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BHA Golf Tournament Tees Off For Scholarships

The Bahamas Hotel Association's eleventh annual golf tournament takes place this coming Sunday, October 4th at the Cable Beach Golf Course when over 80 golfers will tee off to support the industry's student scholarship and education programs.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 08:26

Register Today For The BHA Golf Tournament


Thanks to your generous support, over the past five years the Bahamas Hotel Association has been able to award 31 tourism-related scholarships valued at over $100,000 to Bahamian students.   The Bahamas Hotel Association will be hosting its 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 4th at the Cable Beach Golf Course  We hope that once again you will be able to support this worthwhile activity.
BHA has significantly stepped up its program of activities and effectiveness in recent years.  Our ability to positively impact a range of issues and activities important to our industry's future has been tied directly to the level of support from the business community.

Read more for Registration and Sponsorship information. Also, view the Bahamas Calendar video featuring Frank Comito talking about this year's tournament.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2009 07:53

Destination Branding Trends

From London to New York via Tunisia and the Norfolk resort of Hemsby, marketers are seeking to give destinations a distinctive personality.

Destination branding seems to be undergoing a resurgence. With consumers having less disposable income to spend on visiting places, locations are competing to make themselves stand out with distinctive brands and marketing campaigns.

Separate Tourism Branding For Abaco


Marsh Harbour, Abaco - Abaco will be marketed as its own destination within the Bahamas just as Nassau/Paradise Island has been for decades, the minister of tourism and aviation said, with Marsh Harbour to receive a new airport runway by next month and 14 American Airlines flights per week.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 08:23

Central Bank Notes Decline In Hotels Bottom Line

The Central Bank is confirming that hotels in The Bahamas sustained whopping blows to their bottom line in the last quarter — following an earlier Guardian report pinning that decline at 21 percent.

"Preliminary indicators of tourism sector revenues suggest that hotel receipts, across all major markets, declined significantly during the review quarter," said the bank's latest quarterly report ending June 2009. "This reflected the combined adverse effects on average earnings of lower occupancy levels, various discounts and other incentive programs."

The news comes as hotels and resorts throughout the region register record declines, even in the normally active travel season start. They are declines connected in every way to the global recession now clamping down on consumer spending, even on the most basic necessity items.

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