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Second Annual Student Development Conference


Johnson & Wales University, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Queen's College, The Bahamas Hotel Association & Associated Industry and Education Partners present the Second Annual Student Development Conference under the theme: "There is a Place For You... Here!"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sheraton Nassau Cable Beach Resort
Nassau, Bahamas

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:13

Atlantis Mandara Spa To Remain In Operation

The operator of Mandara Spa at Atlantis moved to quell concerns yesterday over the effects of its parent company's voluntary liquidation — asserting the resort's spa operations will remain unchanged.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:09

BHA Chief Anticipates Higher Hotel Occupancy in November

Hotels in New Providence and Paradise Island are projecting low revenue in the month of November, even as they prepare for higher occupancy rates than those seen last year as the North American Thanksgiving travel season picks up.

"Projected hotel occupancies for November are slightly above last year," Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) President Robert Sands said in a statement sent to Guardian Business. "While we expect higher occupancies, room revenue will be down."

It's a factor coming as a result of aggressive promotional packages now being offered to travelers, he said, in an effort for this destination to remain competitive in the marketplace. That move follows continuous declines in the amount of stopover visitors winging their way into the country.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2009 06:54

Ministry of Tourism Launches UK Promotion


The Ministry of Tourism is preparing to launch a near $300,000 initiative centered around a U.K. film project distinguishing the islands of The Bahamas in an effort to boost arrivals from that destination.

The project has already landed the ministry 150 applications from film makers in that destination who are eager to shoot the three to five minute films, from which 14 will be chosen to be shown in cinemas around the U.K. Director General Vernice Walkine asserts Tourism's 14 Island Challenge could provide the Out Islands with much needed exposure the ministry just can't pay for.

"We'll never have a campaign to promote Mayaguana," she told reporters yesterday. "This we believe is the most effective and efficient way for us to communicate that we have multiple islands... we've not done as effective a job in communicating we're Abaco, Bimini, Eleuthera and so on.

"In the U.K. the perception is there is only Nassau and Paradise Island."


Board and Membership Meeting

The next BHA Board and Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at 9:30am at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.  Members please make every effort to attend.  A special roundtable discussion will focus on safety and security.  We will be joined by senior members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and will also provide an update on several security-related initiatives of interest to our industry which BHA is working on with the Police.  The Sheraton is offering a special rate for out-of-town members.  Contact the BHA for details.

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