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Newsletter 19 - 9th January 2015
 
AHTA News
Sandals Brings Largest Canadian Marketing Campaign to Antigua
Antigua’s tourism product will receive a considerable marketing boost this month when Sandals Resorts International hosts its 8th annual “Sandals Canadian Winter Sizzle” multi-station radio remotes from the grounds of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa in Dickenson Bay.
The broadcasts, which begin on January 12 and runs through to January 30, 2014, continues to be the single largest radio promotion for Sandals Resorts in Canada as well as the largest radio promotion for the Canadian travel industry. General Manager of Sandals Grande Antigua, Gurav Sidhi says that the marketing initiative will result in millions worth of exposure for the island.

Full story here

Welcome to our latest new Member
Ana's by the Beach

 
Those fabulous hot pink doors at ANA’s ON THE BEACH, Antigua, are open seven days a week featuring our signature menus and luxury service, Mediterranean style.

We invite you to enjoy the ultimate resort-style restaurant on Dickenson Bay Beach as we fuse the elements of sophisticated elegance, dining, music, bespoke events and entertainment into one uniquely cosmopolitan experience – The Ana’s experience.

Come and join us at any time for coffee, lunch, sunset “anapasti” or dinner; and of course our sizzling service on the beach, Ana’s style. It is the place to see and be seen.

Feel the love in our creative Mediterranean inspired cuisine, choose from our delicious signature cocktail list, and feel the rhythm in our funky and chill world-vibe music, while immersing yourself in the truly magical and stunning view of the Caribbean Sea from our restaurant, deck, cabanas and lounge beds. Full menu and bottle service packages are available.

For Dinner reservations and information call 268 562 8562 or email: info@anas.ag

Financial Controller's Breakfast Meeting.
 
The next breakfast meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 15th at 8.30am at the AHTA Office on Newgate street. For more details contact Neil at the AHTA office.
Theses monthly meetings are open to all Financial Controllers from all sectors of the AHTA membership.
HR Breakfast Club
The HR Breakfast Club kicks off for its second quarter We on Thursday 22nd January at 9.00am at the AHTA Office on Newgate street. The chosen theme for this month is “The Bottom Line” and discussion will centre around the HR Budget, financial and non-financial matters affecting the bottom line which HR Leaders need to be concerned about.    
The cost to attend is $165.00. For more information contact Anthea in the AHTA office.
Security Managers Breakfast Meeting.
 
We have started regular meeting for Financial Controllers and HR Managers so we are now expanding the idea to Security Managers. The idea is to create a forum where Security Managers can network, share challenges and solutions. The meeting is open to all top level security officials which the tourism sector

The first breakfast meeting is scheduled for Tuesday January 20th at 9.00am at the AHTA Office on Newgate street. For more details contact Neil at the AHTA office.

There will be a EC$30 charge to cover breakfast.
Upcoming Trade Shows
 
The AHTA will be attending the Boston Globe travel Show in collaboration with the ABTA from Friday February 6th to Sunday February 8th. This show traditionally attracts well over 20.000 visitors from New England, many of which are actively looking to get away from the cold for a warmer destination. More details can be found here.
If you are interested in attending or need more information contact Neil in the AHTA Office.


ITB from March 4th to 8th is one of the largest travel trade shows in Europe. Last year the show attracted 114,000 trade visitors. The ABTA will once again be hosting a stand with the objective of creating an awareness of Antigua and Barbuda as an accessible destination with quality product,to strengthen trade relations & to provide a platform for our tourism partners to conduct business. The cost of participation is GBP1,000 for a meeting table and two chairs. Full details can be found here as well the registration form. Registration should be returned to Cherrie Osbourne by January 26th and full payment is required by February 2nd.
 
Tourism Statistics

Our statistics page has been updated in the past few days with:
1) Hotel Occupancy statistics for December 2014


More more details click here
The Sandals Foundation and Dwyane Wade join forces to launch game changer
The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), and Wade’s World Foundation, NBA Champion Dwyane Wade’s charitable organization, has officially opened donations to raise funds for Game Changer initiative, an integrated sports program to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and South Florida.
Full story here
AHTA Scholarship Recipients give back over Christmas
On December 24th 2014 the 2013 AHTA scholarship recipients collaborated with the South Leeward Mission Choir (Antigua Chapter) to give packed lunches to the less fortunate seen within the St John's area. They made their way around Market Square, Kennedy's, West Bus Station, Market Street, Heritage Quay and High Street giving out out a total of 150 packed lunches that day. 
 
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