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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on Covid-19 - Mar. 31 - Mar 31, 2020 - 6:28:19 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. Please visit the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s website for the latest information on COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas. Current and future patients are to be isolated in quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on COVID-19 - Mar. 29th - Mar 29, 2020 - 11:30:41 AM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. Please visit the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s website for the latest information on COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas. Current and future patients are to be isolated in quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on COVID-19 - Mar. 24th - Mar 24, 2020 - 3:47:34 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.  At this time, there are four confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nassau, The Bahamas. Patients are isolated in quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on passing of Sol Kerzner - Mar 21, 2020 - 10:21:40 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is deeply saddened by the passing of Sol Kerzner. He brought an original perspective to developing his hospitality brands, and the launch of The Atlantis brought new attention and a revitalization to The Bahamas, which contributed greatly to the phenomenal growth we have seen as our tourism industry has matured...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on COVID-19 - Mar. 20 - Mar 20, 2020 - 4:46:50 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.  At this time, there are four confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nassau, The Bahamas. Patients are isolated in quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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BMOTA holds Coronavirus Seminar for vendors At Freeport Harbour - Mar 20, 2020 - 11:14:43 AM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) partnered with the Public Hospitals Authority this week to present a health seminar on novel coronavirus to taxi drivers and local vendors. The session, held at the Freeport Harbour on March 16, was coordinated to share accurate information regarding the virus and provide general safety precautions to take amid growing concerns.

“It is important to remember that coronavirus is not necessarily a death sentence,” Dr. Frank Bartlett, head of the Grand Bahama Coronavirus Task Force, said.
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Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation on COVID-19 - Mar 17, 2020 - 8:15:38 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with  all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute the Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.  At this time, there is one confirmed case of coronavirus in Nassau, The Bahamas. The patient is in isolated quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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Organizers promote upcoming 3rd Annual Bjorn Munroe Tennis Tournament - Mar 10, 2020 - 12:00:43 PM

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The Bjorn Munroe Tennis Tournament will return to Grand Bahama this summer for a third consecutive year, and organizers are expecting to triple the number of participating athletes. During a press conference on March 8, event organizers announced plans for the tournament and declared this year’s competition would be their best yet.

Slated for June 4-7 at the YMCA, the Bjorn Munroe Tennis Tournament is an all-ages meet with singles, doubles, and open divisions...
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The Bahamas at 'Go Diving' Show in Coventry, UK - Mar 10, 2020 - 10:37:44 AM

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Iain Rodgers, Sr. Marketing Manager, BTO UK, represented The Bahamas at the ‘Go Diving 2020’ trade and consumer event in Coventry, UK.  Also representing the magnificent dive facilities of the islands was Muriel Rolle-Gaitor of Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas.

Go Diving, the second annual show, was spread across three days, the Friday for trade-only and the weekend for consumers, attracting nearly 7,000 visitors, a 25% increase over the inaugural show in 2019...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Welcomes United Airlines Inaugural Flight to Nassau in Grand Style - Mar 10, 2020 - 10:35:36 AM

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“We are very excited for travelers to experience the islands’ adventurous activities that cannot be found in the mountains of Colorado; the beautiful sun, sand and sea of The Bahamas are now just a short airplane ride away,” said Director General Joy Jibrilu, as she welcomed the 100 plus passengers arriving Nassau on the inaugural United Airlines flight  from Denver.

During a special welcome reception at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), passengers on United's inaugural flight from Denver were greeted by the rhythmic sounds of Junkanoo. For the first time ever...
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Plans underway for 22nd annual Coconut Festival in Pelican Point - Mar 9, 2020 - 3:00:22 PM

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The Coconut Festival Committee and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) have announced that, despite challenges posed by Hurricane Dorian, the 22nd Annual Coconut Festival will move ahead as planned next month in the Pelican Point Community.

“I am here to report that the residents of Pelican Point are resilient, resolved and determined. Hurricane Dorian may have slowed us down, but it will not stop us,” Cathy Laing, Coconut Festival committee chairman, said during a press conference at the festival grounds on March 6...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on COVID-19 - Mar 6, 2020 - 4:15:10 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with  all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute The Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.  At this time, there are no reported cases of the coronavirus in The Bahamas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not currently recommend any restriction of travel or trade, and The Bahamas continues to welcome visitors to the destination. The Bahamas is conducting COVID-19 testing...
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Ministry of Tourism & Aviation explores new route development opportunities at Routes Americas 2020 - Mar 2, 2020 - 10:00:09 AM

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The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, along with industry partners, attended the Routes Americas 2020 conference recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Attending from the Ministry of Tourism were Tyrone Sawyer, Senior Director – Airlift Development and Faye Cash, General Manager – Airlift Development.

The Bahamas team engaged in several twenty-five (25) minute meetings per day with airline partners, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. over a three-day period, to review the performance of existing Bahamas routes, to re-align tactics as necessary...
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Bahamas on persons travelling from China - Feb 28, 2020 - 4:15:50 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with the all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute The Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.  At this time, there are no reported cases of the coronavirus in The Bahamas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not currently recommend any restriction of travel or trade...
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The Islands of the Bahamas recognize chef José Andrés for his monumental support to the country in the wake of Hurricane Dorian - Feb 26, 2020 - 2:45:58 PM

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The Islands Of The Bahamas used the international stage of the recent Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), to say thank you to Chef José Andrés.  The legendary Chef and his team were responsible for providing some 3.2 million meals to victims of Hurricane Dorian, which struck the island nation in September of 2019 and caused massive destruction and devastation to Great Abaco, and Grand Bahama...
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Senior Bahamas Tourism Executive receives Recognition Award from Premier Faith-based Trade Association - Feb 18, 2020 - 3:05:40 PM

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Linville Johnson, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s Director of Multi-Cultural and Religious Markets, was recently recognized by the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) at their Annual EMERGE Conference, for his dedication to promoting “faith-based meetings of excellence.”

RCMA, which is a  multifaith, international association that is exclusively for religious meeting planners, boasts a membership of hundreds of professionals...
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Good news from the Bahamas - Feb 17, 2020 - 2:37:02 PM

The Islands Of The Bahamas celebrated the new year in a big way, by reporting record-breaking visitor numbers in 2019. In other new news, The Bahamas recently partnered with Airbnb to invite travelers to experience The Bahamas’ way of life with The Bahamas Sabbatical and Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos continue to move forward in their recovery efforts following Hurricane Dorian...
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Bahamas Charter show seeks to donate to Ranfurly Home for Children - Feb 17, 2020 - 11:06:31 AM

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All proceeds from the upcoming Bahamas Charter Show, slated for February 27 – March 1, will go to the construction of a transitional home on the grounds of the Ranfurly Homes for Children. 

The new home will be a part of Ranfurly’s Step program, designed to give young adults 18 and over a stepping-stone for the next phase of their lives.

The Bahamas Charter Show, which is being organized by Worldwide Boat, an international charter company, is hoping to raise $110,000 towards the effort...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Caribbean Journal host first ever Bahamas Travel Awards - Feb 14, 2020 - 11:30:37 AM

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The Caribbean Journal, in partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, recently hosted the inaugural Bahamas Travel Awards Ceremony, to celebrate and bestow recognition on the people and establishments throughout The Bahamas whose outstanding service and products have contributed to the reputation of The Islands Of The Bahamas as a leading tourism destination. 

The Bahamas Travel Awards, held at Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas...
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American Airlines resumes Grand Bahama Service - Feb 14, 2020 - 11:25:23 AM

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American Airlines has relaunched its flight service to Grand Bahama, providing daily flights between Freeport and Miami, Florida. The airline officially resumed travel to the island on Thursday, February 13 with the arrival of an E175 jet to Grand Bahama International Airport at the Fixed Based Operator (FBO). The capacity flight brought in 76 passengers.

American Airlines flight 4427 will depart Miami daily at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in Freeport at 11:38 a.m. On its return to the U.S., flight 4427 will depart Freeport at 12:15 p.m. for a 1 p.m. arrival in Miami...
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