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Board and Membership Meeting

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The next BHA Board and Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at 9:30am at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.  Members please make every effort to attend.  A special roundtable discussion will focus on safety and security.  We will be joined by senior members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and will also provide an update on several security-related initiatives of interest to our industry which BHA is working on with the Police.  The Sheraton is offering a special rate for out-of-town members.  Contact the BHA for details.
 

Optimism At Caribbean Small Hotels Retreat

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The highly anticipated 2009 Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Small Hotels Retreat kicked off in the U.S. Virgin Islands last night with a larger than expected delegation of small hoteliers, optimistic about their prospects in an improved 2010 economy.

"The small hotels of the Caribbean are the salt and spice, and yes - the heart and soul of our region. They are as diversified as our people and we truly believe this is where we stand out," said Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S.V.I. in her keynote address at the retreat's opening ceremony. "At the end of the day, this is the group that is vested in our community."
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Hotel Occupancy Down 75%

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Some Family Island resorts have suffered a lower than average slow season, down some 75 per cent compared to last year's 30 per cent occupancy levels, according to the Abaco Beach Resort's general manager. Some properties have closed altogether for the two-month slow period.
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Sheraton Appoints New Travel Sales Manager

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The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort has appointed André R. Newbold to the newly-created position of business travel sales manager.
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New Resort To Have Major Economic Impact On The Bahamas

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A major mixed-use resort project is projected to generate an annual economic impact ranging from $54 million to $90 million for the Bahamian economy, its principals told Tribune Business yesterday, adding that the 291 lot sales they have closed have brought "hundreds of visitors to Long Island".

In a series of e-mailed answers to Tribune Business's questions, Ian Moorcroft, one of the principals behind the Port St George project, earmarked for a site next to Long Island's existing Stella Maris subdivision, said being debt free had been "critical" to its ability to weather the global recession and credit crunch.
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