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CHTA extends support in the wake of Hurricane Beryl | World News

CHTA extends support in the wake of Hurricane Beryl | World News

CHTA extends support in the wake of Hurricane Beryl | World News

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) extends its solidarity and support to those affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Beryl, particularly on islands such as Carriacou and Petite Martinique in Grenada, as well as Mayreau, Canouan, Union Island and others that are part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig expressed deep concern for the local communities hardest hit by the storm and assured that the trade association is committed to assisting with relief efforts. “We will work in collaboration with our national hotel and tourism associations in Grenada and St Vincent to provide the necessary support and assistance to the local communities affected by Hurricane Beryl,” said Madden-Greig, who conveyed the association’s concern for the safety of all those still in the path of the storm, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

“In the face of adversity, the resilience of the Caribbean’s primary industry will shine through once again,” said Nicola (pictured), who said the region, with its strong tradition of public-private partnerships, is no stranger to crises. The reopening of airports and the resumption of business activities in the Eastern Caribbean exemplify the importance placed on preparedness and determination to recover quickly from such crises, he posited.

“The Caribbean has proven time and time again our ability to weather storms and crises,” said Madden-Greig, who serves as Director of Sales and Marketing for Courtleigh Hospitality Group in Jamaica.

“We are committed to protecting lives and livelihoods, ensuring our communities are safe and our economies remain strong. CHTA will continue to stand with all affected areas, offering our full support in recovery efforts.” Noting that authorities have given Grenada full clearance to receive visitors, she reminded travelers that the vast majority of destinations in the region remain open and welcoming visitors.

He also encouraged those who travel to affected areas to help with hurricane relief efforts. “Traveling to the Caribbean not only helps our tourism industry, but also contributes to the recovery of affected areas,” he concluded.

“We may have been knocked down in some areas, but we are resilient people and we will be back soon.” Individuals, businesses and organizations who would like to contribute to hurricane relief efforts can make a tax-deductible monetary donation at www.chtaef.com.