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VAT Expert: Anti-VAT Hoteliers ‘Never Satisfied’

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Hotel sector representatives that complain about value-added tax (VAT) are simply “greedy and never satisfied”, according to a top regional VAT expert, who argued that it is the quality of the product and not the rate of tax applied to it that will determine a destination’s competitiveness.

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Deadline Fast Approaches For 2014 Tourism Scholarships

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Over the past nine years 104 hotel industry scholarships valued at $428,000 have been awarded to Bahamian students, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association (BHEA) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Education Foundation (CHTAEF). 

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No Hotels Yet Prepared To Upgrade For VAT

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Emphasizing the tourism sector’s “strong opposition” to a July 1 value-added tax (VAT) implementation date, Frank Comito, executive vice president of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), said that no major hotels have yet felt prepared to begin investing in the technology and other upgrades they would need to implement the tax.

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Tax Policies Must Protect Tourism

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Stuart BoweFollow the dollar multiplier and it’s clear that ‘Tourism is everybody’s business’.  More than 50 cents out of each dollar in every Bahamian’s pocket came from a tourist.

Whether you are working at the front desk in a hotel, operating a hair salon in the city, selling cars in the community, a nurse at a Family Island public clinic, a linesman for BEC, an independent business owner, or a cashier in a grocery store; more than half of that dollar in your pocket came from a tourist.

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BHTA Welcomes New Senior VP & Treasurer

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Vaughn RobertsEarle Bethell

New Senior Vice President and Treasurer Approved at Recent BHTA Meeting

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