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Tourism: No Zika Cancellations

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The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) yesterday said it had received no reports of booking cancellations as a result of the Zika outbreak, despite travel and health advisories issued by this nation’s two key visitor markets.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:39 Read more...
 

REV Rewards Winning Bahamian Team In Regional Culinary Showdown

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REV, a two-time sponsor for The Bahamas’ national culinary team in the Taste of Caribbean, has announced it will deliver complimentary REV Trio services to members of the national team in celebration of their winning performance at this year's culinary competition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:23 Read more...
 

Tourism Stakeholders Await Budget Disposition

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President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Stuart Bowe said that stakeholders in the tourism industry are waiting to hear how the government’s budget allocation for 2016/2017 will affect operating costs and the cost of travel. He also spoke about the importance of increasing airlift in anticipation of the opening of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar mega resort.

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VAT: Tremendous Pressure On Tourism Sector

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President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Stuart Bowe said the implementation of the value-added tax (VAT) has made The Bahamas more expensive as a jurisdiction, and has put “a tremendous amount of pressure” on the nation’s number one industry.

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Take A Turn Through The Tru-Tru Bahamian Marketplace

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A trade event showcasing unique Bahamian-made quality goods such as fine art, painted murals, sculptures, furniture, bedding, upholstery, table settings and other decorative items, tote bags, hand-printed t-shirts, pottery, hand-blown glass, figurines, creative souvenirs, high-end jewelry, scented candles, coconut oils, photographs, books, handmade straw goods, carved wooden items, shell art, handcrafted fabric; along with consumables such as jams, sauces, spices, therapeutic local teas, coffee, specialty batter, popsicles, fruits and vegetables, local made chocolate and other sweet creations will be the focus of this weekend’s inaugural Tru-Tru Bahamian Marketplace.

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