Bahamas building on Its impressive growth in boating business
- Apr 4, 2019 - 2:37:43 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas is known globally as one of the top boating
destinations in the western hemisphere. Moreover, recent statistics
reveal that over the past three years there has been an increase of more
than 60 percent in the number of boaters to The Bahamas.
on the impressive figures at the recent Palm Beach International Boat
Show, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu,
said that the increase is “just the beginning or the tip of the iceberg”
Ahoy There! A Pirate Themed Wedding In The Bahamas
- Mar 26, 2019 - 12:30:26 PM
A swashbuckling Chicago couple became the latest pirates of the
Caribbean recently when they had their fun-filled, pirate-themed wedding
at Goodman’s Bay, in Nassau.
Matthew and Angelalynn Padua said
there was no other place they wanted celebrate their love on the high
seas than in The Islands Of The Bahamas...
Port Operators get refresher on customer service
- Mar 25, 2019 - 12:39:37 PM
Scores of vendors, tour operators and government agencies who operate
at the Prince George Wharf got the opportunity to sharpen their customer
service skills recently, during a two-day Aquila Customer Service
Based in Canada, Aquila is a leading international tour
operator, which, through its Center for Cruise Excellence, assists with
enhancing the shoreline experience for cruise lines and their
Retired Florida doctor wins a Bahamas vacation and painting by Jamaal Rolle
- Mar 6, 2019 - 3:38:04 PM
Retired otolaryngologist, 85 year old, Dr. Leon Rand, of Hollywood,
Florida was the lucky grand prizewinner of a vacation in the Bahamas for
two on Silver Airways, along with an acrylic painting on canvas, by
iconic Bahamian artist, Jamaal Rolle. Dr. Rand, who registered for the
grand prize with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (MOTA)
sales team, during the recent Art Fort Lauderdale Show, stopped by the
MOTA Plantation office this past Thursday, to collect his prize...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Statement on U.S. Travel Advisory
- Mar 3, 2019 - 5:51:09 PM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is aware of the recent update to
the U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas. We would note that overall,
their guidance to citizens remains a Level Two advisory recommending
caution, but not actually urging delay or cancellation of travel plans
to our islands. We recommend that travelers to any destination maintain
awareness of their surroundings and exercise basic precautions...
Canadians Say Yes in The Bahamas
- Mar 3, 2019 - 3:30:29 PM
The month of February was certainly the month of love for three lucky
couples in Canada, who won an incredible opportunity to propose to their
beloved ones in The Bahamas. The romantic opportunity was a result of
the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (MOTA) social media
contest, “Say Yes in The Bahamas” engagement proposal.
contest, which was opened to bachelors who resided in the provinces of
Ontario and Alberta and attracted hundreds of applicants, closed in
Bahamian Jamaal Rolle a Featured Artist at Art Fort Lauderdale
- Mar 1, 2019 - 1:30:22 PM
As part of its new marketing strategy to integrate and highlight the
culture and people of The Bahamas through innovative story telling, the
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation office teamed up with
well-known celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle, at the recent Art Fort
The four-day curated art show, which combined
indigenous art from around the world with luxurious waterfront real
estate, attracted hundreds of influential, high net patrons...
The Islands of The Bahamas wins big In USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
- Feb 28, 2019 - 12:28:37 PM
The Islands of The Bahamas was recognized with seven awards across three
categories in this year’s USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards,
including Best Caribbean Beach, Best Caribbean Island for Romance and
Best Caribbean Dive Site.
The Bahamas took two number one spots
in the annual ranking for Best Caribbean Beach (Gold Rock Beach on
Freeport) and Best Caribbean Island for Romance (Green Turtle Cay in The
Abacos). Among many winning features...
‘Complete and diverse growth’ led to Bahamas earning double awards
- Feb 26, 2019 - 8:22:31 PM
The Bahamas’ “very impressive double-digit growth” in stopover arrivals
across the destination, including the Family Islands, was a decisive
factor in the country earning the Caribbean Journal’s 'Tourism
Destination of the Year' designation.
Minister of Tourism and
Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar also earned the Journal’s 'Tourism
Minister of the Year' designation “for shepherding this very complete
and diverse growth this year.”...
Global Ports Holding confident in potential of Game-Changing Partnership with Bahamians
- Feb 24, 2019 - 7:59:50 PM
Global Ports Holding (GPH), a leading international player in the cruise
tourism industry and the world’s largest independent cruise port
operator, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the
winning bidder for the redevelopment and operation of Prince George
Wharf, the main cruise port in Nassau, Bahamas.
marks the beginning of a new Bahamian success story,” said Mehmet
Kutman, Chairman of Global Ports Holding. “The Government of the Bahamas
is opening doors to create the kinds of opportunities that will make
life better for all Bahamians.
Filmmakers, Students to get tips from top Hollywood Producer
- Feb 14, 2019 - 6:25:02 PM
The Movie Masters forum returns to Nassau and Grand Bahama this month,
giving Bahamian filmmakers access to accomplished Hollywood
The Bahamas Film & Television Commission
launched the Movie Masters lecture series in 2018 to provide
opportunities for Bahamians to benefit from the experience of
individuals who have already made their mark on the film industry.
Prolific film and television producer, Sean Robins, will be the special
guest of this year’s instalment of the Movie Masters series. Robins is a
partner of Broken Road Productions...
New Marketing Campaign Featuring Lenny Kravitz Invites Travelers to Fly Away to The Bahamas
- Feb 10, 2019 - 2:28:20 PM
A new, multi-channel creative campaign featuring Bahamian-American rock
legend Lenny Kravitz reveals the authentic spirit of The Bahamas as a
destination of adventure and discovery. Set to the lyrics of Kravitz’s
hit song Fly Away, the television commercial and supporting marketing
campaign capture his deep personal connection to The Bahamas, as well as
the pure adrenaline rush of exploring the archipelago’s 100,000 square
miles by boat and plane.
Written in The Bahamas, Fly Away was
inspired by the islands’ white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and
countless summers the singer spent with his grandparents and mother, the
Bahamian-American actress Roxie Roker...
Lenny Kravitz featured in latest Bahamas tourism campaign
- Feb 10, 2019 - 12:41:35 AM
"‘Fly Away’ is inspired by the feeling I get when I’m in The Bahamas."
-- Lenny Kravitz
NEW YORK, NY -- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism launched their
latest campaign this past week featuring singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz
and his hit song, "Fly Away" which has become the Islands of The
Bahamas new slogan.
Kravitz, whose mother is of Bahamian descent, spends about half of his
time living in and recording his music on the island of Eleuthera...
Bahamas Tourism Shows “Mind Blowing” Growth
- Feb 6, 2019 - 1:17:34 PM
Tourism’s “mind blowing” growth for the eleven months ending November
30, 2018 accounted for $300 million in additional spending into the
Bahamian economy, Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio
D’Aguilar told House Members, Wednesday (February 6, 2019).
D’Aguilar said the new growth has also had an added impact on job
creation within the Commonwealth, accounting for 10,405 new jobs. Much
of this growth he said, was created in the Private Sector and in the
number of self-employed persons...
Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation on cruise video and safety
- Feb 3, 2019 - 7:00:49 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation shares the following
update regarding the YouTube video currently attracting attention and
concern in the community. While there is speculation that this video may
be a leverage tactic, we have no evidence that this video was
influenced by anyone other than its creator.
The Ministry of
Tourism maintains active dialogue with the cruise lines as both parties
look to navigate a mutually beneficial relationship. In this regard, it
is important to both The Bahamas and to the cruise lines that our
destination remains desirable...
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic Is A Million-Dollar Swing
- Jan 29, 2019 - 12:35:49 PM
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic was a million-dollar swing with golfers, visitors and organizers.
total of 132 players from around the world competed for the $600,000
purse at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, January 20 - 23. This event was
the second of two Web.com Tour events in The Bahamas. The first was The
Bahamas Great Exuma Classic.
When the dust had settled, Rafael
Campos, a native of Puerto Rico, was declared the winner. Campos is the
first Puerto Rican to win on the Web.com Tour. This win is his first
Bahamas takes home three HSMAI Adrian Awards for outstanding travel marketing
- Jan 27, 2019 - 12:07:27 PM
Representatives from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on
Tuesday accepted three awards for outstanding travel marketing at the
62nd annual Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
(HSMAI) Adrian Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis. The Adrian
Awards is the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing
In the Public Relations category, the Ministry was
honored with a Gold Adrian Award for excellence in influencer marketing.
The winning campaign, titled “Under the Influence of The Bahamas,” was
centered on the insights that more than 40% of millennials...
The Islands Of The Bahamas Brand Dominates at Top U.S. Shopping Mall
- Jan 21, 2019 - 7:35:17 PM
Over the period January 10 - February 7, The Islands Of The Bahamas
brand is receiving high visibility in a heavily trafficked area of the
Sawgrass Mills Mall, South Florida, in what is being called a major
brand takeover or mall domination.
Sawgrass Mills Mall, a mega shopping complex located in the city of
Sunrise, Florida, is reportedly the largest single-story shopping outlet
in the U.S. and one of the largest shopping malls in the country. The
mall boasts some 2.4 million square feet and attracts an annual traffic
of 40 million shoppers...
Great Exuma Classic Tour ‘A Hole-In-One’ For Exuma
- Jan 17, 2019 - 1:02:47 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas hit a hole-in-one with the Bahamas Great
Exuma Classic as players and organizers of the event continue to rave
about its success.
Over 132 players from around the world teed
off at the PGA Web.com Tour event held at Sandals Emerald Bay’s Golf
Course from January 10-16.
The event opens the PGA Tour season...
Ministry of Tourism’s Airlift Team Welcomes AA’s New Senior Regional Manager – Caribbean
- Jan 9, 2019 - 11:24:24 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s Airlift Team took the
opportunity to welcome American Airlines’ newly appointed Senior
Regional Manager – Caribbean, Wellesley Joseph and Caroline
Hollingsworth, AA’s Bahamas Country Manager, on his recent visit to
The group met to discuss key issues affecting the
enduring partnership between AA and The Bahamas, not the least of which
is the enhancement of the customer experience...