WILLEMSTAD- April 24, 2017– The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is committed to guaranteeing that each visitor to the island will enjoy an unforgettable stay. For that purpose, in collaboration with the Curaçao Innovation & Technology Institute (CITI), the CTB introduced a certification program for the hospitality and tourism industry three years ago. The program’s objective is to, by means of an auditing system, promote and maintain quality among all businesses operating in the local tourism industry. A certification ceremony for Small Hotels and apartments offered to tourists was recently held in connection with this program. Three years ago, a number of diving operators were also audited and are now in line for a re-audit.
CITI is in charge of executing the CTB’s Sustainability Certification Program. Apartments offered to tourists will all be audited every two years, based on locally and internationally accepted quality standards. It is with great satisfaction that the CTB announces the 31 apartments and Small Hotels successfully audited in the first round. CHATA Members included: Bahia Apartments & Diving, Curaçao Rental Homes, Quint’s Travelodge, Rancho El Sobrino, Dolphin Suites, Hotel ‘t Klooster, Mustique Suites, The Beach House Curaçao, Pietermaai Boutique Hotel, Academy Hotel, Bon Biní Seaside Resort, Acoya Hotel Suites & Villas, and B&B Sombré di Kabana.
Participation in the quality program is completely voluntary. So, each apartment registered for the program is well aware of the importance of offering quality lodging to the island’s visitors. The CTB wishes to congratulate the apartments and Small Hotels that completed the program and have now obtained their certification. The CTB will soon start the second round of audits and wishes to encourage all Small Hotels and owners of apartments being offered to tourists that have not yet registered to please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, at 738-6299.