CHTA Concerned About Haiti


Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is sending its “thoughts and prayers” to the people and communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

In a statement, the CHTA’s president, Karolin Troubetzkoy writes: “The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) registers its sadness at the loss of life and property following the passage of Hurricane Matthew throughout the Caribbean.”

Troubetzkoy continues: “We send our thoughts and prayers to the families and communities that have been impacted by this powerful storm, and convey our earnest hopes for a timely recovery to the people of our region.”

The president stated that the association is “especially concerned about the people of Haiti where the loss of life has been great. Many more are now struggling to pick up the pieces there and in other nations impacted by the storm.”

And Troubetzkoy makes it clear that the CHTA “remains at our members’ disposal to assist them during these trying circumstances. We are proud of the way our members are supporting each other and our guests to the region; and as they open their doors to our communities.”

Adding that: “We are humbly reminded once again that sometimes, despite our best planning and preparation efforts, we are vulnerable to these types of disasters.”

Before continuing: “CHTA will work closely with our public sector partner, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and our Diaspora communities to help coordinate relief to the region.”

Troubetzkoy closes, saying: “Meanwhile, let us unite in support of those who have borne and are continuing to bear the brunt of this powerful storm. As we have experienced on numerous occasions, our resilience and reliance on one another will take us through.”