Antigua and Barbuda: ABHTA, Tourism Minister unveils State of Industry report

Antigua and Barbuda: ABHTA, Tourism Minister unveils State of Industry report

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St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association (ABHTA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transportation, and Investment, and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, is thrilled to unveil a ground-breaking State of the Industry Report.

According to the latest report by the ABHTA shared on Facebook, this report showcases our unwavering commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation across the entire hospitality sector.

At the report launch event, we were honoured to have prominent speakers, including Minister Charles Max Fernandez, Chairman of the ABHTA Craig Marshall, Deputy General Secretary, ABWU Chester Hughes, and CEO of the ABTA Colin C. James, sharing their insights and vision for our beautiful destination.

Minister Fernandez outlined five key focus areas for our destination’s development:
1 Sustainability
2 Authentic local experiences
3 Robust legislative and policy framework
4 A highly skilled workforce
5 Economic benefits for all Antiguans and Barbadians

Craig Marshall, Chairman of ABHTA, stressed the importance of enhancing airlift, especially from key markets like the UK, to ensure year-round success. “We’re gearing up for a promising winter 2023/2024 season!” Marshall stated.

Colin C James, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, revealed plans for increased service from the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean, with Silver Airways joining the network soon.

This report also dives into the performance projections, educational initiatives, and worker expectations within the sector, the post by Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association revealed.

The full report can be viewed here: https://issuu.com/…/docs/state_of_the_industry_report_2023.