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BHTA Announces 2014 National Culinary Team

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Introducing Team Bahamas 2014 To Compete At Taste Of The Caribbean 2014


The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) is proud to announce its national culinary team that will represent the country at the 2014 Taste of the Caribbean, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) annual culinary competition, taking place June 28 - July 2, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 13:11 Read more...
 

Grand Bahama Mega-Resort 'On Course'

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A 2018 opening, the hiring of 9,000 to 10,000 people, and the construction of what will essentially be a mini-city in East Grand Bahama are all said to be "on course" by a proposed $6.3 billion development's    U.S.-based    developer,    Larry McDonough.

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Abaco Resort Appoints New Executive

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Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina in The Bahamas has announced the appointment of Brent Ingraham as the director of sales and marketing.

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Caribbean Flights To Be Taxed Same As U.S.

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The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is celebrating the announcement by British Chancellor George Osborne which reforms the United Kingdom's current four-band system for the Air Passenger Duty (APD) to a two-band system.  Under the new two-band system all long-haul flights (over 4,000 miles) will be moved into band B, which means UK customers traveling to the Caribbean will pay the same tax as if they were traveling to the United States.  The change is expected to take place April 1, 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 05:50 Read more...
 

VAT Expert: Anti-VAT Hoteliers ‘Never Satisfied’

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Hotel sector representatives that complain about value-added tax (VAT) are simply “greedy and never satisfied”, according to a top regional VAT expert, who argued that it is the quality of the product and not the rate of tax applied to it that will determine a destination’s competitiveness.

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