Minister of Tourism with Bahamas Tourism and Bahamas Consul General staff members at NABHOOD 2018
Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation provides remarks at Int’l African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit, S. Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - July 29th, 2018 – “The Bahamas is a vacation paradise, that’s well known, but the message I’d like each of you to take away from my short talk this morning is that when it comes to investing, “It’s Better In The Bahamas,” The Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation for The Bahamas, told attendees at a luncheon during the recent 22nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit and Trade Show.
The Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation for The Bahamas delivers remarks at NABHOOD 2018
Annually, the summit is attended by African American hoteliers, entrepreneurs, national leaders and hospitality representatives, city/state/country development representatives and financial experts. “This morning, no doubt, there are many of you here who have been looking for the right opportunity to invest,” the Minister said, before stating, “We need to talk. My recommendation to you is that you take a hard, serious look at The Bahamas.”
Minister D’Aguilar disclosed that in the last quarter of 2017 the Government of The Bahamas enacted the Commercial Enterprises Act, “which is a package of legislation specifically designed to improve the ease of doing business and attract new and diverse businesses. Implementation of the policies attached to this legislation will streamline and fast-track the start-up businesses in a number of areas,” he provided.
The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), hosts the Summit annually with the Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group. This year’s theme is “New Opportunities with Great Partners.”
Dionisio D'Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation flanked by Solomon and Gloria Herbert, Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine, hosts of the Awards Banquet
The declared goal of NABHOOD is to increase the number of African-Americans developing, managing, operating and owning hotels; increase vendor opportunities & executive level jobs for minorities, thereby creating wealth within the African-American community.