Bahamas Wins 2021 Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards
- Nov 18, 2021 - 3:43:01 PM
After 53,000 votes were cast by experts on Caribbean travel, namely,
Caribbean Journal readers, and deliberations were made, the beautiful
Islands of The Bahamas secured 2 wins out of 20 nominations for this
year’s Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Bahamas won Best
Caribbean Golf Destination and Best Caribbean Meetings Destination. The
Bahamas also takes great pride in the fact that Atlantis Paradise Island...
The Bahamas announces its participation at WTM London 2021
- Nov 1, 2021 - 3:13:42 PM
The Islands of The Bahamas will be returning this year to World Travel
Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, which
will be held at ExCeL London, UK, from 1 – 3 November 2021.
Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation (BMOTIA), Joy Jibrilu, will lead the Bahamas delegation.
Bahamas partners and stakeholders will also attend and will be joining
the Tourism representatives on stand no. CA 240...
The Bahamas is in a good position to benefit from investment and the multicultural segment
- Oct 12, 2021 - 12:10:32 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation recently
participated in the 25th Annual International African American Hotel
Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show (NABHOOD).
National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers’
(NABHOOD) mission is to create wealth within diverse communities by
increasing the number of minorities developing, managing, operating, and
owning hotels, while expanding vendor opportunities and executive level
Business Professional Latia Duncombe appointed New Tourism Deputy Director General
- Oct 6, 2021 - 2:42:28 PM
The Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation today announced the
appointment of business professional Ms. Latia Duncombe to the post of
Deputy Director General of Tourism. Ms. Duncombe fills the senior post
that was left vacant following the recent retirement of tourism veteran
Mr. Ellison “Tommy Thompson.
Welcoming the new Deputy Director
General to the Ministry, Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu stated,
“The appointment of Ms. Duncombe as Deputy Director General of Tourism
is a great asset to the Ministry’s senior executive team. Ms. Duncombe...
Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism, Investments & Aviation celebrates World Tourism Day
- Sep 27, 2021 - 9:05:05 AM
Marking the 41st annual World Tourism Day, The Islands of The Bahamas
joins the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Caribbean
Tourism Organization in recognizing the tremendous social and economic
impact tourism has on countless individuals around the world. After a
year and a half of facing an unprecedented global pandemic, the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation remains steadfast in its
efforts to provide opportunities and resources to Bahamians across
every island and cay to reap the benefits of tourism and is committed to
achieving a bright future for The Bahamas and the Caribbean region...
Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson inducted as Bahamas Flying Ambassadors
- Sep 1, 2021 - 9:00:30 AM
Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson of Delray Beach, Florida have
officially been inducted as Flying Ambassadors for The Islands of The
The historic induction ceremony, complete with an
airplane water salute, issuance of certificates, credentials and Bahamas
branded gift items, was conducted on August 25, 2021 by executives of
the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA)...
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation - September 2021 New Developments
- Aug 30, 2021 - 9:20:31 AM
Escape to the turquoise waters of The Bahamas to explore ultimate
island seclusion and marvel at the natural wonders beneath the surface.
With new adventure-seeking excursions, renovated amenities and hot
deals, travellers looking to book their next vacation are in for an
unforgettable experience. NEWS
Announces New Glass Bottom Boating Experience to Shark Junction...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on updated CDC Travel Advisory
- Aug 24, 2021 - 8:22:27 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has taken note of the
updated travel advisory issued from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) increasing its travel recommendation for The Bahamas
from a Level 3 to a Level 4 destination.
The Bahamas is among a
large number of countries, including several Caribbean destinations...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Presents Its 2nd Virtual Junkanoo Summer Festival 2021
- Aug 10, 2021 - 2:51:12 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is gearing up to host its
2nd Virtual Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) scheduled for three (3)
consecutive Saturdays, August 14, 21 and 28, 2021. The virtual festival
will air on TourismTodayBahamas Facebook page and will feature all
things Bahamian, sharing generational knowledge on customs and
traditions, Bahamian delicacies and enlightening viewers on the art and
history of Junkanoo...
Bahamas Builds on General Aviation Opportunities at 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show
- Aug 4, 2021 - 12:47:17 PM
“Officials from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA)
are actively pursuing new business opportunities for the destination
while at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture
Oshkosh Show in Wisconsin,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, Deputy
Director General, BMOTA.
“In addition to the high level of interest shown by persons wanting to visit The Bahamas at our booth...
BahamaHost’s Got Heart: Virtual Graduation of 760 Participants Nationwide
- Jul 27, 2021 - 7:24:03 PM
On July 29, the Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation will host a grand virtual ceremony to mark the graduation of a
total of 760 tourism professionals from BahamaHost, its signature
industry training program. Held under the theme, "The People's
BahamaHost: Heart, Community, Empowerment," the ceremony will be aired
via Zoom and Facebook at 7 p.m...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation returns to 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show
- Jul 27, 2021 - 12:46:45 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) team returns to
the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh
Show, July 25-August 1, in Wisconsin. Last year, the show was cancelled
due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Deemed the “World’s
Greatest Aviation Celebration,” and the largest aviation show in the
world, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, prior to Covid-19, attracted in excess of
600,000 aviation enthusiasts, 10,000 aircraft and almost 1,000 media
professionals from around the world...
Religious Tourism rebounds in Grand Bahama
- Jul 15, 2021 - 11:05:40 AM
Religious Tourism is making a rebound on Grand Bahama, with the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation partnering with New Horizon Worship
Center for their third anniversary conference, scheduled for July 14-16,
2021, at New Horizon Worship Center at 7 p.m. nightly under the theme,
“This Is That.”
Steven Johnson, Director at the Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism, noted, “The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is optimistic about
Religious Tourism in Grand Bahama, and we believe that this will be
another growth sector for the Island...
Crystal Cruises introduces Bahamas Resident Special
- Jul 14, 2021 - 12:05:45 PM
The world-renowned Crystal Cruises has successfully completed its
inaugural homeporting voyage in The Bahamas. The luxurious all-inclusive
floating hotel sailed through sapphire waters to Great Exuma, San
Salvador and Long Island, giving tourists and residents a unique
all-Bahamian experience. Now, starting this July, the cruise is
implementing a Bahamas Resident Special for its Luxury Bahamas Escapes
The 7-night Luxury Bahamas Escapes with exclusive
resident fares starts at $1,314 per guest for Ocean-view, $1,814 for
Verandah and $3,314 for Penthouse...
Stakeholders work to enhance Agri-Tourism
- Jul 7, 2021 - 9:05:32 AM
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Development and the Tourism
Development Corporation (TDC) and will this week host bilateral talks
with the Inter-American for Corporation in Agriculture (IICA) to develop
exciting programmes to enhance Agri-tourism in The Bahamas...
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on the Passing of Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas (CMB)
- Jul 6, 2021 - 2:32:48 PM
It is with great regret that the Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation announces the untimely passing of Michael Allen, the director
general of the Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas (CAAB), on Friday July 2"0, 2021.
has been an honour to work with Mr. Allen since his appointment in
September 2020,"said Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio
The Bahamas Celebrates Debut of Crystal Cruises’ Homeport in Nassau
- Jul 4, 2021 - 2:07:26 PM
Live musical performances and celebration were held at Pompey Square in
Nassau as Crystal Cruises welcomed guests onboard the cruise line’s
flagship Crystal Serenity for the inaugural Luxury Bahamas Escapes
cruise. The Bahamas now serves as the official homeport for the boutique
ship, which offers 7-night voyages exclusively within The Bahamas.
officials and local business leaders were honoured to mark the
beginning of this exciting new journey that grants passengers the
vacation of a lifetime island hopping through the beautiful archipelago
of The Bahamas..
Bahamas celebrates Crystal Serenity Homeporting
- Jun 30, 2021 - 10:38:31 AM
Crystal Cruises, in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation, will host a homeporting inaugural ceremony in the capital
city, Nassau, to celebrate the first sailing of the Crystal Serenity on
Saturday, July 3, 2021.
This momentous event follows Crystal
Cruises’ earlier announcement that several cruises in its fleet will
sail throughout The Islands of The Bahamas this summer with a series of
16 seven-night, round-trip cruises from Nassau...
Bahamas welcomes Frontier Airlines Inaugural Flight to Nassau
- Jun 25, 2021 - 9:25:08 AM
The Bahamas welcomed Frontier Airlines’ inaugural flight today with
great excitement as it landed at the Lynden Pindling International
Airport at 4:06 pm. Frontier is the first ultra-low cost carrier to
enter the Caribbean market with multiple travel days per week. As
travel continues a steady return, The Bahamas is eager to welcome back
visitors with more flight options and deals this summer.
will operate direct flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to
Nassau (NAS) four times a week, starting July 2021...