US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association


Want to learn more effective ways of operating your property, ways to train and retain your staff, how to create new revenue streams, and how to be more environmentally conscious and truly save money? All this and more is waiting for you at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum! At CHIEF, we will delve in detail into the ins and outs of effective hotel management.

The forum is scheduled for Oct. 2-4 at the El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in neighboring Puerto Rico. Multi-industry experts will lead three educational tracks including: Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Go Green and Improve Profitability. Click here to view a flyer for the event, and here to view the CHIEF fact sheet. These resources are packed with all of the information you need to take advantage of your time at the forum!

Nathan Lump, Editor of Travel + Leisure Magazine will join us as the keynote speaker. With his deep digital knowledge and insight into the travel consumer, Lump will paint a clear picture of what the future holds for the hospitality and travel industry from the consumer’s perspective. Click here to learn about all of the speakers who will be attending CHIEF.

In conjunction with the event, STR and the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute invite Caribbean tourism stakeholders to participate in two of the industry’s most sought after training and certification programs – the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) Workshop and the Leadership for Service Excellence Training program on Oct. 2. There will also be a trade show featuring the Caribbean’s best vendors offering live demonstrations and exclusive discounts as well as engaging industry roundtables with one-on-one discussions with our knowledgeable panelists. We are also looking forward to the CHIEF Awards, a showcase of best practices in the Caribbean in three separate categories: Sales and Marketing, Operations and Sustainability. Click here to download the complete schedule of events for CHIEF.

USVIHTA encourages our members to take advantage of the opportunity to attend this unique forum since it will be held so close to home. Click here to view a detailed press release about the event or click here to register. Visit the CHTA Facebook page for great information about sessions and speakers. Feel free to contact us at the USVIHTA office at 340-774-6835 if you need assistance with registration. We look forward to seeing you in Puerto Rico next month!