– 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
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
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
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.