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Impact of Hurricane Dorian on Tourism Sector Business

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Message From The President of BHTA:

Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) members including those in the hotel sector, have reported that the pace of forward bookings has softened, in some cases significantly, when compared to bookings for the same period last year.

“A number of factors, including the severity of the impact of Dorian on Grand Bahama and Abaco, the subsequent widespread coverage and the lack of understanding of Bahama Islands geography, has resulted in a marked impact on business, which is unfortunate but not unanticipated. This is certainly the case for Nassau, Paradise Island,” states Carlton Russell, President of the BHTA.

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BHTA President: Impact Unfortunate But Anticipated

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Tourism industry stakeholders are reporting that forward bookings in the wake of Hurricane Dorian has ‘softened’ when compared to the same period last year.

According to the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), its membership including those in the hotel sector, have reported that “the pace of forward bookings has softened, in some cases significantly, when compared to bookings for the same period last year”.

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CHTA Seeks Jobs for Hurricane-Affected Workers

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MIAMI – Working with public and private sector tourism partners in the Caribbean, The Bahamas and South Florida, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and its counterpart the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched “Tourism Jobs for Bahamians” to secure temporary employment for these industry professionals.

Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest storms on record, blew more than 2,500 hospitality professionals out of work in The Abacos and Grand Bahama, eliminating jobs that were supporting more than 10,000 family members in these islands.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2019 14:15 Read more...
 

Webinar For Hotels

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Post-hurricane hotel marketing advice for the Bahamas, Caribbean & beyond.

 

Tourism Jobs for Bahamians initiative launched

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched a ‘Tourism Jobs for Bahamians’ initiative to secure temporary employment in the hospitality industry.

CHTA’s Caribbean Tourism Job Bank will seek out positions within The Bahamas and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada for Bahamians whose islands and jobs were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Several hotels within The Bahamas have already been identified.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 09:18 Read more...
 


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