News for the Hospitality Executive
THE CARIBBEAN (Feb. 24, 2012) - The 16th Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) is geared to emphasize the need for public and private sector partnerships in order to maximize investment opportunities in the Caribbean tourism industry. CHTIC is scheduled for April 24-26, 2012 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The comprehensive conference program provides delegates with all of the necessary tools including attracting the capital from financial institutions and utilizing partnerships with the public sector. The program is designed to provide investors with ample opportunities in the region and put tourism related businessesin the best possible position as the economy continues to rebound.
"Tourism is our region's number one economy and we must do everything to attract new tourism investment into the region to be able to expand our tourism product and therefore maintain our global competitive position as the world's leading warm weather destination", said Josef Forstmayr, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA). "This year's Investment Conference program will be geared to jump start the investment opportunities in the tourism industry and will feature a varied program geared towards developing the necessary partnerships to achieve successful investments for all parties involved".
CHTIC, organized by CHTA and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), attracts government officials, investment promotion agencies, hoteliers, investors, lenders, architects, planners, construction companies, financial organizations, real estate/mortgage intermediaries, developers, industry officials and other tourism entities.
Following are the general session topics and descriptions for CHTIC 2012:
Registration for CHTIC 2012 includes all educational sessions, two receptions, two lunches and coffee breaks with registration fees as follows:
CHTA Member Hotels and Government Representatives
CHTA Allied Members
CHTA has arranged a special group rate of US$165 (ROH - single/double occupancy), available through March 29, 2012, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino. Taxes and service charges are additional.
CHTA has partnered with American Airlines to provide conference delegates with a 5% discount off any applicable published fares listed on American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection for travel to San Juan, April 21-30, 2012. Reservations can be made via www.aa.com or via the local reservations number using promotion code 8442BG.
Sponsorship opportunities starting at US$8,000 are available for companies seeking to elevate their presence at this prestigious event. Sponsors will be highlighted throughout the conference, as well as in CHTA's marketing and public relations activities leading up to and following the event. The Sponsors' Exhibit will also afford direct contact with representatives of sponsoring companies and will be open throughout the conference. For information about sponsoring CHTIC 2012, contact Gabi Doria at 305-443-3040 or email: [email protected].
CHTIC 2012 sponsors currently confirmed include Host sponsors: Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association; Patron sponsors: FirstCaribbean International, Interval International, KPMG and MasterCard; Gold sponsor: Best Western International; Platinum Media sponsor: Perspective Magazine; Silver Media sponsor: Lodging Hospitality; and Media Supporters sponsors: Caribbean Developer; HSyndicate and Latin America Monitor and Supporter sponsor: American Airlines.
Building on the momentum achieved in recent years with a growing interest in Caribbean tourism development, CHTIC is staged by two not-for-profit organizations - CHTA and the CTO. CHTA represents the regional hotel and tourism associations and CTO is the public sector tourism body which represents the countries of the region. All funds from the conference are reinvested in the region for the benefit of the Caribbean tourism industry. CHTIC was founded by CHTA and CTO in 1997 with the specific objectives of improving the tourism investment and operating climate in the Caribbean, raising awareness of development opportunities and stimulating a continuing flow of equity and loan capital into the region.
For more information about CHTIC 2012 - including sponsorship opportunities - contact CHTA at 305-443-3040, email [email protected] or visit http://www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/events-chtic/event-CHTIC-about.php.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) facilitates the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members' needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. Celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2012, CHTA 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 marshaling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 725 member hotels and 375 allied members.
For more information, visit http://www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.
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