2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Lights Up The Skies
- May 25, 2017 - 12:33:05 PM
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, hundreds of attendees flocked to Taino
Beach to witness what promised to be the most awe-inspiring aeronautical
showcase at the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show.
successful Young Eagle’s career fair the day before, the Grand Bahama
Air Show, coupled with the inaugural Kite Festival, offered locals and
visitors alike the opportunity to participate in a full evening of
Among those in attendance was aviation enthusiast, Dave Shallbetter, of Sun ‘n Fun Radio...
2nd Annual Grand Bahama Airshow Underway!
- May 19, 2017 - 6:54:58 PM
AIRPLANES, AIR BOSSES AND AEROBATICS ARE READY FOR THE SKIES
After months of planning, marketing and promoting the unique
aerobatics and cultural showcase scheduled to take place this coming
weekend, the Ministry of Tourism has cleared the runway and is ready to
take off with the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, May 19th – 20th,
2017, at Taino Beach, Freeport Grand Bahama Island.
press conference held at the event’s host hotel, Pelican Bay, on
Thursday, May 18th, 2017, Nuvolari Chootosingh, Manager for Sports
Bahamas to Take on Caribbean in Taste of the Caribbean
- May 19, 2017 - 5:19:06 PM
A cadre of culinary chefs from around The Bahamas have once again come
together to challenge the Caribbean in a four-day showdown at Taste of
the Caribbean in Miami, Florida from June 2-6.
The event, which
is now in its 24th year, unites top chefs in the region to learn and
demonstrate their skills in an all-out cultural showdown.
Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association (BHTA) searches for the best chefs
from different organizations to compete in the region’s top premier
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism proudly sponsors the event among others...
Inaugural Bahamas Power Boat Races Held in Bimini
- May 15, 2017 - 2:00:32 PM
The spotlight was on Bimini April 28 – 29 for the first annual Offshore
Powerboat Competition. It was a beautiful weekend that saw 16 fast
powerboats gracefully glide across the deep blue Bimini seas.
thrilling event which brought thousands of participants, families and
fans to Bimini was a partnership between Resorts World Bimini, The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and The Bahamas Ocean Sports
Authority (BOSA). In conjunction with the Offshore Powerboat Association
(OPA). The competition is also scheduled to appear on NBC Sports
Network TV on the East Coast, the Midwest and on the West Coast...
Grand Bahama Air Show & Inaugural Kite Festival This Weekend
- May 14, 2017 - 1:21:07 PM
The Island of Grand Bahama is gearing up for a spectacular weekend of
aerobatics, culture and family fun as the Ministry of Tourism gets set
to host the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, May 19th – 20th, at Taino
The Air Show, which was introduced in 2016 during the kickoff weekend to
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, took the island by storm as thousands of
festival goers saw first-hand the high-impact aerobatic showcase.
According to Manager for Sports Tourism, Nuvolari Chootosingh, in
addition to the three- hour air show, this year’s event will feature the
return of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagle’s
Career Fair and Expo...
New Components Added To The Second Annual Grand Bahama Air Show
- May 3, 2017 - 10:12:43 AM
The Second Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, taking place May 19 and 20,
2017 at Taino Beach, promises to be bigger and better than its premier
show and is already attracting scores of visitors to the island as well
as members of the international press.
The two days event,
which kicks off with an Aviation seminar for students on May 19 and ends
with a three hour air show on May 20, is being organized by the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with Sun n Fun, the second largest
aviation show in the USA and veteran air boss, John Wayne of John Wayne
Air Cavalry, LLC.
Tourism Ministry working diligently to protect Bahamas' reputation
- May 1, 2017 - 11:19:07 AM
Director General in the Ministry of Tourism Joy Jibrilu assures that all
is being done to protect the reputation of The Bahamas in the wake of
the failed Fyre Festival. The MOT has been actively engaged with
international media partners to ensure that the integrity of The Bahamas
“The organizers of the Fyre Festival, which was a
private event, have readily admitted that they were in over their
heads, and they have taken full responsibility for all that has
transpired, and have issued a statement to this effect. It is also
pertinent to note that the international media have recognized that all
and any shortcomings came from the promoters, and The Bahamas has been
insulated from any direct negative repercussions...
Bahamas Tourism Statement on Fyre Festival
- Apr 28, 2017 - 4:57:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism on Fyre Festival:
are extremely disappointed in the way the events unfolded yesterday
with the Fyre Festival. We offer a heartfelt apology to all who
traveled to our country for this event.
Tourism is our number
one industry and it is our aim to deliver world-class experiences and
events. Hundreds of visitors to Exuma were met with total
disorganization and chaos...
5th Annual West End Junior Sailing Regatta
- Apr 27, 2017 - 9:37:33 AM
On Saturday, April 29th, the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with
the West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association and the Grand Bahama Sailing
Club, will host the 5th Annual West End Junior Sailing Regatta in
picturesque West End.
More than 40 young certified skippers, boys
and girls from the islands of Grand Bahama, Abaco and New Providence,
will be participating in this year’s event.
According to Elaine
Smith, Coordinator for Product Development at the Ministry of Tourism,
“The Ministry of Tourism is very pleased to announce that this year’s
competition will include participants from New Providence, in addition
to those returning for the second year from Abaco”...
Baha Mar Ushers in New Era of Tourism and Airlift for The Bahamas
- Apr 25, 2017 - 1:32:46 PM
The opening of the multi-billion dollar Baha Mar resort will usher in a
new era of tourism in The Bahamas and expand airlift to the island
Ministry of Tourism Senior Director of Airlift
Development Tyrone Sawyer said his team has spent the last three to four
years courting new airlift to The Bahamas in anticipation for the
opening of the mega resort, which opened last Friday...
19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival
- Apr 19, 2017 - 10:38:33 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Monday, April 17th, the 19th Annual
Pelican Point Coconut Festival kicked off at the Pelican Point festival
grounds in McLean's Town with over 3,000 attendees on site.
native festival, which began at 11:00 am, was filled with excitement,
and featured several coconut-themed activities for those who wanted to
fully embrace the theme of the event.
Approximately 70 miles east of the city of Freeport, Pelican Point is known for its lush coconut trees and beautiful beaches...
Marketing Team Records Bahamas Updates at CBS Los Angeles Studio
- Apr 18, 2017 - 11:35:00 AM
A marketing team from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently used the
opportunity in Los Angeles to visit the CBS studio there to record all
that is exciting and new in The Bahamas, to be shared with consumers in
that market. The recorded interviews were with special emphasis on new
resorts in The Bahamas, as well as cultural and heritage festivals and
signature sporting events in The Islands.
The interviews are being used as commercials and are airing on AMP Radio 97 in Los Angeles, CA, through June of this year...
Bahamas Tourism Office Launches Ambitious Road Show
- Apr 18, 2017 - 11:09:26 AM
The Bahamas Tourism Offices (BTO) launched the first in a series of
ambitious sales missions across Florida designed to reengage the
traveling public ahead of the summer and winter seasons.
mission, aptly renamed the ‘Bahamas Product Celebration’, kicked off in
Miami at the W South Beach on Wednesday night. The celebration
culminated with a down home ‘party in the backyard’...
Ministry of Tourism to Host Easter Gospel Fest At Clifford Park
- Apr 14, 2017 - 2:44:11 AM
As the country gets ready for the Easter Holiday weekend, the Ministry
of Tourism is looking forward to bringing a dynamic and exciting Easter
Gospel concert at Clifford Park on Sunday, April 16.
The annual event will bring some of the country’s best gospel talents together for a night of thanksgiving.
Director of Religious Tourism Dwight Armbrister said the idea of the event is to give thanks to God...
MS Amadea Calls on Freeport Harbour
- Apr 13, 2017 - 6:30:22 PM
On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017,
representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Freeport Harbor
Company welcomed the Captain and Crew of the MS Amadea.
As is customary for new vessels and long-time returning vessels like the
MS Amadea, a ceremonial plaque exchange between tourism stakeholders
and the ship Captain was held on board the vessel.
The MS Amadea is a chartered vessel of the Germany-based Phoenix Reisen...
Frequent Visitor Conducts Successful Cleanup in McLean’s Town With Its Residents
- Apr 13, 2017 - 10:14:17 AM
For frequent visitor to Grand Bahama, Steve Wilson, “the reef
restoration and coastal clean up on April 8, in McLean’s Town, was a
labor of love and an opportunity to tangibly give back to a community
that had given so much to me,” he said.
“The Coconut Creek
resident said he “fell in love with The Bahamas many years ago. The
serene beauty, natural charm and above all, love and warmth of its
friendly people, like Captain Phil, BarrieThomas and the entire Thomas
Family, who have become like family to me, keeps me coming back”....
Hundreds turn up to Bahamian Party in Washington DC
- Apr 12, 2017 - 2:11:47 PM
The combination of Bahamian food, drinks, music and culture all makes
for one thing- a slamming party in the backyard. Hundreds of invited
guests including industry partners, members of the media and Bahamians
living in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Virginia (DMV) area
were recently treated to just that.
The Islands Of The Bahamas
hosted a “party in da backyard” at the Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill
Maryland that was filled with Bahamian delights.
The beat of the goat skin drum, the steady clang of the cowbells and the
melodic rhythm of the brass horns, got the party started. As the
Junkanoo Group weaved through the exuberant crowd, many partygoers
Bahamian Culture A Hit With South California Travel Agents
- Apr 12, 2017 - 10:05:25 AM
California Travel Agents danced, clapped and joined in the cultural,
"Ring Play" of The Bahamas, at the recent Bahamas Presentations and
Cultural Extravaganzas in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
both events, agents voluntarily shared throughout that the outdoor
terraces of the hotels in both cities were the perfect venue for a
Bahamas Cultural themed event. An agent was heard saying that the only
thing missing was, "the white sand beaches and the renowned beautiful,
blue waters of The Bahamas...
Grand Bahama Island Wins 5 Cacique Awards
- Apr 10, 2017 - 11:12:50 PM
Five Cacique Awards up for grabs on Saturday, April 8, went to Grand
Bahama residents, with finalists in four categories. The event was held
in Nassau at Baha Mar Convention Centre.
The purpose of the
Cacique Awards is to recognize the role people and organizations have
played in making a positive impact on the quality and growth of tourism
in The Bahamas.
Bahamas Tourism Industry Partners Happy About New Business Opportunities
- Apr 9, 2017 - 1:52:40 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) along with its hotel industry
partners who attended the 2017 Sun n Fun International Fly In and Expo
in Lakeland, Florida, April 4-9, 2017 are happy with the group leads and
new business opportunities they obtained during the 6-days aviation
“Based on the high level of exposure the Islands of The Bahamas received
through its prominent brand displays and strong partnership with Sun n
Fun, along with numerous live radio and television broadcasts, seminars,
one on one meetings with pilots and other contracted business
opportunities our hoteliers procured, we could not have been more
pleased,” said Omar Isaacs, General Manager of Vertical Markets at the