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The Islands of The Bahamas Lands Top Spots at The World Travel Awards - Jan 21, 2020 - 10:38:27 PM

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The World Travel Awards, held at Sandals Royal Bahamian, is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and celebrates brands and destinations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence and often referred to as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry.

The Islands of The Bahamas was named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards. “For The Bahamas to be awarded this particular accolade, especially on the tail of Hurricane Dorian...
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Grand Bahama island off to a great start in the New Year with accolades, special offers and renovated product - Jan 21, 2020 - 9:39:04 AM

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The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) is optimistic about the island’s prospects in the New Year, as the recovery continues apace, and confidence in their tourism product expands.

Carnival Cruise Lines bestowed on UNEXSO the prestigious "Caribbean's Leading Tour Operator" award, which recognizes the company that receives the highest ratings from both their passengers and onboard shore excursion staff for shore excursions conducted the previous season...
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Lucayan National Park reopens; BNT says restoration still underway - Jan 20, 2020 - 12:00:54 PM

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Lucayan National Park, a major tourist attraction on Grand Bahama, has officially reopened after a temporary closure caused by hurricane damage. Managed and protected by The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Lucayan National Park is an eco-lover’s haven, containing one of the longest charted underwater cave systems in the world, as well as every vegetative zone found in The Bahamas all in one park...
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Tommy Gainey earns four-shot win at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 16, 2020 - 9:53:05 AM

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Holding a slim lead for most of the day, Tommy Gainey birdied his last three holes en route to his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. At 11-under, Gainey topped John Oda and Dylan Wu by four shots.

“I definitely didn’t expect it this week,” said Gainey, a former PGA TOUR champion at the 2012 RSM Classic. “As you know, the last time I played here (in 2017) I shot 87-84. But it’s a new year, new tournament...
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FCCA Poster Competition 2019: 3rd Place Winner - Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00:17 AM

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Marissa Capron of St. Anne's High School received the third place prize of $1,000 in the senior division of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association's (FFCA) 2019 Children's Poster Contest. As part of her prize, her school also received $1,000. The annual competition again invited students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit entries.  Last year's’ theme “Solutions For Ocean Pollution” sought to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. (L to R) Monique V. Hepburn, Director of Cruise and Maritime in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation...
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Dylan Wu claims 36-hole lead at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 14, 2020 - 8:35:45 AM

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After a 5-under 67 on Sunday led to a T2 position entering the second round, Dylan Wu carded a front-nine 31 and an eventual 66 on Monday to open up a seven-stroke lead on the field. At 11-under, Wu leads George Cunningham and John Oda at 4-under and three players at 3-under. Play was suspended due to darkness at 5:48 p.m. with five groups remaining on the course at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay...
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The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 13, 2020 - 6:11:45 PM

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Sandals Emerald Bay GC | Great Exuma, Bahamas | January 12-15, 2020

Quick Facts

Golf Course: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Par 72 / 7,001 yards)
Course Designer: Greg Norman
Purse: $600,000 (Winner: $108,000 / 500 points)...
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New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top 52 places to go in 2020 - Jan 9, 2020 - 6:05:34 PM

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The New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top "52 places to go in 2020." The article listed The Bahamas at number 22 among the other countries. Reassuring readers, despite the devastation of Hurricane Dorian to two Islands in the archipelago, 15 islands are open for business and are ready to receive visitors...
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The Bahamas lands seven nominations in USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards - Jan 8, 2020 - 11:27:25 AM

The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to maintain their spot as one of the hottest Caribbean destinations as they go head to head with other Caribbean nominees for top spots in the 2020 USA Today Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards.

With sunny skies, incredible cuisine and enviously blue waters, the destination has landed seven nominations in seven different categories, namely Best Caribbean Beach, Best Caribbean Resort...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Disney Cruise Line partner to spread holiday cheer at Albury Sayle Primary School in Nassau - Dec 19, 2019 - 2:53:41 PM

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In support of the company’s ongoing efforts to provide joy during the holiday season, Disney Cruise Line and Captain Mickey brought the magic of storytelling to more than 200 students at Albury Sayle Primary School in Nassau, including children who were displaced due to Hurricane Dorian’s impact.

“There’s nothing like bringing a smile to a child’s face and spreading good cheer, especially during this special time of year,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line...
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Santa's Wonderland thrills Grand Bahama Residents - Dec 18, 2019 - 3:26:56 PM

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The highly-anticipated Christmas In The Bahamas: Santa’s Wonderland event kicked off on December 16 at the YMCA, bringing some Christmas magic to local children and adults alike. Hosted by Bass Pro Shops in partnership with Convoy of Hope, the official opening of the four-day Christmas-themed event attracted hundreds for an evening jam-packed with thrills and surprises.

Santa’s Wonderland lived up to its name, transforming parts of the YMCA playing field into a Christmas village complete with real snow and the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus...
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Bahamas Tourism Director General named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year
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Expert stewardship and deft handling of the post Dorian climate in The Bahamas were just a few of the attributes that landed the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu, the prestigious title of Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year, according to the Caribbean Travel Awards.

Director General of Tourism of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Mrs. Joy Jibrilu responded to the announcement of the award:“I’m still processing the gravity of such a prestigious award. It is indeed both humbling, personally gratifying and a great way to end...
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Airlift to major Bahamas destinations increases to accommodate visitor demand - Dec 16, 2019 - 4:40:11 PM

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As The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to push its “15 Islands Open for Business” message in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the country continues to see an increase in airlift to three of its major destinations making it increasingly easy for visitors to travel from cities across the U.S. and Canada to enjoy a Bahamas vacation.

The Islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, in the North West Bahamas, were both devastated by the recent catastrophic Hurricane Dorian (September 2019), however, Grand Bahama Island is recovering speedily and therefore...
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Bahamas Tourism Hosts Holiday Party to Thank S Florida Partners and Celebrate - Dec 16, 2019 - 12:23:14 PM

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The Bahamas Tourist Office Sales and Marketing team recently organized a holiday event that was hosted in a lounge at the Brightline Station, Miami, to say thank you as well as celebrate with their South Florida travel industry, corporate and media partners.

The well attended event provided an opportunity for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to convey thanks to its Florida partners and friends for the generous outpouring of love for the country in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian.
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United Airlines adds new service from Denver To The Bahamas In 2020 - Dec 16, 2019 - 9:50:45 AM


For the first time ever, travelers from the Denver area can take advantage of non-stop flights to Nassau, The Bahamas, just in time for spring 2020 travel. Beginning March 7, 2020, United Airlines will launch a Saturday-only nonstop service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau...
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Caribbean Journal launches Bahamas Travel Awards in partnership with Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - Dec 10, 2019 - 4:40:14 PM

From its incredible people to its remarkable natural beauty, there’s a reason why The Bahamas continues to be one of the world’s trending getaways according Caribbean Journal. This being just one of many reasons Caribbean Journal has partnered with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to launch its Bahamas Travel Awards...
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Top executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism meet with its emerging leaders to prepare for the future of the tourism industry - Dec 10, 2019 - 3:32:25 PM

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At a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Global Sales and Marketing meeting, the top executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism   met with the emerging leaders of their  tourism team to discuss  and prepare them for the future of the tourism industry. The Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, and the Deputy Director General, Mr. Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, joined Executive Director of Global Sales, Mrs. Bridgette King, for the three-day gathering that brought together the first cadre of talented young professionals that will help propel the Ministry of Tourism into the future...
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Back to the Bahamas in Honor of CHICOS 10th Anniversary Momentum begins for CHICOS 2020 at Baha Mar - Dec 10, 2019 - 2:00:58 PM

Parris Jordan, an HVS Managing Director and the Chairman of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS), enthusiastically announces that the 10th anniversary edition of CHICOS, scheduled for November 12–13, 2020, will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt in the highly praised Baha Mar resort complex in Nassau, Bahamas...
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Bahamas Travel Show - Dec 9, 2019 - 12:40:03 PM

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As part of its ‘Bahamas Is Open For Business’ marketing campaign, the Bahamas Tourist Office in Plantation, Florida in conjunction with its partnership with Hubbard Radio Alpha Media Network, in West Palm Beach, will conduct three special editions of The Bahamas Travel Show.

The Show was designed to further heighten The Bahamas’ diverse and impressive brand, increase market visibility, engage loyal listeners, increase visitor interest and bookings to its destination and simultaneously...
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Hero World Challenge donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund - Dec 9, 2019 - 10:40:45 AM

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Hero World Challenge Donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund.From left Tiger Woods, Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp and Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation.Creators of the ONE Bahamas Fund - Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, NEXUS Luxury Collection, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and members from the ALBANY community - have pledged $6 million toward Hurricane Dorian relief and rebuilding efforts to be matched by those who share their passion to help those impacted by the devastating hurricane...
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