Nick Menon, President of the HTA, started the proceedings by welcoming everyone at the Ocean Terrace Inn and then highlighted some of the HTA’s achievements over the year.
Among them were the EC $8million soft loans from the Sugar Industry Diversification Board for the small hotels in St Kitts and Nevis to refurbish their products.
Menon also lauded the free energy surveys that the HTA provided to member hotels. The successes of the St Kitts and Nevis Visitor Channel, of which the HTA is a shareholder, were also highlighted. Menon also praised Brisbane Productions for the latest edition of the St. Kitts and Nevis Visitor magazine, which was scheduled to arrive in the federation this week.
The HTA’s contribution to Tourism Month was also highlighted. The Association also continues to work with the VAT office to sort out some regulations that do not favour the Industry.
Other achievements of the organization include the renewal of the restaurant duty-free scheme and training in customer service and supervisory service. Menon was also happy to announce that the HTA has taken possession of its own offices at Unit C9 of the Sands complex.
Menon ended his address by thanking the HTA’s Nevis members for being so active in keeping the Nevis division working at a high level.