Green Globe rounds up successful CHTA Marketplace

Green Globe rounds up successful CHTA Marketplace
January 17, 2014 Arton Kabashi

“The Caribbean is one of our strongest performing areas worldwide in regards to sustainability,” commented Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, who just returned from a successful Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CHTA), in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The CHTA Marketplace is the biggest and longest-standing tourism event in the region, and offered the perfect opportunity for the Green Globe team to meet with CHTA members during all networking events. Mr. Bauer was joined by local partners Ms. Denaye Hinds and Ms. Wendy Walker Drakes to discuss sustainability, and the certification process with hotels, attractions, destination management companies, restaurants, tourist boards, and transportation companies.

“This is an event where networking has a key role,” added Mr. Bauer. “The feedback I got from meeting with key industry players, such as tourism ministers, is extremely positive. Sustainability is a huge topic in the Caribbean, and we are happy to inspire everybody in the hospitality industry to join the green trend. I am very proud to see that we are approaching 100 members in the Caribbean alone.”

Green Globe Certification is the premier provider and certification body for sustainability in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, providing services in over 83 countries worldwide. Members save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs, and positively contribute to local communities and the environment. Green Globe Certification is at the forefront of delivering sustainable solutions to the international travel and tourism market, tailored to each geographical area and local factors.


About Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
Founded in 1962, CHTA represents the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry’s private sector, including 35 national hotel associations across the Caribbean region, over 600 hotel members, with approximately 91,000 rooms, and more than 300 supplier companies, represented as ‘Allied’ members. For more information, please visit

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit

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