Florida’s Hot 105 Radio Live Remote Broadcast from Freeport Highlights Bahamas Junkanoo Summer Fest
- Aug 14, 2019 - 10:18:28 AM
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...
Veteran Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Executive receives Coveted Apex Award in Hospitality and Tourism
- Aug 12, 2019 - 12:02:41 PM
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
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)...
Junkanoo Summer Festival resumes this Saturday ends on August 17
- Aug 8, 2019 - 9:46:29 AM
The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation is proud to resume Junkanoo Summer Festival this Saturday at Arawak Cay.
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...
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...
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...
Bahamas Fully Represented at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show
- Jul 26, 2019 - 10:30:01 AM
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...
Bahamas Goombay Summer In Freeport a hit with Florida & Georgia Travel Agents
- Jul 24, 2019 - 3:20:26 PM
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
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
Goombay Summer Festival 2019 Brings The Sizzle To Summer
- Jul 16, 2019 - 4:30:54 PM
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...
Bahamas and Canada Ink Air Service Agreement
- Jul 16, 2019 - 10:02:04 AM
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.
agreement solidifies our relationship with Canada as it relates to
aviation. And so, this agreement sets out the steps by which aviation
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and Air Canada Host Fam Trip for Top Chinese Travel Agents
- Jul 4, 2019 - 12:00:55 PM
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.
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...
Closing Conclave for Latest Cohort of Local Government Junior Councilors
- Jul 3, 2019 - 7:46:32 PM
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...
Global Beauty and Fitness Brands brings Fitness Competition to the Bahamas
- Jul 1, 2019 - 3:00:52 PM
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..
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
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...
Bahamas DG leads delegation at CTO NYC 2019
- Jun 18, 2019 - 2:40:22 PM
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
Hundreds of Agents visit Freeport Bahamas as part of Large Cruise Fam
- Jun 12, 2019 - 11:00:38 AM
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.”
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...
Bahamas ' Summertime In Freeport' updates continue in Atlanta
- Jun 6, 2019 - 11:30:56 AM
“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.
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...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Promotes Summertime in Freeport
- May 31, 2019 - 4:05:39 PM
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...
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
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.
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)...
Bahamas Delegation Chairs 64th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas
- May 26, 2019 - 11:57:17 AM
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)...