Hotel News

Hurricane Season Opens

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Active season predicted and members are urged to review plans and policies, included here.

As we have in previous years, BHA will coordinate private sector readiness and response efforts with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation.  The Ministry chairs a coordination task force, which we support, specifically for the tourism industry as part of the National Emergency Management Agency’s overall disaster readiness and response activities.

BHA Hurricane Preparedness Plan & Cancellation Policy
Hurricane Readiness Procedures Manual - Specifically for Hotels (with applicability to most businesses)
Bahamas Crisis Kit - prepared by the Ministry of Tourism
Insurance Readiness & Tips - prepared by Smith Orloff & Associates

Note:  Please make sure that BHA has updated contact information for your hotel or property.

 

Atlantis Unveils Revamp Details

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Here is your first sneak peak of the Atlantis makeover and what guests can expect as the resort spends millions upgrading its suites to bring in more high rollers.
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Atlantis Managers Spared Mandatory Down Time

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With the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island experiencing an upswing in bookings, the company's President and Managing Director George Markantonis said that unlike last year, the managers at the company will not be required to take a mandatory two-week unpaid vacation in 2010.
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Atlantis Bookings Up

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After two tumultuous years amid the backdrop of a global economic meltdown, things are looking up for the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, said Atlantis Managing Director George Markantonis over the weekend.

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Atlantis Casino Business Falling 15% Yearly

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ATLANTIS'S casino business is falling "15 per cent year-over-year every year" due to increased competition from many US states, its managing director underscoring the need for the Bahamas to reform its casino gaming laws, while group business for many Bahamian hotels is unlikely to return until "late 2011".
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