(BTA) was formed in December 1999 by a group of
individuals from the Bequia business community, with
the dual aims of protecting and enhancing the island's
resources for both visitors and the community, and of
attracting more visitors to the island through its own
promotional and marketing initiatives. Its membership
has now become more broadly based, encompassing not
only business people but also representatives of
community groups, Bequia schools, private residents,
and Bequia lovers from around the world.
The BTA is a non-profit
organization, supported by annual membership fees,
fund-raising activities and donations to the
"Friends of Bequia" Club. A subvention from the
government covers the running costs of the Tourism
Office and its staff, while special projects are
accomplished with volunteer labour and skills drawn
from the membership.
The BTA works hard within the community as well in close co-operation with relevant government agencies, to continually initiate improvements in such areas as garbage collection, security, harbour and yachting issues, airport facilities, and beautification of the island. It is also dedicated to providing information about Bequia both on and off the island.
This official Bequia Tourism Association website is intended to provide broad-based information about the island, with the additional option of giving more detailed advice through our "Contact Us" email.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our
site, and look forward to welcoming you to our very