BHTA President’s Holiday Message
In this season of giving, it’s a good time to think about all which we’ve been given, to be grateful, and to continue in the words of Timothy Gibson to ‘pledge to excel’. In the midst of our challenges we must never lose sight of what we’ve accomplished, the opportunities before us, and how truly fortunate we are as individuals, an industry and a nation.
I am pleased to share with you the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2013 Annual Activity Report, which was recently presented to members at our Annual General Meeting.
Over the holiday period I invite you to spend a few minutes reviewing it. You will see both the challenges and the opportunities facing our industry and an organization which is proactive and takes seriously its role as industry gatekeeper, facilitator, advocate and activist on your behalf.
Our optimism about the future must be tempered with the realities we face in doing business. Those realities must drive our resolve to diligently work together as an industry to ensure our competitiveness. The opportunities in 2014 and beyond are unlimited.
In this season of giving, we must all resolve to continue to give our best as employees, employers, and as resident stakeholders in our brand ‘Bahamas’. Thank you for your support throughout the year and best wishes for a joyous holiday and a prosperous New Year.
Stuart M. Bowe
Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association