Prime Minister Christie announced yesterday in his annual budget communication that Government will introduce Value Added Tax at 7.5%, down from the 15% originally proposed.
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The 2014 National Culinary Team will now be cashless at the Taste of the Caribbean Competition…..but that’s a good thing!
Business readiness is the key to minimizing the expense and challenges of converting to a Value Added Tax scheme, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses according to Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association President Stuart Bowe.
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.
Over the past nine years 104 hotel industry scholarships valued at $428,000 have been awarded to Bahamian students, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association (BHEA) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Education Foundation (CHTAEF).
Follow the dollar multiplier and it’s clear that ‘Tourism is everybody’s business’. More than 50 cents out of each dollar in every Bahamian’s pocket came from a tourist.
Former Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Treasurer Vaughn Roberts has been appointed to fill the position of Senior Vice President. Moving into the Treasurer slot, which was vacated with Vaughn’s new assignment, is Earle Bethell, General Manager of Comfort Suites Paradise Island.
The results of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2013 Industry Performance and 2014 Outlook Survey confirm that 2013 was a year of mixed performance for the hotel industry while a higher level of business confidence exists for 2014.
The International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) has awarded its 2013 Award of Excellence in Education and Training to the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association.