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Radewind Aviation Announces New Scheduled Service Flights to Key Vacation Destinations Across the Caribbean

Oxford, Connecticut - Tradewind Aviation, the award-winning private aviation specialist and pioneer of the shared charter concept to top leisure destinations, is heightening opportunities for travelers to dive into the sparkling beauty and inviting culture of the Caribbean with new scheduled service flights to leading Caribbean destinations including Tortola and Virgin Gorda from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and to Anguilla from San Juan, Antigua, and St Barths.

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Caribbean Tourism is 'Solid as a Rock'

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace 42nd conference was recently held in Jamaica. The event, held in Montego Bay, from May 20th to May 23rd, at the Montego Bay Convention Center, was abuzz with approximately 1,000 delegates, 150 companies, 50 international journalists and several regional tourism ministers all to discuss enhancing tourism in the Caribbean.

(L-R): CHTA President, Nicola Madden-Greig, Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, and the President of Jamaica's Hotel and Tourism Association Robin Russell. (Photo Courtesy of CHTA)

CHTA Celebrates the Success of the Inaugural Marketplace Responsible Tourism Day

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) celebrated a significant milestone with the launch of the first-ever Marketplace Responsible Tourism Day during this year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, the groundbreaking event showcased sustainable tourism development, focusing on giving back to local communities in the host country of Jamaica.

Delegates hard at work at SOS Children’s Village in Barrett Town

CHTA Hails Success of Third Annual Caribbean Travel Forum

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) declared the third annual Caribbean Travel Forum a resounding success. The event featured insightful presentations and high-level panel discussions that explored Caribbean tourism performance, emerging trends, and future industry prospects.

CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig addresses the CHTA Caribbean Travel Forum in Jamaica this week.

Caribbean Tourism Organization Announces Speaker Lineup for Caribbean Week in New York 2024

NEW YORK, NY – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced a stellar lineup of speakers for Caribbean Week in New York 2024. This year’s event will feature a diverse array of leaders, including a Deputy Prime Minister from the Caribbean, a leading airline executive, a renowned music producer, a world-class Caribbean communications specialist, and a cutting-edge data engineer at the forefront of artificial intelligence developments.

I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas, will speak during Caribbean Week in New York.

Patricia Affonso-Dass Named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager of Ocean Hotels Group in Barbados, is the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. This recognition is a testament to her decades-long dedication and exemplary leadership in the hospitality industry, underscoring her significant contributions to Barbados and the wider Caribbean region.

Patricia Affonso-Dass (center) with Barbados Minister of Tourism Ian Gooding-Edghill and Renée Coppin, Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, in Montego Bay.

Record-Breaking Attendance at Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2024 Highlights the Region’s Growing Tourism Sector

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The 42nd Annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM), organized by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has concluded on a high note, reaching record-breaking attendance numbers. This year’s event, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from May 20-23, 2024, has been hailed as one of the most successful in the history of CTM, reflecting the strong interest and investment in Caribbean tourism.

Marketplace delegates discussing Caribbean tourism business opportunities.

The Bahamas Honored With the Caribbean Destination Resilience Award by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

Nassau, The Bahamas – The Bahamas has been awarded the prestigious Caribbean Destination Resilience Award by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST). This award is a testament to The Bahamas’ unwavering commitment to sustainability and resilience in tourism, aligning with the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, on his right, Latia Duncombe, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation and on his left, Valery Brown-Alce, Deputy Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation
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