Caribbean Hotel Association Executives discuss challenges

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (May 17, 2010) – The challenges facing the Caribbean tourism industry as a result of the global economic crisis along with the subsequent decrease in marketing budgets from many of the region’s tourism departments has spurred the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) to ban together to try and affect a positive impact on their own.

St. Kitts Nevis was represented at the conference.

The leadership role in which the private sector-led hotel and tourism associations play and must continue to exert in the industry’s development was the primary focus of the CSHAE Annual Leadership Conference held last week in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Staff and volunteer professionals from 21 destinations throughout the Caribbean spent two days in intensive training sessions, assessing their roles as private sector organizations as well as discussing ways to be more effective as agents of change within the industry and their destinations. Attendees shared success stories and best practices to help one another to solve problems and become more efficient organizations.

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