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Minister of Tourism Addresses Teachers at the 16th Annual Educators' Industry Internship Programme Closing

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The BHTA closed out its 16th Annual Industry Internship Program, hosting a record number of educators and stakeholders at “Choices” Restaurant at the University of The Bahamas. It was standing room only as the participants enjoyed a delicious Bahamian lunch and regaled their fellow educators with lessons learnt during their time “walking in the footsteps” of actual tourism professionals at resorts such as  Ardastra Gardens & Zoo Conservation Centre, British Colonial Hilton, Comfort Suites PI, Graycliff Hotel, Majestic Tours, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), Powerboat Adventures, RIU Hotel, The Counsellors Ltd., Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board (BOIPB) Hospitality Group, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Sunrise Beach Villas, Baha Mar, Purity Bakery, The Warwick PI, SuperClubs Breezes, Harbourside Resort, Dolphin Encounters, Leisure Tours, Mandara Spa and Atlantis PI.

Educators described the pride they felt as they witnessed, first-hand the level of service provided by the staff they interacted with in the varying host properties.

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Education Minister Lloyd Addresses Educators at BHTA’s 16th Annual Educators’ Industry Internship Programme

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Jeffrey Lloyd, Member of Parliament for South Beach and Minister of Education gave an impassioned, wholly riveting speech to attendees of The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s 16th Annual Educators' Industry Internship Programme.

The opening ceremony was held at the befittingly “Tru Tru Bahamian” venue, fondly known as “Nettie’s Place”, a hotel and restaurant, cultural, artistic and historical center, located on West Bay Street.

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Minister Urges Closer Links For Education And Industry

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A Cabinet minister has called for even closer collaboration between industry and educators to help develop a new generation of Bahamian entrepreneurs.

Addressing teachers attending the 16th Education Industry Internship Programme, hosted by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Mr D'Aguilar said: "As educators, you form, develop and nurture the young people who will take their place in the tourism workforce.

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Entrepreneurs Needed To 'Ace' Tourism Competition

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The Bahamas must continue to “ace” its tourism competition through superior customer service and identifying new entrepreneurial activities that appeal to visitors, a Cabinet minister is urging.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, told teachers attending the 16th Education Industry Internship Programme hosted by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) that The Bahamas needed to both maintain its current growth momentum and find new ways to exploit tourism so that more Bahamians benefited from an improved quality of life.

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D’Aguilar Lists ‘Myriad’ of Opportunities For Self-Employment inTourism/Hospitality

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The tourism and hospitality industry has the potential to create self-employment opportunities for those Bahamians with an entrepreneurial mindset, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said.

“Beach and sea are our destination’s strongest selling points, so any business that is beach or sea-based is guaranteed to be successful, with good management, of course,” Minister D’Aguilar said.

Addressing educators attending the 16th Education Industry Internship Programme, hosted by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) at Choices Restaurant, University of The Bahamas on Monday, Mr. D’Aguilar outlined a myriad of business/economic/entrepreneurial opportunities open to Bahamians in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

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