The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM


Bahama Out Islands Private Pilots offer, USA Private Pilots get $300 Instant Credit
By Jeannie Gibson
Nov 12, 2010 - 4:44:11 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Fort Lauderdale, Fl The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation and the Bahama Out Island Promotion Board, recently announced a ground breaking promotion, “Private Pilot $300.00 Instant Credit Savings” for travel and stay at various Out Island resorts and hotels throughout the Islands of The Bahamas.

The private pilot promotion targeting general aviation pilots, is a variation of the hugely successful, Companion Fly Free marketing initiative that was launched by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism in the fall of 2009. The latest promotion offers USA private pilots up to $300 in instant savings when they fly to one of the Out Islands of The Bahamas and stay at a participating hotel for 4 nights.

The offer is good for travel through June 30th, 2011, but has a book by date of February 9th, 2011. A full listing of participating Islands, hotels, offer details, terms and conditions can be found online at www.MyOutIslands.com.

Making the recent announcement, Greg Rolle, Chief Aviation specialist for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said that, “Over the last few years, The Islands Of The Bahamas have welcomed thousands of private pilots to the tune of millions of dollars in revenue and with this in mind the Instant Savings Promotion is a way of giving back to the private pilots.”

Also commenting on the promotion, Sr. Director, Marketing for The Bahama Out Island Promotion Board, Mrs. Valery Brown-Alce noted that, “it is hoped that this promotion will encourage private pilots to fly to Bahama Out Islands even beyond the more familiar ones such as Exuma, Abaco, and Eleuthera and see more of our Islands.”

The Sr. Director further commented that, among the wide array of resorts offered in the Bahama Out Islands is the Riding Rock Hotel in historically influential San Salvador as well as geographically unique places like Staniel Cay, Exuma where guests can stay at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club - “The objective is to fly and stay at all of these special places and enjoy different experiences.”

Mrs. Alce added that “recent initiatives by the Aviation Department of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism have made it easier to fly there and now the new promotion is making it more affordable.”

The Islands Of The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 Islands and Cays. Nassau (New Providence) is the capital and Grand Bahama Island, one of the largest, is the second most popular city. The promotion is specifically geared towards the Out Islands of The Bahamas, therefore private pilot flights to Nassau and Grand Bahama are not valid for participation.

Private pilots interested in taking advantage of the Instant Credit Savings offer are invited to visit www.MyOutIslands.com for offer details and then to book directly with their hotel of choice. The participating hotels are already fully prepared to take bookings as well as provide the $300.00 Instant Credit for pilots, their families and friends.

In 2009, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism stepped up its marketing efforts against private pilots and as a result has experienced exponential growth in the area. The most recent private pilot activities to The Bahamas of note, include the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association’s group of some 42 aircraft to Abaco, Bahamas and a group of some 50 general aviators who swarmed various Islands of The Bahamas taking part in a Governor General’s International Air Rally, Caribbean Air Challenge.

“The $300.00 Instant Savings Promotion will serve as a stimulus to continue the momentum of air travel by private pilots to The Islands Of The Bahamas,” Mr. Rolle said, “We are happy to be able to provide this offer.”

About The Islands of The Bahamas:

Life in The Islands Of The Bahamas is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful, from the carefree Out Islands to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. With world-class diving and fishing, gorgeous turquoise water and miles of picture perfect beaches the 700 islands of the Bahamas offer visitors the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call: 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. To purchase one-of-a-kind items and mementos from the Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.

 


Bookmark and Share


© Copyright 2010 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Ministry of Tourism Updates
Latest Headlines
Bahamas a Hit at 2015 Oshkosh EAA AirVenture Show
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival undoubtedly a success says Commission
Bahamas Represented at ICAST
Bahamas Culture Dazzles at S. Florida Reception
Miami / Bahamas Festival of Coconut Grove Festival Delights Miami
Bahamas featured at 19th annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
Harbour Island Wins Best Island In the Caribbean Award
Bahamas takes Cuba
Cuban Children Learn Bahamian Culture
Bahamas Seeks Promotional Partnership With Cuba
Tourism Kicks Off Junkanoo Summer Festival Before Thousands
Bahamas Signs Cultural Agreement with Cuba
Month of July features Grand Bahama Summer Festival Experiences in Freeport, Eight Mile Rock, and West End
Tourism Welcomes Junkanoo Summer Festival's Junkanoo Nymph
Rahming Brothers get special reunion
Choregraphers Give Preview For Junkanoo Summer Festival
MOT to sponsor Hack.IT Bahamas STEM Camp
Bahamian delegation of over 300 to travel to Cuba
Venue Changed For Junkanoo Summer Festival And Goombay
Bahamas Minister of Tourism Joins The UNWTO
Bahamas National Culinary Team Praised for Golden Performance at Taste of the Caribbean
Ministry of Tourism Presents Junkanoo Summer Festival and Goombay
“Magic” Dancers In The Bahamas for Tryouts
Bahamas Director of Tourism for Asia speaks at China Offshore Summit
German alpine cabin shipped to Grand Bahama Island for Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n Tour
ESPN to Upgrade Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
And the Emmy goes to... Bahamian Chris Pinder!
Bahamas Minister of Tourism Participates in Diaspora Panel During Caribbean Week in New York City
Bahamas Wins Big At FILMAT Festival
Plans for 2015 South Florida Bahamas Independence Celebrations
Bahamas Hosts NACTA Reception to Share 2015 Tourism Achievements and News
Sunwing Airlines Connects Houston Texas to Freeport Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Welcomes Sunwing from Houston
Bahamas Office Ventures to Oil Sands – Canada’s Most Lucrative Market
Bahamas hosts NACTA reception to share 2015 tourism achievements and news
Bahamas Tourism Helps Commemorate Battle Of Nassau
Bahamas Gets Top Marks For Diving
North Eleuthera and Abaco Get New Air Service
Tourism People-to-People Volunteer Drive set for May 28 in Grand Bahama
The Island House Brings New Offering to New Providence