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BHTA Lifetime Director and the Organization’s First Hotelier of the Year Releases Book

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NettieTo gain valuable insight into the modern era of tourism in The Bahamas and how a Bahamian through hard work, grit, talent, and a compelling personality overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles and rose to the top of the industry….A Girl Called Nettie is worth a read.

For those who lived through The Bahamas Golden Tourism Age of the 60’s and 70’s, Nettica’s book provides vignettes of both the richness and challenges for a young Bahamian in those times.  The book takes you through her personal journey to build and operate her own hotel, Casuarina’s on Cable Beach, and later become a pioneer in eco-tourism creating the award-winning resort Different of Abaco.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 06:29 Read more...
 

Tourism & Culinary Scholarships Now Available

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Thank you to BHTA members who supported last year’s fundraising activities…resulting in Bahamian students receiving 15 scholarships valued at $65,000!  Your room night donations and donations of products and services are positively impacting young lives. 

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Energy Audit Slated To Improve Competitiveness Of Hotels

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Small and medium-sized hotels throughout The Bahamas will be participating in a $1 million energy audit in an effort to improve their competitiveness via the improved use of energy.

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BHTA, MOT And Partners Launch Energy Efficiency Program For Hotels

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Hoteliers from throughout The Bahamas recently attended a luncheon launch of the Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action- Advanced Program (CHENACT -AP) at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau to learn about the program and how they can participate.

BHTA Senior Vice President Glenn Sampert informed the audience that “energy-related costs represent 15 to 20 percent of a hotel’s operating budget; therefore, the program is timely and welcomed”. He also stated that, “there is every reason to believe that this is not going to change by itself.  It will take more aggressive and determined efficiency and conservation measures by hotels, policies which encourage the use of energy-saving equipment, and bold new approaches to energy generation”.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:11 Read more...
 

Sports Illustrated Shoots Swmsuit Edition At Exuma Resort

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Sports IllustratedNASSAU, The Bahamas – The pristine beaches of The Bahamas attracted more than your average share of visitors in 2012. In December, The Exumas served as one of the key locations for the highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013, which will hit newsstands on February 12th and launch online at www.si.com/swimsuit.

The Islands of The Bahamas have served as a backdrop to many national and international film and photo shoots, and this marks the fifth appearance from SI Swimsuit. During the crew’s visit, SI Swimsuit celebrated some of its most iconic past covers with swimsuits recreated from body paint. SI Swimsuit models took part in this tribute on the white sand beaches of Great Exuma Island.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:16 Read more...
 


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