks which so far very few people have […]

Nick’s Jade Mountain

A Labor of Love and Devotion From time to time, travel advisors and new acquaintances ask me to explain the history of Jade Mountain to them. Jade Mountain is the brainchild of my husband Nick who is the conceptualist, architect and designer of Jade Mountain. Together with a fine team of engineers and architectural associates, he […]

What’s Next For Our Caribbean Marine and Coastal Environments?

As the Envoy of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative,  I recently attended the CCI-CBF week. Since 2016, the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) and the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) have been holding joint annual meetings, called CCI-CBF Week. This year’s event had originally been scheduled for the Bahamas, but for obvious reasons had to be transformed to take place virtually. Seeing the agenda for […]

The Caribbean and Responsible Travel in a COVID-19 World

About 3 months ago,  the world at large stopped traveling, propelling the global hospitality and tourism industry into the deepest economic abyss ever known. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), 2020 will see over 100 million jobs in travel and tourism gone and their research estimates a projected travel & tourism GDP loss […]

Karolin Troubetzkoy

SLHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy’s Labour Day Message

Dear SLHTA Members, This Labor Day will stand out in our memory like none ever before. Known predominantly as a labor union celebration of the economic and social significance of workers, this May Day – at the height of the COVID-19 crisis – makes us look at the contributions of workers in new and striking […]

Earth Day Message from Karolin Troubetzkoy

EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM KAROLIN TROUBETZKOY Happy April 22 Earth Day Here at our resorts, we celebrate Earth Day every day but in recognition of today, April 22, we are planning a couple of special activities for our guests, from planting cocoa trees to offering a low carbon menu and a star gazing session this […]

The importance of promoting the Caribbean brand

As the President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), let me make a few remarks about our work at CHTA and about  the importance of a regional collaboration when it comes to the promotion of our Caribbean brand. We here at CHTA and by extension, our National Hotel and Tourism Associations, see the […]