Young Bahamian’s Paintings Displayed to International Audience at Top National Art Fair in South Florida
- Nov 8, 2018 - 9:33:54 AM
The works of young Bahamian artist, Lyndera Hall, were recently
displayed in The Islands Of The Bahamas booth during the Las Olas
outdoor art event in the arts district of downtown, Fort Lauderdale,
The young artist, who was also in attendance in The
Bahamas booth along with the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida
marketing team, had the opportunity to see her work being appreciated by
the thousands that strolled through the area over the 2- day weekend of
the popular art show.
MOTA join forces with Bahamas Hotel and Tour Operator Executives to Promote The Bahamas in China
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:08:00 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) led by the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar along with leading industry executives from Atlantis
Resorts, Baha Mar, The Pointe and Majestic Tours, took media outlets and
tour operators in Beijing and Shanghai on a whirlwind tour of the
Islands of The Bahamas, solidifying its message that ‘The Bahamas is a
viable destination for Chinese tourists’.
“This is the ideal
time for The Bahamas to capitalize on promotional marketing efforts as
Chinese tourists are searching for new and exciting destinations to
visit,” said Deputy Director General at BMOTA, Ellison Thompson...
Colors Junkanoo Opens 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show With a Bang
- Nov 2, 2018 - 10:51:36 AM
The 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Show (FLIBS) opened with a burst
of kaleidoscope colors and high energy on October 31, as the Colors
Junkanoo group, paraded the show grounds at Sea Breeze Boulevard, in
beautiful costumes while dancing to the pulsating and rhythmic junkanoo
sound of goat skinned drums, cowbells, whistles and horns. The group,
led by its President, Chris Justilien, marked the first time that The
Bahamas’ premier junkanoo culture, was featured at FLIBS’ opening and
totally captivated show goers, who quickly joined the rush out, which
ended at the newly unveiled, Bahamas Pavilion...
Bahamas Met Director Trevor Basden benefit from NOAA & MOTA training
- Oct 24, 2018 - 2:09:00 PM
Trevor Basden, Senior Meteorologist and Director at the Bahamas
Meteorology Department recently completed a comprehensive one-week
training at the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, Missouri.
The test bed experimental training, which incorporated the
modernization tool and strategies for aviation weather services was an
agreement reached between The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
(BMOTA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
during the recent EAA Air Venture Conference in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin...
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Holds Safety and Security Workshop
- Oct 19, 2018 - 2:54:27 PM
Officials in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation are looking to ensure
that every visitor to the Islands Of The Bahamas feels safe when
visiting the destination.
In an effort to come up with leading
crime fighting strategies in tourist hot spots, officials held a Tourism
Safety and Security workshop under the theme “Enhancing Safety and
Security for our country’s number one industry.”
Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, who delivered the
keynote address, said this “meeting of the minds” is to ensure that
tourism stakeholders and national security officials are cultivating
winning strategies in the fight against crime...
Bahamas Tourist Office supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk
- Oct 19, 2018 - 12:44:22 PM
The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan
G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast
cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and
supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami, Florida.
year’s well attended event featured a number of major sponsors and
booths including that of The Bahamas Tourist Office. The event annually
celebrates and encourages those living with metastatic breast cancer and
those that support them. The proceeds from the event benefit research
in the fight against breast cancer...
Bahamas to Be prominently featured at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
- Oct 12, 2018 - 10:18:17 AM
The countdown is on for the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
(FLIBS) and The Islands Of The Bahamas will have an exclusive and even
greater presence at this year’s show, being held October 31 through
November 4, 2018.
Now in its 59th year, the 2018 FLIBS is
expected to attract more than 100,000 persons from 52 countries around
the world and will showcase more than 1500 in-water boats and 1200
Bahamas Brand Exposed to Hispanic Community of South Florida
- Oct 8, 2018 - 4:19:12 PM
Hundreds of Hispanics from the S. Florida community were recently
exposed to The Islands Of The Bahamas brand as a result of the Florida
marketing team of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s sponsorship of the
La Mano Hispana 2018 Art Gallery Opening Night at the Milander Center
for Arts and Entertainment, Hialeah (Miami),Florida.
sponsorship of the event came about through its partnership with the
City of Hialeah Florida‘s Communications and Special Events Department.
“October is ’Hispanic Heritage Month’ and participating as a title
sponsor at La Mano Hispana Art Gallery Event enabled us to tap into the
Janet Johnson new CEO & Executive Director of TDC
- Oct 6, 2018 - 7:39:09 AM
The transformation of The Bahamas’ tourism sector continues, gathering
impetus with the appointment of tourism veteran Janet Johnson as CEO and
Executive Director of the newly mandated Tourism Development
Corporation (TDC). The TDC is charged with accelerating the pace at
which The Bahamas is able to breathe new life into the tourism sector,
and with leading the charge to diversify within the sector and to focus
on the development of more boutique resorts in the Family Islands...
Caribbean Seeks Airline Interlinks
- Oct 5, 2018 - 10:57:44 AM
The Islands Of The Bahamas and a number of Caribbean airlines are
looking for ways to join forces in an effort to boost travel within the
During the Sky Is The Limit workshop at the State of the
Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) at Atlantis Paradise Island this
week, officials sought to trade ideas on how to make travel to and
within the Caribbean less complex...
SOTIC Opens In The Islands Of The Bahamas
- Oct 3, 2018 - 11:31:40 PM
In his keynote address to the opening ceremony of the State of Tourism
Industry Conference (SOTIC) yesterday, October 2, Prime Minister Dr.
Hubert Minnis urged delegates to turn the Caribbean into a global
tourism centre. The region’s premier tourism conference is being held
this week, October 1-5, at Atlantis Paradise Island.
SOTIC is a
meeting of the minds that brings together over 300 delegates from around
the Caribbean — tourism ministers, directors, executives, strategic
partners, tourism business executives and everyone involved directly or
indirectly in tourism...
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Reviews Freeport, Grand Bahama Initiatives
- Oct 1, 2018 - 4:34:46 PM
The purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport is big news, but
the acquisition of this prime resort property is only one part of the
overall, large scale mission being undertaken to support the rebound of
tourism on the island of Grand Bahama.
The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation has been working closely with Minister of State for
Grand Bahama, Senator, The Hon. Kwasi Thompson, to promote the island...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism To Launch New Branding Strategy In 2019
- Oct 1, 2018 - 4:30:55 PM
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu touted the “tourism boom” being
experienced in The Islands Of The Bahamas and revealed that a new
marketing campaign will be launched in 2019.
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), was speaking at the State of The Tourism Industry
Conference (SOTIC) – a week-long conference at Atlantis Paradise Island
from October 2-5...
Bahamas MOTA’s Aviation and Verticals Team Tour Banyan
- Sep 30, 2018 - 1:54:50 PM
This past Thursday, representatives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
and Aviation (BMOTA), led by its Deputy Director General, Mr. Ellison
“Tommy” Thompson, conducted a special tour of Banyan Air Services’, 88
acres facility in Fort Lauderdale. The team, made up of the BMOTA
vertical and aviation department members, also used the opportunity to
present, to Banyan’s executives, gift bags as a token of appreciation
for their support to The Bahamas. Each gift bag contained a Bahamas
Gateway FBO shirt, hat, cup, towel and key chain. The BMOTA began
working with Banyan more than twenty years ago, and today it is its
largest Fixed Based Operator (FBO), sending hundreds of pilots to its
40+ airports, each year...
Bahamas Exploring Additional Travel Business from China
- Sep 27, 2018 - 6:54:42 PM
“The Bahamas’ attendance at the 2018 World Routes Conference in
Guangzhou, China was very successful and exceeded our initial goals and
expectations,” said Tyrone Sawyer, Sr. Director of Airlift Development
for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).
Conference brought together hundreds of airlines executives from the Far
East, Europe, Canada, North America and the United States, to meet,
develop and create business opportunities with vendors from various
The Abacos make history with record breaking visitor arrivals
- Sep 25, 2018 - 12:34:42 PM
The Abacos have struck gold, officially. For the first time in history,
the island has received 300,000 visitors, the second highest number of
visitors after Nassau, in 2017, according to Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who spoke on behalf of the Minister
of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar.
Addressing the 15th
annual Abaco Business Outlook Conference, Minister Pintard highlighted
the impact of the Ministry of Tourism’s 16-island destination strategy
designed to create high visibility for the Out Islands...
Tourist Money Never Done Symposium a major success
- Sep 18, 2018 - 4:42:53 PM
Tourism officials are planning to visit a number of Family Islands to
hold the workshop ‘Tourist Money Never Done’ after the inaugural event
at the British Colonial Hilton on September 13 -14, was oversubscribed.
event was developed by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation in
conjunction with the Bahamas Development Bank and Patrick Rahming &
Associates to assist budding tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders in
brainstorming ideas for new products in the country’s number one sector.
of Business Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Janet
Johnson said she was overwhelmed with the reaction to the seminar...
Bahamas Garners Massive Exposure At Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion In Orlando, Florida
- Sep 5, 2018 - 10:54:27 AM
The Bahamas garnered massive exposure over the weekend at a Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation sponsored Party in da Backyard at the pool of the
Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida, as part of the sponsorship of
the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR) Expo and Convention.
explosive and rhythmic sounds of Junkanooers and the colorful costumes,
at the Bahamas styled party, captured the attention of hundreds in the
pool and surrounds, enjoying the Labour Day weekend. Crowds joined in
the line and danced to the music while many others raised cameras to
capture the parade...
Significant Growth in Tourism Arrival Numbers Positively Affects the Abacos
- Sep 4, 2018 - 3:31:47 PM
Due to a significant growth in tourism arrival numbers, the number of
resorts and restaurants in the Abacos which are normally closed during
the off-season has drastically decreased.
According to Wynsome
Ferguson, Manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, all hotels in Marsh
Harbour and Hope Town will remain open during the period of August –
November, which is typically off-season on the island...