Monday 1 June, 2020

BHTA seeking to improve Barbadian economy through tourism

A panel discussion on the topic `Improving Economic Performance through Enhanced Tourism Competitiveness` will be the main feature at the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association's (BHTA) First Quarterly General meeting for 2017.

The panelists for the Antilles Broadcast Network sponsored breakfast meeting, which comes off at Hilton Barbados Resorts at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, include Donna Wellington, President - Barbados Bankers Association, Stacia Howard - Managing Director - Antilles Economics Inc., Toni Moore, General Secretary- Barbados Workers Union and Petra Roach, Director - Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. USA.

Annmarie Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer - Crane Resort & Residences, will be the moderator for the panel discussion which Chairman of the Association, Roseanne Myers, says is not to be missed, “As our meeting falls on International Women`s Day, which is themed ‘Be Bold for Change’, we felt that it would be fitting to invite some of the island's dynamic and accomplished females in business to discuss very pertinent issues for our industry.

"The discussion promises to be extremely thought provoking and packed with useful information for our members and anyone who has an interest in this very important tourism sector. Each panelist will make a presentation after which, those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and discuss.”

During the meeting Myers will also deliver remarks, while new CEO Rudy Grant will present an industry performance update and forecast for the upcoming months, in his first Administrative Report.

The BHTA Quarterly meeting is open to members of the public. For further information or reservations, please contact the Association’s Judy Wilkinson at 622-5041 or via email to

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