Leading hoteliers to be awarded this week

BHTA AGM and awards slated for this Wednesday, June 22.

Fifteen BHTA members will be recognised and rewarded for excellence in the industry at The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association`s (BHTA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Biennial Awards.

This special lunch session will also honour outgoing Chairman Chatrani.

This year the awards up for grabs include Business Excellence Award- Tourism Attraction, Business Excellence Award- Tourism Activity, Restaurant of the Year, Hotel of the Year – Small Hotel, Hotel of the Year – Large Hotel, Hotel Employee of the Year, Hotel Supervisor of the Year, Direct Tourism Service Employee of the Year and Direct Tourism Service Supervisor of the Year.

Five Special Awards - Special Commendation, Staycation Barbados, Tourism Stalwart, Strategic Partner and Lifetime Achievement, - will also be presented at the lunch.

The Caribbean LED Lighting Inc. sponsored AGM gets going at 9:30 a.m. and will see Ash van Wensveen, Group Promotions Ltd. UK’s Commercial Director deliver the key note address titled ‘Selling in the 21st Century – are you ready to sell to the next wave of consumer?’

During the AGM reports will also be delivered by CEO of the Association, Sue Springer and outgoing Chairman, Sunil Chatrani. There will also be a presentation by Executive Chairman of Caribbean LED Lighting, Jim Reid, titled ‘Running out of Time to Save'. 

There will also be the Election of Auditors and Officers as well as the installation of the new 2016 to 2017 Board of the Association.