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BHTA President's 2015 Holiday Message


A Year of Change and Challenge

We pause during this holiday season to reflect on this past year and look forward to 2015 and beyond. Despite the many challenges in 2014, we were able to make meaningful progress with the ongoing development of our tourism industry.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 07:26

Season's Greetings


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:17

BHTA Urging Businesses to Register for VAT Now to Avoid Problems


Tourism-related businesses are being urged to become VAT registered now to avoid potential problems by waiting until the November 30th deadline.

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association cautioned businesses during recent VAT readiness workshops in Bimini, Cat Island, Long Island, Exuma and Abaco to avoid the mass rush anticipated by delaying registration.


BHTA’s Annual Holiday Online Auction


BHTA’s Annual Online Holiday Auction is set to launch at midnight December 13th and runs through December 21st.

Thank You to All Our 2014 Supporters so far.


Abaco, Exuma Tourism-Related Businesses Prep For VAT


· BHTA, Ministry of Finance Welcome Ministry of Tourism Support for VAT Readiness Training

· Family Island Sessions Reinforce Industry Concerns On Need to Address Prepaid Business and Foreign Dive and Charter Operator Concerns

· Hotel and Restaurant Participants in All Sessions Wish to See VAT Exclusive Pricing Permitted on Menus with Notation That VAT Will Be Applied

· Bahamas Property Management Firms Fear More Vacation Home Rentals Will Escape Taxes; Firms to Be Impacted Call for Level Playing Field

VAT readiness training for the tourism industry moved into the Family Islands last week as nearly 100 participants attended the intensive VAT Readiness and Registration workshops on Abaco and Exuma being conducted by the Ministry of Finance and facilitated by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 07:07

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