The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Awards. The awards, which celebrate best practices within the Caribbean hospitality industry, are open to all active CHTA members in good standing.
Nominations can be submitted by members themselves or by tourism entities, industry partners, and CHTA sponsors. The awards will recognize exemplary initiatives in 2023 across several categories including sustainability, marketing, people development, social responsibility, and technology achievement.
An independent panel of expert judges will select the winners. The results will be announced at the CHIEF Awards Luncheon, which will take place from November 29 to December 1, 2023, at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon.
The 2023 CHIEF Awards aim to celebrate the resilience, innovation, and community spirit demonstrated by members and partners. Last year’s winners included The Landings Resort & Spa in St. Lucia for Business Operations; Half Moon in Jamaica for Environmental Sustainability; Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba for Sales and Marketing; and Grace Bay Car Rentals and Sales in Turks and Caicos for Human Resources and Staffing.
The CHIEF 2023 event will explore the theme “A New Era of Caribbean Tourism: Balancing Tradition, Technology, and Community”. It will welcome various attendees including hoteliers, resort owners, attraction operators, vendors, government officials, students, and other hospitality and business stakeholders. Discussions will focus on cementing the lessons learned from the global pandemic and creating a sustainable and resilient industry focused on growth.
For more information about the awards or to register for the conference, visit the CHTA website.