The economy of our island is 70% dependent upon Tourism. The AHATA is committed to developing sustainable long term strategies to promote the Tourism Industry. The more people who join the Association the more power the Association will have to promote Aruba to the world. Whether you are a Hotel or a service provider, the future of your company is dependent upon the number of visitors Aruba receives each year. With today’s economic climate, and its global ramifications, it is now more important than ever to make use of a shared knowledge base, contribute to real solutions and be in the know on the latest developments that will affect your bottom line.
Let us share with you some of the top reasons for joining AHATA:
AHATA representation on the Aruba Tourism Authority Board
Your product will definitely reap the benefits of global exposure through the Marketing efforts initiated by AHATA. In conjunction with the Aruba Tourism Authority, innovative promotions are being developed in order to ensure Aruba maintains its piece of the pie within the tourism industry. By stimulating continued awareness of our destination, we have a positive affect on the profitability of our members.
Advocacy in protection of tourism industry interests
AHATA serves as the chief advocate on behalf of the tourism industry. The collective interests of our members are vigorously protected and promoted before the governmental agencies through education and lobbying for legislative changes.
By attending industry events you have the opportunity to access potential new clients for your business, forge new partnerships; make new friends, rekindle old ones and keep abreast of industry trends.
Significant input to Aruba Tourism Authority marketing strategies
As a partner of the Aruba Tourism Authority, AHATA has significant input into ATA’s marketing strategies that will be of benefit to our members.
Training and Professional Development
AHATA sponsors ongoing Training and Continuing Education seminars that focus on the most vital issues pertaining to Tourism.
AHATA-sponsored Community Projects
AHATA has increasing involvement in critical community affairs, such as the Environmental Committee and the Aruba Hospitality & Security Foundation, helping to secure our worldwide status as a clean and safe destination.
Annual Tourism Conferences
Together with the Aruba Tourism Authority, AHATA organizes the Annual Tourism Conference Aruba bringing into Aruba the largest volume producing tourism wholesalers from North America; Conferencia Anual de Turismo de Aruba, a similar event geared towards the South American market; the European Tourism event, Dutch Caribbean meets Europe for the European tourism wholesalers and the annual Int’l Aruba Certified Experts Travel Agent Conference
Pension Fund Tourism Sector
AHATA is one of the founders of the Pension Fund Tourism Sector which is an additional income to the government pension.
AHATA compiles statistical occupancy information that can assist you to plan your inventory, staffing and scheduling. This information is exclusively available to AHATA members.
The Aruba Online-Bridal Registry
The first-ever Caribbean destination Online Bridal Registry is managed by AHATA. Couples choose amongst our products/services for Wedding and Shower Gifts they would like to receive. Vendors have the opportunity, free-cost, to display their products on the web and AHATA members have a special discount on the per purchase commission.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Membership
By becoming an accommodations partner, or Platinum member you automatically will become a member of the Caribbean Hotel Association where you will have the opportunity to participate at their conferences and take advantage of their valuable educational materials and programs.
AHATA organizes several tourism-related committees. By participating actively in one of our committees you can be part of joint projects, find solutions to common problems, keep better informed and make a difference.
Promote your products or services
New members are encouraged to bring their brochure for distribution to the first General Assembly meeting and tradeshows. Additionally AHATA members are mentioned in Aruba Nights and have the opportunity to place an ad in this prestigious publication sponsored by AHATA and placed in every guest room in Aruba. Additionally, members are provided a forum on AHATA.com in order to advertise special deals to their fellow members, thereby increasing business-to-business between AHATA-member companies.
Your company will be ranked among the leading Aruba hospitality businesses and allied organizations that together are working for a brighter future for Aruba’s tourism industry
Active participation in the Association enhances your company or organization’s presence and visibility in the tourism industry. Serving on one of our committees enhances your professional image.
For over 45 years now, AHATA has been and continues to be the official private non-profit organization and national voice of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Industry. Join us and together we can achieve even greater success and ensure our position as one of the premier vacation and convention destinations.
For more information, please contact Membership Development and Business Information Manager at the Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, LG Smith Boulevard # 174, at Tel: 297.582.2607 or by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org