[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates Last Updated: Aug 21, 2019 - 3:04:15 AM
Ministry of Tourism Updates Feed


News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Florida’s Hot 105 Radio Live Remote Broadcast from Freeport Highlights Bahamas Junkanoo Summer Fest - Aug 14, 2019 - 10:18:28 AM

2019_JSF_FPO_Thanks_MOT_1.jpg
The Islands Of The Bahamas recently partnered with the Wiggins Agency in South Florida to host a live remote broadcast from Freeport, Grand Bahama with S Florida’s Hot 105 FM’S on air personality, James T. Also partnering in the promotion was Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of The Bahamas, who recently increased its air loads to Grand Bahama including jet service from Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

The remote promoted summertime fun in Freeport including the Annual Bahamas Junkanoo Summer Festival.

The broadcast back to S. Florida radio listeners, took place Saturday from the Pavilion of Freeport’s Grand Lucayan Resort Lighthouse Point.  The lineup of on-air guests included a cross section of Grand Bahama Island tourism stakeholders...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Veteran Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Executive receives Coveted Apex Award in Hospitality and Tourism - Aug 12, 2019 - 12:02:41 PM

Linville_Johnson_with_Apex_Award_1.jpg
Linville Johnson, a Sr. Executive of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has joined a privileged list. The group includes Tourism Ministers, Governors, CEO’s and Presidents of major national organizations and associations who are all among past recipients of the coveted Apex Award, presented annually by Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine.

Johnson, currently responsible for BMOTA’s Multi-Cultural Market development, was one of the recipients of the Award at the recent Annual gala culminating the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD)...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Junkanoo Summer Festival resumes this Saturday ends on August 17 - Aug 8, 2019 - 9:46:29 AM

JSF_Photo_1.jpg
The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation is proud to resume Junkanoo Summer Festival this Saturday at Arawak Cay.

The event that culminates all aspects of Bahamian culture is the ministry’s most anticipated signature event of the season and is a delight for both locals and visitors.

Patrons of the event enjoy mouthwatering Bahamian dishes from 21 vendors, marvel at authentic Bahamian arts and craft...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Good News From The Bahamas - Jul 31, 2019 - 4:00:36 PM

With exciting new openings and events, the month of June set The Islands Of The Bahamas up for an exciting summer. From the announcement of NBC’s The Voice coming to Baha Mar for a new summer concert series to the opening of the world’s first land-based coral farm, these new activities are sure to draw in tourists. Andros’ Small Hope Bay Lodge, Harbour Island’s Valentines Resort & Marina and the Nassau Airport Development Company...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
MOTA Partners With Cvent To Grow Group Bookings - Jul 29, 2019 - 1:15:33 PM

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) has hit a homerun through a partnership with Cvent – a leading meeting, events, and hospitality management technology company.

In just a year of the partnership, The Islands Of The Bahamas has seen group bookings for meetings increase by nine percent...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Fully Represented at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show - Jul 26, 2019 - 10:30:01 AM

photo_aopa_reception_leonard_greg_mark_n_donaldson_1.png
The aviation team of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) is out in full force at the 2019 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Show, taking place July 21-28, 2019 in Wisconsin. The team led by Captain Greg Rolle, Senior Director, Sports and Vertical Markets, MOTA and Frederick Donathan, Aviation Consultant, MOTA is comprised of representatives from MOTA, Royal Bahamas Police Force (aviation arm) and Bahamas Customs Department.

Now in its 50th year, the EAA AirVenture Show is the largest aviation show in the world, and each year attracts in excess of 500,000 pilots...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Goombay Summer In Freeport a hit with Florida & Georgia Travel Agents - Jul 24, 2019 - 3:20:26 PM

506A5060_1.jpg
Authentic Bahamian cultural activities, including the Goombay Summer Festival, were a big hit for a recent group of Florida and Georgia travel agents who visited Freeport, Grand Bahama for a familiarization trip.

The group included about 40 travel agents from the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Atlanta areas, all of whom had been exposed to The Bahamas product through seminars or presentations during the year... 
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Goombay Summer Festival 2019 Brings The Sizzle To Summer - Jul 16, 2019 - 4:30:54 PM

KLS_6732_1.jpg
Residents and visitors to Harbour Island got an opportunity to celebrate all things  Bahamian at the Ministry of Tourism’s annual Goombay Summer Festival on Friday July 5th-7th 2019.

Working in collaboration with industry partners in Long Island to extend the itinerary of festivities beginning with the  American Independence celebrations, Ministry of Tourism representatives capitalized on a major opportunity to showcase Bahamian music, food and culture all uniquely packaged to show what Harbour Island has to offer...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas and Canada Ink Air Service Agreement - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:02:04 AM

thumbnail_KLS_8782_1.jpg
The Bahamas and Canada inked an historic bilateral Air Transport agreement recently to encourage more Canadian aviation companies to flock to the destination.

According to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, the agreement also allows Bahamian aviation companies to take advantage of economic opportunities in Canada.

“This agreement solidifies our relationship with Canada as it relates to aviation. And so, this agreement sets out the steps by which aviation companies...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and Air Canada Host Fam Trip for Top Chinese Travel Agents - Jul 4, 2019 - 12:00:55 PM

Photo_MOT_1.png
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation partnered with Air Canada, Atlantis Paradise Island, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and Grand Isle Resort to host senior level managers from twelve leading Chinese travel agencies to a familiarization visit to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

The objective of the fam trip was for these agents to gain a comprehensive overview and understanding of the destination, and to connect with local industry suppliers so that they could create customized travel itineraries for their clients visiting from China...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Closing Conclave for Latest Cohort of Local Government Junior Councilors - Jul 3, 2019 - 7:46:32 PM

BIS_SML_1.gif
The Ministry of Transport and Local Government held a 2018/2019 Junior Council Programme Closing Ceremony at SuperClubs Breezes, July 2, 2019.  The Junior Councilors of the programme represented 15 local government districts and 19 schools throughout The Bahamas. Over the past year, the students participated in a variety of community activities on their respective islands including beach clean-up -- adoption and restoration of beaches that house marine ecosystems -- donating food and care packages to underprivileged persons...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Global Beauty and Fitness Brands brings Fitness Competition to the Bahamas - Jul 1, 2019 - 3:00:52 PM

KLS_5412_1_-2.jpg
300 contestants from the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia will converge in the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Convention Centre, for the WBFF Worlds Bahamas, which will be the culmination of a series of regional and national competitions held around the world within the past several months. WBFF World Bahamas is set to be the super bowl of fitness..
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
BMOTA Official Statement on Shark Attack - Jun 26, 2019 - 9:11:17 PM

The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas expresses its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the victim of Wednesday’s shark attack off Rose Island, near New Providence.

Details are still being gathered and confirmed, but preliminary reports indicate that the female visitor was snorkeling near Rose Island around 2:00 p.m. ET when the incident occurred...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation on Princess Cays accident - Jun 24, 2019 - 6:30:57 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is saddened to learn of a traffic accident involving cruise passengers exploring Eleuthera today. Our prayers for rapid and full recovery are with those injured in this accident and with their families. 

We await further information from health and investigating authorities regarding the details of this incident...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas DG leads delegation at CTO NYC 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 - 2:40:22 PM

CTO_NY_2019_Dinner_-_NY_Staff_with_DG__1.jpg
Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Joy Jibrilu, led the Bahamas contingent at the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Week 2019, in New York City.

The Bahamas team under the leadership of the Director General included the local staff of the Bahamas Tourist Office, New York as well as a Bahamian culinary team that represented The Bahamas in CTO’s Annual Rum and Rhythm Festival...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Hundreds of Agents visit Freeport Bahamas as part of Large Cruise Fam - Jun 12, 2019 - 11:00:38 AM

MOT_SMLL.gif
A group of over 200 travel agents converged on Freeport, Grand Bahama over the weekend as part of what The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line  (BPCL) dubbed “The Worlds’s largest Seminar at Sea and Fam.”

The travel agent take-over on the Island was jointly sponsored and hosted by BPCL  and the Sales Team of The Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida, who were joined on the Island by the local stakeholders including The Bahamas Tourist Office, Grand Bahama and various Hotels and Resorts...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas ' Summertime In Freeport' updates continue in Atlanta - Jun 6, 2019 - 11:30:56 AM

IMG_4909__1__1.jpg
“An unqualified success,” was how attendees to the ‘Summertime in Freeport’ presentation described the gala event hosted by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) Atlanta Sales Team.

The dynamic preview of summertime fun and excitement in Freeport, Grand Bahama drew Bahamas Specialist travel agents, Atlanta influencers and media to the stylish Buckhead Club overlooking the Atlanta skyline... 
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Promotes Summertime in Freeport - May 31, 2019 - 4:05:39 PM

_BP16091-2.jpg
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) officials are working feverishly to promote “Summertime In Freeport” – a campaign aimed at boosting arrivals on the island.

Over the past several weeks, officials hosted a number of Bahamas Night events to educate travel agents and other stakeholders on the summertime events and myriad of activities available in Freeport...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
The Bahamas Tourist Office and Delta Vacations join forces to promote The Islands Of The Bahamas in Raleigh, North Carolina - May 30, 2019 - 12:06:52 PM
IMG-20190524-WA0027__2__1.jpg
Representatives from Delta Vacations and  the Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta along with leading industry executives from Baha Mar, Sandals, and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board recently delivered a series of dynamic presentations that took top Delta Vacations travel agent producers on a whirlwind trip to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

Spearheading the efforts on behalf of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA), Garbrielle Archer, Area Manager of the Bahamas Tourist office, Atlanta, worked with her team to update the 35 top Delta Vacations Travel Agents on What’s New in The Islands Of The Bahamas (TIOTB)...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Delegation Chairs 64th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas - May 26, 2019 - 11:57:17 AM

IMG-20190523-WA0038_2_-2-2.jpg
Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Joy Jibrilu, along the Hon. Michael C. Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, represented The Bahamas at the recent UNWTO  Regional Commission for the Americas and the International Seminar on Destination Management- New Challenges, New Solutions, held in La Antigua and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

This annual event, in its 64th year, assembled the Ministers of Tourism of the Americas Region, with the aim to address the new challenges in destination management and the role of Destination Management Organizations (DMOs)...
<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Social Services Minister Commends Programmes for Focus on Urban Communities
DQ Opens 6th Location, downtown in the British Colonial Hilton
Tips for a good entrepreneur pitch to investors
Minister of Financial Services attends General Staff Meeting in Grand Bahama
PM visits first recipients of the Government’s Free Education Programme at UB
Community
RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - Armed robbery
BTC Partners with the Annual Police Summer Youth Camp
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Jet ski accident - US Citizen arrested for failing to declare
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered
Bahamas Waterkeepers welcomes Chinese counterparts for cultural exchange
Bahamian Politics
PLP Leader and Spokesman on BPL and National Energy Policy
DNA responds to May 2019 Labour Force Survey
DNA Chairman: DNA on Compass Point Saga
The Leader of The Opposition, Philip Brave Davis Renewal: A Call to Action
DNA Leader on resignation of T. Brent Symonette
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Mon., Aug 19
Bahamas Aerodrome Forecast
News Item on Tropical Storm Barry at 12PM
News Item on Tropical Storm Barry at 6PM
News Item on Tropical Storm Barry at 5AM
Sports
Bowl Game Sponsorship Delivers Big Win for Elk Grove Village
European Tour announces early part of 2020 Schedule
Kit Spencer leads IC Caribbean Team in Belgium Tennis Tournament
The Third Win on The British Junior Tennis Circuit for Anthony Burrows
RBDF: Basketball is a Game Of Defence…force
Columns
Pamela Burnside: Power to the People NOW
Pamela Burnside: The greater good
Veronica Mars - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Melissa Martin: Listen on World Listening Day
Stranger Things (Season 3) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Events Calendars
New Providence Events Calendar
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Entertainment
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® awardsthe Emilio and Gloria Estefan scholarship
The Academy and ABC announce Oscars® 2022 date
2019 Grammy Camp Announcements
Academy Announces Three New At-Large Governors
Board Of Trustees Appoints Deborah Dugan As President/CEO Of The Recording Academy
Sales & Promotions
Conet Bahamas is fully stocked with PVC Sliding & Casement windows
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Treat yourself this weekend at The Grand Lucayan
Conet Bahamas Mini-Split AC Units
Save up to 50% off July 17 - 21 for GB Regatta
Arts & Culture
Goombay Summer Festivities in San Salvador
Are we or are they in the Living Room
BDT Competition Team Wins STG International Competition
Bahamas Culture and Cuisine to be on display as community celebrates Independence Day
SELF: PORTRAIT by WE Artists’ Collective
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Do you need a media consultant, publicist or event promoter?
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
TheBahamasWeekly.com Celebrates 11 yrs! Online Survey
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
STEM Summer Camp returns to Nassau for 6th Year
HGTV Seeking Expat Buyers & Real Estate Agents in Nassau, Exuma, Eleuthera & Abaco
BFPA to present talk with Bahamas Film Commissioner in Grand Bahama
Movie Masters featuring Sean Robins - Feb 27th & 28th
The Investment Group zeroes in on recipients for second round of funding
The Bahamas Boasts
Shoot your film in Andros, Bahamas
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Conch Salad on Wheels is available by order on Saturdays Only!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Focus on Fashion
Samba Sol Grows its Bahamas Collection
Meet the Bahamian descendent leading LA Fashion Week
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book
Theodore Elyett outfits Porsha Williams for the cover of Rolling Out Magazine
Eleuthera fashion designer releases new line
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean
CDB, PAHO launched “Stronger Together” campaign, raising awareness about mental health and psychosocial support in disasters
PAHO/WHO urges northern hemisphere countries to prepare for heatwaves
Urgent Call for Blood Donations as Eleuthera Accident Victims Airlifted to New Providence
Ministers of Health of the Pacific and the Caribbean to join forces on climate change and health, regulatory frameworks, health security and NCDs
Opinions
Table revised Fiscal Responsibility Bill before summer recess
Kreimild Saunders: Carnival Controversies
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of an FNM Coup.
Dr. Bethel: The Oban Debacle
"Forget The Potential Environmental Issues With The Oban Deal"
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University
Grand Bahama Real Estate
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement