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BHTA continuing Marketing Thrust at International Trade Shows
Published on October 20, 2014
The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) is heading for Las Vegas this week to attend the IMEX America trade show as the Association continues its marketing thrust in overseas markets with participation at various such international industry events.
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BHTA Thanks the Government of Barbados and Minister Sinckler for Granting of Concessions
Published on September 14, 2014
The Board of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association would like to publicly thank the Government of Barbados and, by extension, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Hon. Christopher Snicker and his Ministry for approving the concessions we have been advocating for over the past several months.
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Eleven Taste of the Caribbean Awards for the 2014 Barbados Culinary Team
Published on July 14, 2014

The 2014 Barbados Culinary Team returned home with an impressive 11 awards including Team Silver, from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week.

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Statement re Municipal Solid Waste Tax by BHTA President
Published on July 14, 2014
Tourism is one of the main economic drivers of the Barbadian economy and is the sector that is expected to lead the charge in our economic recovery. However, in order to play that crucial role, our members must be given the tools to do the job. The Municipal Solid Waste Tax is an impediment in this regard by being yet another financial burden on this already struggling sector.
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Nine Bajans for Taste Of The Caribbean
Published on June 27, 2014
Eight chefs and one bartender will represent Barbados at this year’s Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Taste Of The Caribbean competition in Miami, United States, from June 28 to July 2.
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More Certified Wedding Planners in Barbados
Published on June 25, 2014

Thirteen Caribbean wedding and hospitality professionals recently completed an intense 2-day Wedding Certification class at the Accra Beach Hotel. 

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Hackshaw is First "Rums of Barbados Mix Master" Mixologist
Published on January 13, 2014
Bartender Rohan Hackshaw created history recently when he was named the first Rums of Barbados Mix Masters Mixologist at Hilton Barbados Resort.
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BHTA Response to the Statement by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs on Monday, January 9th, 2014
Published on January 13, 2014
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Hon Christopher Sinckler, in his recent address to the nation and press conference at Government headquarters, responded to two questions that were raised with respects to the tourism sector.
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BHTA President's New Year Message
Published on January 3, 2014
In thinking about the direction to take for this message, the two natural options were to review the year past or to look to the future. I have decided to focus on the future and some of the simple things our members and Barbadians in general can do to ensure that 2014 is a better year than was 2013.
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BHTA's Response to Article Published in BarbadosToday on Dec. 16th 2013
Published on December 23, 2013
The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) is very concerned with remarks attributed to the Minister of Industry and Business Development, Donville Inniss, published in the Monday, December 16, 2013 edition of the Barbados Today, titled Hotels told Stop Begging – Inniss urges sector to be more innovative and stop waiting on handouts.
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