Hotel News

BHTA Calls For Collective Approach On Issues Of Concern


The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) recognizes the fact that our ability to provide, and promote a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for visitors and locals, is key to attracting guests to our destination and to delivering an ambiance where locals and visitors can fully appreciate the unique beauty, culture and history of the country, and to enjoy the genuine warmth and hospitable nature of Bahamians.

We further recognize The Bahamas is not alone in its efforts to protect its citizenry and transient guests; and that safety and security remains a high priority for all countries; including but not limited to the United States of America, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.

The BHTA applauds the efforts of the private and public sector; The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF); tourism businesses etc. and the individuals within these organizations who work diligently to provide the best possible experience for visitors. We acknowledge the fact that any incident which threatens the safety of visitors and/or locals is “one too many” and are pleased to see reports that incidents of serious crime, which largely impacts our local population, is on the decline, while crimes against visitors are minimal given the number of annual visitors to our islands.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2019 13:31

CHTA Scholarship Applications Being Accepted


Dear BHTA Members;

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation.

Please see following information for details:

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2019 14:14

BHTA 2019 National Culinary Team


The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) held an intense Culinary and Mixology Competition at the University of The Bahamas to determine the final few members of the National Culinary Team, who will compete against top chefs and mixologists throughout the Caribbean at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s “Taste of the Caribbean”. The prestigious event, considered by many to be the “Culinary Olympics of the Caribbean”, will be held in Miami, Florida June 21st to June 25th, 2019.


Bahamas To Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2020


Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean's marquee tourism marketing event, will take place in The Bahamas at Baha Mar, the country's newest integrated resort destination, in early 2020.


Nassau Air Arrivals Strike 28-Year Peak


Air arrivals to New Providence achieved their highest quarterly growth for 28 years during the final three months of 2018, expanding by 20.6 percent to complete a strong year for Bahamian tourism.

The Central Bank’s latest quarterly economic review, covering the final quarter of 2018, revealed: “Total visitors to New Providence strengthened by 15.9 percent during the review quarter, a turnaround from a 2.1 percent reduction in the preceding year, as the key air component firmed by 20.6 percent - the largest percentage increase since 1990, while sea passengers advanced by 14.3 percent.



Page 6 of 168