US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
September 9, 2021/
|Haiti Recovery: Help Restore Lives Through Tourism |
-Hundreds of tourism workers lives and livelihoods were severely impacted and homes destroyed by the recent earthquake
-Ten of Haiti’s hotels suffered major damage from the recent earthquake
-Repairing the damage and getting people back to work is key to a sustained recovery
-You can make a difference….as so many of you did in the past
When the earthquake disaster struck Haiti ten years ago and Hurricane Matthew several years after, many of you responded to the call for help. As a result, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF), working with Haiti’s hotel and tourism association, were able to help rebuild the nation’s Tourism and Hospitality Training Institute and trained 77 young Haitians to become chefs and managers in hotels throughout Haiti, the Caribbean and worldwide.
Your support helped to change lives! Once again we need to respond to the call to support our tourism brothers and sisters.
How Can You Help?
CHTA, in cooperation with the CHTAEF, is working with the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) and the Association Touristique d’Haïti (ATH) to identify how best to provide recovery support for our tourism colleagues in Haiti. International donor organizations are on the ground providing immediate and emergency assistance. We want to be there for the long-haul. Our aim is to focus on the long-term recovery, helping to restore tourism and reshape lives. Here’s how you can help…
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• Strategically Placing and Sharing the Fundraising QR code for quick and easy processing of donations, available by clicking here
• Encouraging Employee and Vendor Contributions
• Inviting Guests and Customers to contribute through your website and social media sites and with opt-in donations on billings, when checking in and checking out
CHTAEF Auction Hotel Room Donations – help CHTAEF to convert donated room stays to cash. CHTAEF’s Haiti support will be directed towards education and training activities. To register your room donation, please send an email to email@example.com.
We know these are difficult times for many of us and invite you to do whatever you can and to ask your colleagues, guests and friends and lovers of Haiti and the Caribbean to heed to the call for help. No matter the amount, it will help us to make a difference.