CSHAE Elects New Executive Committee, Honors Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent & Grenadines Hotel And Tourism Associations
Choice Hotels Sponsors CSHAE Leadership Conference During ARDA Convention in Orlando
CORAL GABLES, FL -- The Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) recently elected a new Executive Committee headed by Frank Comito of the Bahamas Hotel Association at its annual Leadership Conference during the ARDA Convention earlier this month in Orlando.
President: Frank Comito, Bahamas Hotel Association Vice President: Sue Springer, Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association Treasurer: Marion Wilson, Bonaire Hotel & Tourism Association Directors: Neil Forrester, Antigua Hotel & Tourism Association Dee Smith, Bermuda Hotel Association Donald B. Werdekker, Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association Clarisa Jiménez, Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association Caesar Campbell, Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association Pancy Cross, Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association
CSHAE also honored the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association and St. Vincent and Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association with the Electronic Newsletter Newsworthy Award and Printed Newsletter Newsworthy Award, respectively.
The awards recognize the associations for communications by both print and online means based on criteria including:
- A consistent means of communication to the membership
- Always keeping members aware of CHTA activities and initiatives
- A reader friendly format
- Providing facts and research about tourism related topics
- Encouraging members to support their local association
- Allowing members to contribute and participate in the newsletter
- Assisting with community outreach and support
The Awards Luncheon was sponsored by Choice Hotels International, who spoke about their Ascend Collection® and the distinct opportunity it represents for independent historic, boutique and unique properties. Choice Hotels Director of Membership Development Caroline Racine explained that the membership program allows hotels to retain their local identity, individuality and signage, while benefiting from Choice Hotels' strong marketing presence, global reservations system, award-winning rewards program, and industry-leading services and resources.
A number of Association Executives and Presidents (pictured right) attended the Leadership Conference to discuss important issues such as regional tourism, occupancy data, safety and security.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) aims to facilitate the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members' needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. CHTA was founded in 1962; it is the voice of the Caribbean hospitality industry for the development of the region in the highly competitive and sophisticated environment of international tourism. Today, tourism is widely recognized as a pivotal industry in the economy of the region – and CHTA functions as the common denominator for this industry in a region of diverse nationalities, languages and styles, identifying mutual problems and marshalling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 750 member hotels and 525 allied members.
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Theresa M. Oakes
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