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Newsletter 31 -

25th June 2015

Antiguan Dream

With lush views and clear water, Antigua is a prototypical island paradise. However, it also has a unique culture all its own

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AHTA News
AHTA Annual General Meeting Tuesday June 30th at 8.30am

The Annual General Meeting of the Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association will take place at 8.30am on Tuesday June 30th in the new Conference facility at the Sugar Ridge Hotel.

At this meeting a new Board of Directors will be elected. We encourage you to attend and show your support for the Association. To vote in the elections you must be financially up to date.

Emil Lee, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association will be joining us on this occasion to give the feature address

At the conclusion of the AGM we will be presenting certificates to the successful awardees of the CHTA Education Foundation Scholarships

Please find below links to the documents that you will need if you are attending the AGM.

1. Agenda

2. Minutes from the Annual General Meeting May 2013

3. AHTA Audited accounts for the year ending August 2014

4. AHTA Audited Accounts for the year ending August 2013

5. Proxy

 

French Classes
We invite your front line employees or persons with a  passion for the French language  to be a  part  of our 12 week courses for Beginners and Intermediary. Classes start on July 6th. Intemediary classes will be held on Mondays and Beginners on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the class room at the AHTA office on Newgate Street.
Click here for a registration form
Italian Classes
We know that many properties welcome visitors from Italy so we are inviting your front line employees or any persons with a  passion for the Italian  language  to be a part our 12 week courses for Beginners & Intermediary Italian. Classes start on July 1st. Beginners classes will be held on Wednesday evenings  and Intermediary on Thursday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm  in the class room at the AHTA office on Newgate Street.
Click here for a registration form
Congratulations to
St James's Club and
Siboney Beach Club for entering the Tripadvisor 2015 Hall of Fame


Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame recognition tells an important story — the Hall of Fame is for hotels that have consistently earned top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers over the past 5 years.
National News

Antigua & Barbuda has once again received nominations for this year’s 22nd World Travel Awards.

The World Travel Awards is known as the ‘Oscars of the Tourism Industry’ and Antigua & Barbuda has been nominated in the following categories:

• Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination
• Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination
• Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination
• Caribbean’s Leading Destination
• Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board

Vote for Antigua and Barbuda at the dedicated voting page

Regional News
CHTA calls for new Caribbean Basin Initiative focused on tourism

Challenges U.S. & Region's Leaders to Stimulate Economies, Reduce Unemployment Through Tourism

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), representing the private sector tourism interests of the region, is calling for the establishment of a Caribbean Basin Tourism Initiative (CBTI) to address the region's socio-economic challenges and create new opportunities for stimulating trade, travel and investment throughout the region. The recommendation is presented in a position paper which CHTA released this week titled Cuba: The Great Disruption for the Good of the Caribbean. To read the whole position paper, click on the attached file here.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association cordially invites you to highly stimulating and informative four-day workshop that will showcase Singapore’s model for tourism product development, hosted by The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in partnership with the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association. This workshop takes place from 13-16 July 2015 at the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, Barbados.

Singapore offers one of the best business environments in the world and is fast emerging as a choice destination for the development of iconic tourist attractions. The Singapore Tourism Experience is a half-day tourism forum aimed at providing regional businesses with an opportunity to learn first-hand about one of the world’s fastest growing economies and to gain insights into Singapore’s approach to tourism development. Click here for more information.

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Island House. Newgate Street
PO Box 454
St John's
Antigua
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