How to Support Relief Efforts in Storm-Ravaged Caribbean Regions

How to Support Relief Efforts in Storm-Ravaged Caribbean Regions

As Hurricane Beryl completes its devastating path through the Caribbean, many are asking how to help the islands severely impacted by the storm. At Somewhere Beyond Vacations, we are committed to supporting the recovery efforts and want to guide you on how you can make a difference. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), along with the CHTA Education Foundation and local hotel and tourism associations, is appealing for your support.

This powerful storm has caused significant damage to the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique in Grenada, as well as Mayreau, Canouan, and the Union Islands in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Your donations can profoundly impact the recovery and rebuilding efforts, providing much-needed support to the hospitality and tourism industry. CHTA is committed to providing long-term assistance to those affected. Contributions are tax-deductible for U.S. citizens, both personal and corporate donors, ensuring your generosity aids in recovery and offers financial benefits. To donate, visit CHTA’s secure donation portal here.

For nearly four decades, your steadfast commitment and generous contributions have been instrumental in shaping the Caribbean's hospitality landscape. Since 1986, the CHTAEF Annual Fundraising Auction, supported by donations of hotel stays and bids on these stays, has raised crucial funds and significantly fostered the development of hospitality professionals in the Caribbean through scholarships and training.

It's important to note that this initiative complements the vital contributions made to the CHTAEF through bids on hotel stays. CHTA encourages you to bid on Caribbean hotel vacations when they become available for the relief effort and participate in the CHTAEF Auctions throughout the year to continue supporting the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry.

While Hurricane Beryl has impacted specific areas of the Caribbean, many destinations remain unaffected and fully open to tourists. Your bookings to these destinations will play a crucial role in supporting the region's economy and the communities that rely on tourism.