BHTA Calls For Collective Approach On Issues Of Concern

Monday, 01 April 2019 13:25 News Admin

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) recognizes the fact that our ability to provide, and promote a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for visitors and locals, is key to attracting guests to our destination and to delivering an ambiance where locals and visitors can fully appreciate the unique beauty, culture and history of the country, and to enjoy the genuine warmth and hospitable nature of Bahamians.

We further recognize The Bahamas is not alone in its efforts to protect its citizenry and transient guests; and that safety and security remains a high priority for all countries; including but not limited to the United States of America, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.

The BHTA applauds the efforts of the private and public sector; The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF); tourism businesses etc. and the individuals within these organizations who work diligently to provide the best possible experience for visitors. We acknowledge the fact that any incident which threatens the safety of visitors and/or locals is “one too many” and are pleased to see reports that incidents of serious crime, which largely impacts our local population, is on the decline, while crimes against visitors are minimal given the number of annual visitors to our islands.

We fully appreciate the impact a crime warning has on any jurisdiction and will continue to engage with partners in both the private and public sector, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and US officials including the US Embassy, to address issues of concern.

The collaborative efforts of partner organizations such as the US Embassy; The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, NEMA, The Red Cross, The Bahamas Defense Force, The Bahamas Ministry of Health; Nassau Airport Development Company, The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and Promotion Board partners have reaped positive results in the face of past challenges including the threat and impact of hurricanes which affected the US, Caribbean and The Bahamas. It is precisely this type of collective approach to common issues which will see a mitigation if not elimination of public communication such as that which was recently released by the US Embassy.



Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2019 13:31