Bahamas Gov't Statement on Exuma Tour Boat Incident
- Jul 1, 2018 - 3:23:56 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) is deeply saddened
by yesterday’s tour boat incident in Exuma. We pray for the family of
the passenger who succumbed to her injuries, and offer our heartfelt
condolences to her family and friends as they mourn her loss. Our
prayers are also with all the other passengers who were aboard as they
The Ministry of Tourism immediately sought to lend
assistance to those affected and continues to work on the ground to
provide emotional support and to help facilitate any needed
Bahamas wins three gold medals at Taste of the Caribbean
- Jun 28, 2018 - 11:22:06 AM
The Bahamas National Culinary Team sizzled at this year’s Taste of the
Caribbean held in Miami, Florida June 22-26, walking away with three
gold medals including Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year and Team
of the Year.
The Taste of the Caribbean is the premier culinary
showdown between Caribbean to determine which country has the best
Bahamian Prime Minister tells South Florida audience of plans to develop country's future leaders
- Jun 23, 2018 - 6:47:21 PM
The Right Honourable, Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, at the recent official ribbon cutting of his country's
foreign mission in South Florida, shared that his administration has a
10 year plan to identify Bahamians both home and abroad who could be
developed as the future leaders of the country.
Minister was providing remarks at the ribbon cutting and official
opening of the new location of The Bahamas Consulate General Office,
Miami, Florida, which recently moved from its former long term location
in the Ingraham building, to its new address at 100 N. Biscayne...
Magazine to heavily promote The Islands Of The Bahamas
- Jun 20, 2018 - 11:05:12 AM
Nearly 50 journalists and guests of US-based award winning AFAR magazine
were immersed in Bahamian culture recently during an extraordinary
familiarization trip to The Islands Of The Bahamas.
particular familiarization trip is a marketing gold mine for the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) as each of the publication’s
founders, editors and content writers will write about their experiences
in the destination, in articles, blogs and pieces which will reach over
2 million of the magazine’s subscribers...
National Culinary Team wows guests at gala
- Jun 18, 2018 - 10:37:31 AM
Andros crab bisque, Long Island duck rillettes; citrus dusted Long
Island hog snapper atop roasted fennel, artichokes, kalamata olives,
saffron- coconut foam and island style coconut cakes with tropical fruit
stew, mango rum cream and roast corn shebet were just some of the
scrumptious dishes on the Taste of the Caribbean’s gala menu held at
Baha Mar recently.
The 14-member National Culinary Team developed
by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), gave tourism
officials, stakeholders and sponsors food for thought as they head to
Miami, Florida to take on the region in the Taste of the Caribbean
competition from June 22-26.
Q1 Tourism results are in: arrivals and room revenue are up in the Bahamas
- Jun 14, 2018 - 11:54:49 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) is pleased to
report that first quarter international visitor results point to an
increase in arrivals, signaling that business turnaround from Q4 of
2017 has continued to flow into 2018. The Ministry is anticipating a
strong summer season for tourism across the destination.
The Bahamas experienced significant increases in foreign air and sea
arrivals, which is up 2.8%. Foreign air arrivals alone reached a
substantial 18% increase compared to Q1 of 2017...
BMOTA Takes On Aggressive Global Marketing Plan
- Jun 13, 2018 - 3:32:05 PM
As The Islands Of The Bahamas experience significant growth in airlift
arrivals, Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu says the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) continues to be aggressive in
luring visitors from new markets.
While speaking at the Caribbean
Aviation Meetup held at Atlantis Paradise Island on June 13, Ms.
Jibrilu noted that The Bahamas has seen a growth of 18 percent in the
Caribbean Aviation Meetup opens in The Bahamas
- Jun 12, 2018 - 3:16:40 PM
Tourism and Aviation officials from 28 countries and territories are in
The Islands Of The Bahamas this week for the third annual Caribbean
Dubbed the region’s largest aviation
conference, the conclave, which is being hosted by the Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA), is scheduled from June 12-14.
The key objective of the meetup is to find new ways to increase airlift into the region...
Bahamas wins Award at CTO New York
- Jun 11, 2018 - 10:12:33 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) was recognized by
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in the Virutal Visitor Award
category for “Best Feature in an Online Publicaion” at the annual
Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards on the evening of June 7 at the
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. The award was bestowed to the BMOTA and
Alexander Britell, editor in chief of the Caribbean Journal, for the
article in the digital publication titled, “Following Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. in Bimini.” The Bahamas was recognized for editorial coverage
with nominations in three other categories...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Director General Honoured with CTO’s Allied Award
- Jun 8, 2018 - 2:32:30 PM
Last night during the Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner and
Fashion Show, part of the annual Caribbean Week New York events, Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Director General Joy Jibrilu received
the distinguished Allied Award for her exceptional work towards the
sustainable development of Caribbean tourism.
Jibrilu was present at the ceremony at the Wyndham New Yorker in Midtown
to accept the award bestowed upon her by the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) and its Allied Members...
Bahamas Flag Day Parade coming to South Florida
- Jun 7, 2018 - 6:58:31 PM
The First ever Bahamas Flag Day Parade in South Florida, will highlight a
myriad of activities being planned by the local Bahamian community to
celebrate the country's 45th Anniversary of Independence, July 10th.
Flag Day Parade is set to take place June 7th with a caravan of cars
that will parade through the streets from the BB&T Center, Sunrise,
to Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, in Sunrise, Florida, where a
Bahamas Independence Picnic and Fun Day will take place beginning 11:00
Bahamas to represent at Caribbean Week in NYC
- Jun 4, 2018 - 2:52:50 PM
Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, will lead
his country’s delegation including Director General Joy Jibrilu and
other representatives to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO)
Caribbean Week event in New York City this week.
The CTO’s major
annual summit will take place June 2-8 at Wyndham New Yorker hotel in
Midtown. Tourism officials, industry professionals...
This Week’s Bahamas Travel Show Features Executives of Bahamasair and Balearia
- May 31, 2018 - 6:39:49 PM
Representatives from the Bahamas national flag carrier,
Bahamasair and Balearia, are the featured guests on this week’s “Bahamas
Travel Show”, which airs this Saturday, June 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. on
Alpha Media’s WFTL 850-AM station in West Palm Beach. The 30 minutes
talk show, which airs every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. is one of the newest
marketing tools at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA)
and is designed to increase hotel bookings to the destination and
simultaneously, promote the newest developments, events, culture and
people of The Bahamas. The show is created, produced and hosted by
executives of the BMOTA Earnestine Moxyz and Donna Mackey and broadcasts
to an affluent audience in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties...
West Travel Agents Experience The Bahamas via Bahamasair
- May 25, 2018 - 5:36:33 PM
The Bahamas Tourist Office, Houston, Texas, recently teamed up with
Bahamasair to provide agents from the West and South West areas, with an
experiential visit to The Islands Of The Bahamas via Bahamasair's new
HOUSTON/NASSAU direct service out of George Bush Intercontinental
The some 25 travel agents on the trip included agents
from top tour operator companies in the West and Southwest such as
Funjet Vacations, Virtuoso, AA Vacations, Apple Leisure Group, Pleasant
Holidays, Travel Impressions, Inteletravel, VAX and Classic Vacations.
Rosewood opens at Baha Mar
- May 24, 2018 - 3:00:47 PM
Baha Mar is complete now that Rosewood, a luxury offering in Western New Providence, has officially opened its doors on May 22.
‘the crown jewel’ of the multi-billion dollar resort complex on Cable
Beach, Rosewood joins prestigious hotel brands Grand Hyatt and SLS.
Rosewood, which boasts 185 rooms and suites along with a collection of
five four-bedroom beachfront villas, features exclusive services and its
own private pools...
Alpitour World Introduces New Flight to Grand Bahama Island
- May 21, 2018 - 9:46:11 AM
As the market for direct airlift from European countries has expanded
throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has steadily
become the destination of choice when it comes to attracting the Italian
With miles of white-sand beach and a tranquil
environment, Grand Bahama Island and its local stakeholders have been
well positioned to benefit from the summer charter service...
Bahamas Featured at Our Kids World
- May 20, 2018 - 6:21:15 PM
Children of all ages
along with their parents and families came from near and far to
participate in the 16th Annual Our Kids World Family Fun Fest held April
28 and 29, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach,
Florida. The Islands Of The Bahamas, including Bahamasair and Sandyport
Beach Resort, were prominently featured at the two-day show, which
attracted more than 20,000 families.
The premier South Florida
event, which is held twice per year, in April and August, was organized
by Alpha Media Network, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s
(BMOTA) newest partner and featured some of the popular characters from
Disney Films including Moana, Princess Ariel...
Bahamas to Launch New Radio Show With Alpha Media in West Palm Beach
- May 20, 2018 - 12:50:32 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) recently partnered
with Alpha Media, a multimedia broadcast company in Palm Beach, Florida
to create, produce and broadcast a customized digital radio show to its
large, affluent audience. The 30-minute radio talk show, Bahamas
Travel, is set to launch on WFTL 850 AM commencing on Saturday, May 26,
2018 at 10:00 a.m. through July 14, 2018...
5th Annual Freetown Fire Hearth Food & Heritage Festival
- May 18, 2018 - 9:45:04 AM
As one of the most historic settlements on Grand Bahama Island, the
residents and descendants of Freetown look forward to celebrating the
story of their freedom with the Freetown Fire Hearth Food & Heritage
Currently in its fifth year of existence, the Ole
Freetown Heritage Festival Committee, in conjunction with the Ministry
of Tourism & Aviation (MOTA), held a brief press conference to
officially announce the return of the annual event...
Couple Celebrates 41st Anniversary on Grand Bahama Island
- May 14, 2018 - 10:04:38 AM
The Islands Of The Bahamas have always been a prime destination for
romance and one of the best vacation spots when it comes to celebrating
For many, the sun, sand, and sea are
what attracts persons to our shores but for those who wish to have a
more personal experience, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation's
People-to-People Program is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the
islands while celebrating romantic occasions off the beaten path...