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General public can nominate TCIs best for Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association awards; you have until this Friday

#Miami, FL – April 9, 2019 U.S.A – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is inviting nominations for the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Awards from the region’s tourism and hospitality sector as it recognizes outstanding initiatives that are making a difference in the industry.

The CHIEF Awards were established five years ago to recognize, celebrate and share best practices, which are then presented at CHTA’s annual CHIEF forum. This year’s event is scheduled to take place at Hyatt Regency Miami from June 21 to 23, 2019.

“Caribbean hoteliers and tourism-related businesses continue to elevate their game, recognizing that offering incredible sun, sand and sea is not sufficient to compete in the growing global tourism marketplace,” stated CHTA president Patricia Affonso-Dass. 

Best practices are being sought in four key areas: Environmental Sustainability, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Social Responsibility.  

Nominations of CHTA members may be submitted and drawn from recommendations by CHTA members, government tourism offices, travel industry stakeholders, CHTA strategic partners and the general public.

Submissions will be rated on the approach undertaken, results achieved, and the application of the approach as a best practice.

Affonso-Dass noted “the nominations are also avenues for resort owners and operators to honor their outstanding staff members who made these practices the best.”

CHIEF will be held in June under the theme “Vision 2024: Embracing Change, Diversity and Growth”.  

Nominations are open until Friday, April 12, 2019.  Applications are available at:

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