First established in 1981, the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) is Anguilla’s largest and oldest trade association with a growing membership representing all facets of Anguilla’s tourism industry. AHTA is a private sector organization funded by membership subscriptions and fundraising events, and currently has nearly 100 active members - including most major hotels, villas, villa management companies, restaurants and tourism related service entities in Anguilla.
Our primary mission is to assist in the professional development of our members through marketing and public relations support, training, information provision and advocacy, andto encourage the continued improvement of Anguilla’s tourism product.
By keeping members abreast of developments in every aspect of hotel and tourism technology, marketing and operational techniques, AHTA provides an important link with the international marketplace.
Members of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association are businesses that show commitment to training staff, developing their services and being flagships for our tourism community.
Travel & Leisure's Readers named Anguilla the number one island destination in the Caribbean in 2019 for the third consecutive year!
Anguilla, known by many visitors as "Tranquility Wrapped in Blue", is the northernmost island of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. The island is about 150 miles east of Puerto Rico and less than 6 miles north of St. Martin.
It is quite easy to get to Anguilla, with direct flights into CLAYTON J. LLOYD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AXA) from Caribbean gateway airports in St. Maarten (SXM), San Juan (SJU) or Antigua (ANU). Alternatively, many visitors choose to fly into neighboring St. Maarten (SXM) and take a ferry (there are several options) to Anguilla.
Anguilla is back and better than ever! Tourist arrivals in 2019 (through July) are higher than ever before, up more than 15 percent over 2017. This is more than double 2018 levels when tourist arrivals were negatively impacted after Hurricane Irma.