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BHTA: Hurricane Relief Efforts

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First and foremost, our hearts and our minds remain focused on those in Grand Bahama and Abaco who have suffered greatly due to Hurricane Dorian.

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association which is a part of NEMA’s ESF 12 Team, has transitioned from assisting The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and partner public and sector agencies to get ready for Hurricane Dorian; to supporting the mammoth response and relief efforts directed at persons from Grand Bahama and Abaco who have been devastated by the impact of this once-in-a-generation weather disaster.

Our primary role has been, and continues to be a private-public sector liaison for varying facets of relief efforts. Immediately after the passing of the storm; the BHTA aimed its focus on assisting NEMA; its cadre of underlying public sector agencies, and private sector facilitators whose primary task was to receive, welcome and document evacuees. Displaced persons were then transported, via public sector agencies and private sector donors to government shelters. Evacuees, who had gone through so much found respite thanks to the incredible efforts of the public and private sector who opened, staffed and procured supplies such as food and bedding for the vast influx of displaced persons from Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:34 Read more...
 

BHTA's Junior Hotelier School Programme

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VOLUNTEER SPEAKERS NEEDED

We need your help

In One-Hour You Can Motivate a Young Person to Be a Future Leader in Our Industry

Please know that your presentation/s will help to broaden students’ awareness about our dynamic industry, setting their sights on pursuing at least one of the over 1,000 types of career opportunities in Tourism.  We are seeing large numbers of students who were in the program working in the industry and pursuing tourism-related degrees at home and abroad.  To make the industry relevant, we want the students to hear from you, about your work and what it takes to succeed in our industry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:24 Read more...
 

Travel Industry Helping Bahamas Rebuild

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In the Wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Travel Industry Has Pledged More Than $6.5 Million to Help the Bahamas

Photo: Sjoerd Hilckmann/AP/Shutterstock

From pledging millions to matching donations to a charity auction, the travel industry is helping the Bahamas rebuild.

At the start of the month, tragedy struck the Bahamas when Category 5 Hurricane Dorian tore its way through the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island. Following what NASA reported as sustained winds of 185 mph, with gusts over 200 mph, the devastating storm has left catastrophic destruction in its wake, including a death toll that’s nearing 50 people and the displacement of over 70,000 individuals, according to CNN. Now, the country is in dire need of help—and the travel industry is heeding their call.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:22 Read more...
 

BHTA Golf Tournament New Date: Nov 17

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The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament which was scheduled to be held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 will be postponed until SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH 2019.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian; The BHTA, alongside a vast cadre of public and private sector members; Bahamian businesses- many of whom are traditional participants and supporters of the Golf Tournament; are deeply engaged in Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts.

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NEMA and NGOs in Partnership towards Hurricane Dorian Relief

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – A number of Non-Governmental Organizations are partnering with the National Emergency Management agency, NEMA in bringing relief to residents of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

At a NEMA press conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 local NGOs such as Head Knowles, New Providence Community Church, Bahamas Gaming Operators Association, Hands for Hunger, Rotary, One Eleuthera Foundation, and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association reported on their working relationship with NEMA, in ongoing efforts to bring some sense of normalcy to those communities that been affected by the storm.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2019 13:56 Read more...
 


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