The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is “committed” to working with new United States President Elect Donald Trump, it said in a communique issued this week.
“We wish you great success in your presidency and look forward to working with the United States government towards making tourism a far greater force to the benefit of our industry and the people of the Caribbean and the United States of America,” wrote CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy and CEO Frank Comito in the letter to Trump.
The pair underscored the importance of tourism to the Caribbean and the United States, as the world’s predominant and fastest-growing industry, contributing 9.8 percent to global GDP.
“Tourism is a common thread which binds the Caribbean and the United States, generating employment, entrepreneurial activity and foreign exchange for our region while contributing significantly to U.S. exports and economic activity,” they wrote.
The CHTA is the region’s leading organization representing tourism interests for national hotel and tourism associations.