The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is urging the region’s tourism industry stakeholders to assist with both immediate and sustained relief efforts to support the people of Haiti and parts of the Bahamas, which were hardest hit by Hurricane Mathew this month.
PUERTO RICO (Oct. 13, 2016)—Gerard “Jerry” Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment communities, called for an urgent investment in the next generation of Caribbean travel and tourism leaders to elevate service standards within the region.
Bahamian hotelier Stuart Bowe was named the 2016 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.
As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources.
Alani Henneman-Todman has been appointed the new director of the Communications Division for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
MIAMI (Aug. 4, 2016)—The Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum is generating a healthy buzz as it approaches its second conference, slated for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016, at El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Puerto Rico.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 28, 2016)—The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.
Two of Soufrière, St. Lucia’s top resorts have been included among the Top 25 Caribbean Resorts by one of the world’s leading travel magazines.
Positively affected by Health City Cayman Islands’ humanitarian approach to healthcare, the reigning Miss Universe has pledged her support to advance the mission of the internationally-accredited hospital.
A highly experienced hospitality professional, Ronald Kooistra, has taken the helm of ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas, a member of the Ascend Hotel Collection, in Willemstad, Curaçao.
The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to America’s story in extraordinary ways, says President of the United States Barack Obama.
Dominica’s Amanda Charles is the new sustainable tourism specialist at the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas is expecting a record-breaking year for 2015, reports its founder and senior managing partner, William Naughton.
A doctor from Massachusetts is alive today thanks to quick reactions by hotel employees, first responders and the skilled medical teams and surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands. Now he plans to partner with the facility that saved his life.
A Puerto Rico hotel is capitalizing on the hospitality management experience of a seasoned professional to improve guest satisfaction and support the professional development of younger members of the staff.
Jamaican businesswoman is giving thanks for the lifesaving heart treatment she recently received in the neighboring Cayman Islands.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association raised funds to help the people of Dominica.
Jamaican-American nonprofit executive Kwayera Archer-Cunningham was honored.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched Restaurant Week on the island of St. Croix, the event running from Wednesday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 8.
The 2015 edition of Caribbean Cultural Fest, presented by Virgin Islanders United, features the rich flavor of the Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean Sunday, Sept. 6 at Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park.
The head of one of the leading U.S. carriers will keynote an important tourism gathering in the Caribbean.
The Landings St. Lucia has appointed international business executive Kathy Taylor interim general manager after the departure of Caribbean hospitality veteran Kashmie Ali, who led a turnaround of fortunes at the premier Caribbean resort over the past year.
Bill Clegg, a respected hotel industry professional, believes that as the Caribbean tourism industry recovers, its leadership should work more collectively to ensure growth in the region is sustained.
For many married couples, a wedding anniversary is an opportunity to enjoy a special luxury or a romantic getaway to a destination far away from the realities of everyday life.
The influential travel magazine Travel + Leisure again named St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain as one of the top 100 hotels in the world and number 1 in the Caribbean.
WASHINGTON (July 9)—One Caribbean Television went to the U.S. Congress last month to honor legislators who contributed to the proclamation of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.
It’s time for stakeholders in the Caribbean’s hospitality industry to more broadly represent the multicultural nature of the region and serve the growing diversity of visitors to the Caribbean by learning to speak more than one language.
”As the United States begins to normalize our relations with Cuba, we have the potential to empower a nation and end a legacy of mistrust in our hemisphere,” said President Barack Obama on the occasion of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which kicked off this week with ceremonies and activities.
One Caribbean Television will host a reception in the nation’s capital to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which is observed in June.
Former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will give the commencement address as Kingsborough Community College celebrates its 50th Commencement Exercises Tuesday, June 16 in Brooklyn.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cable & Wireless Communications, a full-service communications provider operating in 16 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts marked Earth Day this past Wednesday by switching their lighting systems to an energy efficient, ecologically friendly light-emitting diode solution.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (April 16)—After a multimillion-dollar renovation project, Sandals Resorts has relaunched the chain’s largest and Jamaica’s newest resort to date, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.
CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 2)—Health care tourism is an opportunity for the Caribbean region, according to an article outlining “13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean.”
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos (March 26)—Seven Stars Resort, located on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, has appointed Wilbert Ashbert Mason as its new general manager.
CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 19)—The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio continues to gain guest appeal. Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman has recorded its best year since it began operations 14 years ago.
ST. LUCIA (March 9)—A visionary champion of excellence in the Caribbean hospitality sector has been honored by the government of St. Lucia.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (March 5)—Students with learning disabilities in Trinidad recently received a helping hand from the Caribbean Media Exchange when the U.S.-based nonprofit organization donated sporting equipment to Eshe’s Learning Centre in Woodbrook.
ST. LUCIA (Feb. 26)—Prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Feb. 12)—Respected hotel association executive Frank Comito is the new head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, replacing Jeff Vasser, who left office at the end of December.
Four children from Haiti have received free lifesaving surgery at Health City Cayman Islands, bringing the number of young Haitians who have benefited from Health City’s ongoing commitment to support the tertiary health care needs of Caribbean youth to eight.
Antigua and Barbuda has appointed two Caribbean hospitality veterans to lead its marketing charge this year.
Renewed hope for the region’s agricultural sector is on the horizon, with the launch of a global initiative to transform the Caribbean’s food and beverage industry.
Legendary American R&B sibling group the Pointer Sisters and singer-songwriter Peter Cetera have been added to the lineup of the 19th Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
Health City Cayman Islands has performed its second successful left ventricular assist device heart surgery, allowing another ailing Caribbean national to move to a new beat.
Global music sensation Mariah Carey will be headed to the 2015 edition of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
A pioneering media visionary who gave Black journalists a voice of their own was recognized for his vision and outstanding leadership at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage-sponsored Evenings of Excellence and Caribbean Media Exchange leadership awards ceremony in Brooklyn last week.
Experienced hospitality executive Kashmie Ali, who has spent 25 years in corporate leadership, has returned to St. Lucia as the new managing director of the Landings St. Lucia.
More than five years ago, I penned a story about the work of Jamaican journalist Janet Silvera, who has kept tourism, the region’s bread winner, in the news and business pages of the Jamaica Gleaner and, in so doing, helped connect the Jamaican people to an industry that some across the region view as patronizing and subservient.
Choice Hotels International executive Bill Clegg has been named among the new slate of officers elected to the executive board of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, underscoring the global hotel franchisor’s expanding presence and commitment to developing travel in the rebounding Caribbean market.