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August 18, 2017
Hotels and vacation rentals: leveling the playing field

Dear Editor,

Listening to the minister of tourism chirping on about parity for the hotel owner and the vacation home rental owner following the execution of an agreement with Airbnb, apart from the payment of taxes, I wonder where is the level playing field? Also what about home owners who rent without being affiliated with Airbnb?
Hotels benefit from the Hotels Encouragement Act, and as a result...

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July 28, 2017
21st International African-American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit Gets Underway with boost in attendance

Successful author and businessman William Pickard gives keynote address...Top Hoteliers awarded for the 2016/2017 year on Day 2 of summit...

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July 25, 2017
Ministry of Labour responds to Temporary Hotel Closure

The RIU Palace Paradise Island Hotel will temporarily close from 24 July to 28 October 2017 for a $25 million dollar renovation. The renovation includes hotel rooms, restaurants and public spaces...

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July 25, 2017
Tourist fined for kissing hotel maid

A tourist who grabbed a room attendant and French kissed her against her will yesterday pleaded guilty to assault and was fined $1,000.
Coy Gene Cleveland, of Rock Wall, Texas, assaulted the room attendant in the presence of a coworker on the 12th floor of the Cove, Atlantis.
The victim and her coworker were carrying out their duties on Saturday, July 22 when they saw Cleveland coming from the ice...

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July 13, 2017
Canadian real estate developer reveals plans for high-end boutique hotel in NP

Paul Wynn, CEO of Canadian real estate development company Wynn Group, revealed his company's plans to develop a high-end boutique hotel in New Providence under the operation of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurant Group Inc.
The project is expected to employ an estimated 350 construction workers and about 100 hospitality workers once completed. The operator, Kimpton, is a part of the Intercontinental Ho...

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July 05, 2017
Central Bank expresses concern about Grand Bahama hotel closures

While progress is being made on a deal with Canadian development company The Wynn Group to reopen two major resorts on Grand Bahama, The Central Bank of The Bahamas lamented their closure, noting the temporary loss of over 500 rooms on that island.
Memories Grand Bahama and certain parts of the Grand Lucayan have remained closed since the passage of Hurricane Matthew.
In its monthly economic repor...

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June 29, 2017
Issa: Govt must make hotel industry a priority

Owner of SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas John Issa said yesterday that growing the hotel industry should be high on the government's agenda, adding that "much greater" attention should be given to hotels as opposed to the cruise ship industry.
Speaking to reporters at the all-inclusive resort, Issa expressed no concerns over the phased opening of his hotel's neighbor, Baha Mar. He said Breezes' product...

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June 29, 2017
Issa: Govt must make hotel industry a priority

Owner of SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas John Issa said yesterday that growing the hotel industry should be high on the government's agenda, adding that "much greater" attention should be given to hotels as opposed to the cruise ship industry.
Speaking to reporters at the all-inclusive resort, Issa expressed no concerns over the phased opening of his hotel's neighbor, Baha Mar. He said Breezes' product...

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June 22, 2017
Govt looking to incentivize Bahamian-owned boutique hotels

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is hoping to spur the growth of boutique, eco-friendly hotels on the Family Islands through the granting of Crown land and the delivery of incentives for those that use and promote local products.
Minnis said those Bahamians who use the opportunity to invest in small hotel properties, create an eco-friendly environment and sell only Bahamian-grown foods, will have ...

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May 30, 2017
Students of UWI Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management, Bahamas Campus, participate in 12-weeks Expedition

The Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) and students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management, Bahamas Campus, have come together to initiate ‘Expedition’...

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