Join us as we Celebrate Tourism Excellence at the prestigious Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Awards Gala 2022 under the theme ‘Festival of Colours!’
Hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels & Tourism Association (ABHTA) and the Ministry of Tourism. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Awards will recognize high-achieving tourism professionals who have through their steadfast efforts contributed to the betterment of Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism product over the last 12 months.
Nominees and Winners will be recognized and celebrated in the presence of Government officials and industry professionals at the Gala Presentation Dinner at Sandals Grande Antigua on Sunday 11th December 2022 at 7:00pm. Tourism partners are encouraged to attend and dress in bright colours for a Festive Night!
Opportunity to Reserve your Tickets starts on Monday 21st November 2022 at the cost of EC$385.00 per person. Tickets will be available for collection at the ABHTA office from Wednesday 30th November 2022. Please contact Anthea Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to Reserve your Ticket(s).
This year’s tourism awards will recognise industry partners in the following categories:
- ABHTA Employee of the Year
- ABHTA Supervisor of the Year
- Rising Star of the Year
- Young Hotelier of the Year
- Young Chef of the Year
- Chef of the Year
- Transportation Service Provider of the year
- Tour Guide of the Year
- Port Frontline Employee of the Year
- Tourism Employee of the Year
- Sustainable Tourism Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Award categories were open for nominations from the private and public sector tourism businesses through the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels & Tourism Association and the Ministry of Tourism.
Nominations were judged by a skilled panel of tourism industry executives.
Category 1: ABHTA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
This category is open to Hotels and Associate members. The recipient of this award can come from any department in your business. He/she should be an excellent role model to his/her fellow employees. This person should demonstrate a positive attitude towards work and have been in the industry/within your employ for at least three years. He/she should be ambitious and show proof of personal development.
Category 2: ABHTA SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR
This category is open to Hotels and Associate members. This award will go to a supervisor from any department who has shown outstanding leadership skills. This person should be able to motivate his/her team to achieve positive results for his/her property. Examples of the impact of this person’s leadership on the overall hotel operation should be given.
Category 3: RISING STAR
This category is open to Hotel and Associate Members. A young professional who demonstrates leadership, and commitment. This individual works tirelessly behind the scenes, going the extra mile to make an outstanding contribution to his/her company. It is their commitment which makes for an exceptional guest experience. These rising stars are dedicated with a strong commitment to excellence.
Category 4: YOUNG HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
This category is open to Hotels only. The individual must be a true role model and an example to follow for young people entering the industry. He/she should have demonstrated outstanding career achievement through self-development. An expert in his/her field, the person should have demonstrated strong leadership abilities and the power to motivate others. A candidate likely to become a leader in this country’s hotel industry.
Category 5: YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR
This category is open to Hotel and Associate Members. This award goes to aspiring chefs such as Senior Cooks, Supervisor Cooks, Pantry Maids and Line Cooks, who have worked for at least 3 years in the industry. Nominees must be hard working and show keen interest in personal and professional development. A team player, this person must display a strong commitment to the culinary arts and community. Persons in this category will compete in a cook-off.
Category 6: CHEF OF THE YEAR
This category is open to Hotel and Associate Members. A culinary professional who is employed as an Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie or Pastry Chef, etc., who has served in the industry for at least 5 years, one of those years spent in his/her current position. The nominee should display remarkable dedication to mentoring aspiring culinary professionals. This chef must have strong proven proficiency and expertise in his field and commitment to acquiring new skills, techniques and knowledge. Excellent communication skills necessary. Good relations with his/her staff is also key. Must provide evidence of commitment to the culinary arts and community service. International exposure an asset. Persons in this category compete in a cook-off.
Category 7: TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR WINNER – HERBERT BROWN (UNITED TAXI COMPANY ANTIGUA LIMITED)
Category 11: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This category is open to Hotel and Associate Members. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor. This award is presented to the individual or organization who has made a highly significant contribution to the Hospitality Industry in Antigua and Barbuda. The award is based on significant, long-term contributions to the industry and/or the ABHTA.
Please contact the office of the ABHTA at antiguahotels.org or call 462.0374/4928 for more information.