Good News From The Bahamas
By Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism
Jul 31, 2019 - 4:00:36 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL, – With exciting new openings and events, the month
of June set The Islands Of The Bahamas up for an exciting summer. From
the announcement of NBC’s The Voice coming to Baha Mar for a new summer
concert series to the opening of the world’s first land-based coral
farm, these new activities are sure to draw in tourists. Andros’ Small
Hope Bay Lodge, Harbour Island’s Valentines Resort & Marina and the
Nassau Airport Development Company all placed in the top two of their
respective categories in CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange
Forum Awards. With all of the excitement leading up to the summer, it’s
not surprising to see that the monthly ForwardKeys Survey shows the
islands are still perceived as a leading Caribbean destination.
International Arrivals Continue to Climb – The June ForwardKeys survey,
which tracks inbound visitor data, revealed that international arrivals
to The Bahamas increased by an impressive 7.1% in May with positive
performances from the United States and Canada. Due to the summer
holidays, forward bookings for the next three months are running 8.4%
ahead with June, ahead by 12.3%, showing the most favorable outlook.
Coral Reef Restoration Farm Opens – The world’s first land-based coral
farm, Coral Vita, is now open in Freeport. The farm will serve as an
education center teaching tourists and locals about the need to restore
dying reefs. Coral Vita uses micro-fragmenting technology to grow coral
and transplant it into degraded sites.
NBC’s The Voice is Coming to Baha Mar - Past winners and favorites of
the hit NBC singing competition, The Voice, are coming to Baha Mar July 4
– August 3 for a new extension of the show: The Voice Summer Series.
Tickets to concerts, with performances by Jordan Smith, Blaze Johnson,
Mary Sarah and Chris Blue, are complimentary for hotel guests.
Long Island Press Trip – Five top-tier media from leading travel and
lifestyle publications, including Men’s Journal, Lonely Planet,
Popsugar, Travel Channel and National Geographic Traveler traveled to
Long Island to unplug and immerse themselves in Bahamian culture.
Resulting coverage will highlight their stay at Cape Santa Maria Beach
Resort & Villas, snorkeling Dean’s Blue Hole and their
CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum Awards – The
Islands Of The Bahamas took top honors at Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association’s annual CHIEF awards. Small Hope Bay Lodge in Andros placed
first in the Environmental Sustainability category for its solar power
initiatives. Valentines Resort & Marina on Harbour Island place
first in the Sales and Marketing award category through its social media
and email marketing efforts. Nassau Airport Development Company placed
second in the Business Operations category for its new operation
procedures to improve passenger experience.
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