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MoT Targets 1.8m Arrivals In 2013

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The Ministry of Tourism is seeking to attract up to 1.8 million stopover visitors in 2013 by cultivating new markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Obie Wilchcombe, the minister of tourism, announced yesterday that a number of meetings are scheduled with representatives from these markets, many of which have expressed an active interest in The Bahamas. His comments came at press conference ahead of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2013, beginning on January 20 at Atlantis.

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Report: Latin America Arrivals Up 88%

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The Bahamas saw double-digit growth in arrivals last year in three Latin American markets, picking up the slack from European counties still in the depths of financial crisis.

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Bowe: Challenges Impacted Hotel Sector In 2012

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The hotel sector was impacted by highs and lows in 2012 according to the head of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA).

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Ruth Gardiner Receives BHTA Business-Education Partnership Award

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Ruth Gardiner

Recognizing her longstanding support for programs which bring business and education together, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) President Stuart Bowe, joined by Prime Minister Perry Christie, presented educator Ruth Gardiner with its annual Business-Education Partnership Award.  The award was announced at BHTA’s recent 60th Anniversary Celebration Ball. Ms. Gardiner is currently an Instructor at the College of The Bahamas Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI).

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BHTA Elects New Team

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President And Minister Call For Greater Commitment To Quality Service

2013 BHTA Executive TeamMembers of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association elected their 2013-14 leadership team at its 60th Annual General Meeting where returning President Stuart Bowe joined with Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe in calling for a greater commitment to elevating the level of service in the country across the board.

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According to BHTA President Stuart Bowe, “The industry turned the corner in 2012.  This year will end with the highest average occupancy since 2007, our benchmark year, with average room rates continuing to improve but still below 2007.  Despite higher operating costs and lower levels of visitor spending, 2012 represents a positive change in our sector of the economy,” he added.

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