Membership Benefits

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Members of the Bahamas Hotel Association share in advancing the goals contained in the Association’s Mission Statement: excellence in hospitality, leadership in marketing, and sustainable growth in tourism. The BHA offers its members the opportunity to benefit from the strengths of its colleagues and to participate in the building of the Bahamian tourism product.

Become a Member and receive these benefits and more!

Advocacy

The BHA is the industry's voice on all matters affecting tourism in the Bahamas.

Engaging Members
to affect change by providing a forum and point of contact on policy matters, legislation, and regulations affecting the industry.

Keeping Members Informed
to enable them to be better-prepared to plan and operate in a public policy-changing environment.

Maintaining A Strong Working Relationship
with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Government, U.S. Government officials, multilateral
organizations, sister organizations and regional organizations.

An Ombudsman For Members
troubleshooting and assisting them in working with Government to resolve matters affecting their business which have broader impact on the industry.

Networking & Business Exposure

Linking business to business

Membership Meetings
providing avenues to connect with peers and business contacts through regular membership meetings, workshops and forums. 

Trade Shows
connecting industry partners through annual allied member trade show, travel partner meetings and other venues. 

Membership Directory & Buyers Guide
fingertip access to key contacts and information.

Website
linking members and the industry to the world.

Referrals
directing inquiries from the trade press, travel partners, hotel and allied members.

Marketing & Promotions

Providing promotional opportunities.

Regional Promotional Activities
Member-only invites to CHA's annual Marketplace, CHIC and other regional promotional activities.

Media Exposure
Access to media exposure opportunities of the Ministry of Tourism BHA. CHA and the Promotion Boards.

Member-Only Marketing Events and Programs
Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas Out Island, and Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board marketing
activities available to membersonly.

Listing on BHA Website
with directory and search engine access and low-rate banner ads providing year-round exposure.

Workforce Improvement

Helping to shape a quality workforce.

Training Programs
Available to members to help improve customer service, employee performance, supervisory and
leadership skills.

Caribcert Certification Program
Available to hotel and restaurant members, this employee certification program assists employers in bringing performance standards to recognised world-class levels. 

Apprenticeship Chefs Program
A long-standing co-operative program with the College of The Bahamas Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute to assist hotels in developing the culinary talents essential to providing quality cuisine.

Scholarship Programs
for students and employees, program access through the Caribbean Hotel Association Foundation and BHA is extended to members.

 

Become a Member and receive these benefits and more!

Sustainable & Environmental Programs

Helping to ensure greater efficiency and protection of our industry's environment - our greatest natural resource.

Disaster Readiness & Response
Workshops and materials available to members to help minimize the impact of hurricanes and other disasters on their business.

Energy Audit And Cost Reduction Plans
Assisting members with audits to determine ways in which utility costs can be reduced while creating a more environmentally-friendly business.

CHENACT has some very relevant energy information from around the Caribbean and energy tools that hoteliers can use. www.chenact.com

CAST & BHA Environmental Performance Leadership Program
Member participation in three-level program designed to improve environmental efficiency and reach marketable levels of certification and distinction.

Member Discounts

BHA and CHA membership cards open doors to industry discounts. In most cases, all you need to do is to show your card and ask...

CHA Membership
Hotel members are automatically enrolled as members of the Caribbean Hotel Association and share in all CHA member programs and benefits. 

BHA Membership
Special discounts and privileges extended to members for travel, conferences, seminars, training programs.

Awards Recognition

BHA Recognition programs elevate industry standards and motivate employees and management to aspire to excellence.

Recognition Programs include:

BHA Awards And Cacique Awards
Members are invited each September to submit applications annually for: Hotelier of the Year; Manager of the Year; Chef of the Year; Employee of the Year; Supervisor of the Year; and Sales Executive of the Year. A distinguished panel makes the finalist selections list which is announced at the Annual General Meeting in December. The winners are announced at the annual Cacique Awards program in January.

Culinary Competitions
Members are encouraged to participate in various national, regional and international competitions. BHA coordinates and supports The Bahamas' participation in the regional Taste of the Caribbean competition conducted at the Caribbean Hotel Association's annual CHIC conference in June.

Tributes
Members are periodically honored through special tribute programs including one established this year to recognize leadership in sustainable tourism. 

CHA Awards
National BHA Awards and Cacique winners in related CHA award categories are entered in the CHA annual awards program.

Public Relations

Serving as the industry's public voice

Spokesperson
The official spokesperson on issues and matters affecting the industry and the nation's broader tourism interests.

Public Awareness
Helping to raise public awareness about the importance of the industry and the role everyone plays in ensuring its viability.

Public Recognition
Recognizing BHA members and their employees' achievements.

Research & Information Resource

Knowledge is power in today's fiercely competitive industry.

Data Resources
Members are provided with access to a range of information including visitor satisfaction, arrival, occupancy, spending, demographic and market data for The Bahamas, and regional and international tourism data. 

Special Reports
BHA serves as a clearinghouse for a range of reports prepared by BHA and other national, regional and international sources; providing members with timely and cutting-edge information.