‘Caribbean Hotels Unite For Dominica’ Raises US$51,000 For Relief Efforts Following Tropical Storm Erika

MIAMI, FL (Nov. 23, 2015) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) spearheaded “Caribbean Hotels Unite for Dominica,” a joint fundraising initiative and online auction raising US$51,000 in an effort to bring financial aid to the people of Dominica affected by the Tropical Storm Erika. The August 2015 storm unleashed 12 inches of rain on the island causing extensive flooding, loss of life and more than US$200 million in damage.

“Caribbean Hotels Unite for Dominica,” conceived by CHTA Acting President and President-Elect Karolin Troubetzkoy, featured 57 Caribbean vacation packages on CharityBuzz.com, an online charity auction platform with a global reach of 125,000+ registered bidders in 109 countries.

The just-completed auction raised more than $51,000 which was deposited into a designated DHTA account. The funds will be distributed in Dominica under guidelines created by a joint CHTA/DHTA committee.

“It was both humbling and heart-warming to see how quickly and enthusiastically Caribbean hoteliers responded to this assistance campaign further reiterating we are, in-fact, One Caribbean, and can rely on each other in times of need,” said Troubetzkoy.

Hotels that donated vacations stays as part of the “Caribbean Hotels Unite for Dominica” campaign include:

  • Anacaona Boutique Hotel, Anguilla
  • Curtain Bluff, Antigua
  • Hermitage Bay, Antigua
  • Cocos Hotel, Antigua
  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
  • Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, Aruba
  • Pelican Bay Hotel, Bahamas
  • Ocean Two, Barbados
  • Sea Breeze Beach Hotel, Barbados
  • Coral Reef Club, Barbados
  • The Sandpiper, Barbados
  • All Seasons Resort Europa, Barbados
  • Yellow Bird Hotel, Barbados
  • The Crane Residential Resort, Barbados
  • Peter Island Resort & Spa, BVI
  • Necker Island Resort, BVI
  • Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites, Curacao
  • Hilton Curacao, Curacao
  • Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, Curacao
  • Lions Dive & Beach Resort, Curacao
  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
  • Secret Bay, Dominica
  • Fort Young Hotel, Dominica
  • Pagua Bay House, Dominica
  • Hotel The Champs, Dominica
  • Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, Grenada
  • Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
  • Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Jamaica
  • Hedonism II, Jamaica
  • Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis
  • El Conquistador & Las Casitas Village: A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Puerto Rico
  • The Buccaneer, St. Croix
  • Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina, St. Croix
  • Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia
  • Bay Gardens Hotel, St. Lucia
  • Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
  • Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
  • Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
  • Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
  • St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia
  • East Winds, St. Lucia
  • Coco Palm Resorts, St. Lucia
  • Cap Maison, St. Lucia
  • Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St. Lucia
  • Rendezvous Resort, St. Lucia
  • Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
  • The BodyHoliday, St. Lucia
  • The Summit Resort Hotel, St. Maarten
  • Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas
  • Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
  • Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts, Tobago
  • Courtyard® by Marriott® Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Cara Suites, Trinidad
  • Monique’s Guest House, Trinidad
  • Emerald Beach Resort, USVI
  • Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas, USVI
  • Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, USVI


Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is a federation of 32 National Hotel Associations, with more than 600 member hotels and over 300 allied members. CHTA is the largest representative of the private sector in the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry. We are 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 600 member hotels and over 300 allied members.

CHTA, including the events staged by the association, is supported by Strategic Partners MasterCard, Cable & Wireless, HVS, Interval International, OBM International, Tambourine and TravelZoo.

For more information, visit http://www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com. Follow CHTA on Facebook Facebook.com/CaribbeanHotelandTourismAssociation and Twitter Twitter.com/CHTAFeeds.

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