Bahamas lead 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Nomination
- Mar 31, 2015 - 12:39:26 AM
Nominated In 9 Different Categories, Cementing Position As Caribbean Destination of Choice
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Islands Of The Bahamas are very excited to be
nominated in 9 different categories in the 22nd World Travel Awards in
the following categories: ‘Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination,’
‘Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Cruise
Port,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Dive
Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s
Leading Tourist Board,’ and ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination...’
17th Annual Coconut Festival Planned for Pelican Point, Grand Bahama
- Mar 30, 2015 - 7:01:26 PM
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas
- Plans for the 17th Annual Coconut Festival in Pelican Point, East Grand
Bahama, on Easter
Monday were announced
on Monday, during a press conference at
During the festival,
which will be held from
11am to 8pm on Monday, April 6, there will be a
showcase of culture with live performances by The Grand Bahama Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop Band, Veronica Bishop and Kirk "K.B." Bodie.
festival as an integral part of the island's tourism product, Elaine Smith, Coordinator
Product Department of the Ministry of Tourism said, "we recognize the
these celebrations that tell the story of our past and highlight
the rich value of our Bahamian history..."
Bahamas Tourism Teams Up With Legendary Nat Moore
- Mar 30, 2015 - 12:32:49 PM
of famers Bobby Bell, Richard Dent, Artis Gilmore, Bob Griese, Ted
Hendricks, Moses Malone and Lawrence Taylor are just few of the more
than 200 personalities, actors and community leaders who attended the
2015 Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend recently held at
the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the Trump National Doral
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism also aligned itself with
Nat Moore, a legendary sports icon, and former wide receiver and
professional football player. The partnership included sponsorship
alongside Baha Mar to participate in the three-day golf extravaganza...
Junior Minister Winner Pinned as Ambassador of ‘the Grand Life’
- Mar 25, 2015 - 2:22:18 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- Sixteen year old LaTess Bartlett, winner of the Junior Minister of Tourism
competition for Grand Bahama, was officially pinned as an Ambassador of ‘the Grand
Life’ on Grand Bahama by Betty Bethel, Director of Tourism for Grand Bahama at Mary
Star of the Sea Catholic Academy
The 11th grade student
emerged the winner over four other participants of the competition held on
Thursday at Grand Lucayan Resort.
According to Ms.
Bethel, LaTess is an "excellent candidate" for the Junior Minister
competition to be held in Nassau, and whether she returns to Grand Bahama as
the overall winner or not...
Nassau / PI destination assessment results to be revealed today
- Mar 25, 2015 - 1:27:34 AM
stakeholders constructing action plan to improve sustainability
Nassau, Bahamas – March
Today The Bahamas will learn the current sustainability status and competitive
position of its most popular tourist destination Nassau/Paradise Island,
serving as the first step in the journey toward sustainable destination management.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
(BMOT) will be announcing the results of the Rapid Sustainable Destination
Diagnostic for Nassau and Paradise Island as part of its participation in the
Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas (SDAA).
Bahamas team completes 3-week sales mission promoting Grand Bahama Island
- Mar 19, 2015 - 9:05:57 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Islands of The Bahamas has
successfully completed a Sales and PR Mission across the U.S. informing
all of the ease, affordability and convenience of traveling to Grand
A team comprised of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
staff, both U.S. and Grand Bahama based, Grand Bahama Island Tourism
Board and partners from across the spectrum of tour operators, airlines
and ground transportation representatives recently visited major cities
beginning in the Northeast and ending in Nashville, TN.
taking part in the road show in various cities included representatives
of Vacation Express, MLT Vacations and Mark Travel - tour operators,
Forbes Charter Service (ground transportation), Underwater Explorer’s
Society UNEXSO (Dolphin Programs) and the Grand Lucayan Resort, Grand
Photo Spread From Exuma Heritage Festival
- Mar 19, 2015 - 7:08:19 PM
Exuma, Bahamas -
Enclosed are photos that show scenes from the Bahamian Music and
Heritage Festival held in George Town Exuma from March 12-14. Each night
there were music and dance performances at Regatta Park.
New non-stop service to Grand Bahama, easy, affordable and convenient
- Mar 18, 2015 - 1:41:51 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Islands Of The
Bahamas has successfully completed a Sales and PR Mission across the
U.S. informing all of the ease, affordability and convenience of
travelling to the Island of Grand Bahama to experience an unlimited
array of activities; shopping and casino gambling or relaxing on one of
the most beautiful beaches in the world.
A team including staff
of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, both U.S. and Grand Bahama based;
Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board and partners from across the spectrum
of Tour Operators, Airlines, ground transportation and activities,
recently visited major cities across the U.S. beginning in the North
East and ending in Nashville, TN.
Culture Brought to the Forefront at Bahamas Music and Heritage Festival
- Mar 17, 2015 - 11:10:48 PM
Exuma, Bahamas -
Hundreds of tourists and Bahamians flocked
to Regatta Park in George Town, Exuma on March 12-14 for the cultural
explosion of the annual Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival.
The festival, which is a signature event of the Ministry of Tourism, celebrated its 11th year.
the theme, “Celebrating the islands…we’re going island hopping” the
event was a culmination of food, fun and some friendly competition...
Wilchcombe optimistic over record tourism numbers
- Mar 17, 2015 - 5:24:48 PM
Building on the momentum of 6.2 million visitors to our
shores in 2013, the Ministry of Tourism recently reported double digit growth
in stopover arrivals, a measurable spike hotel room occupancy levels and rates for
January 2015. At 74,000 visitors, this represented a 13% increase over the same
period in 2014, a 7% hike in hotel occupancy levels and an average room rate
increase of 11%.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Wilchcombe believes this
performance means that the country is on the right track as far as tourism is
concerned and is the result of his ministry’s comprehensive and multi-tiered
marketing strategy covering the full tourism gambit from...
Bahamas Tourism's "People to People" Building Toward 40th Anniversary
- Mar 17, 2015 - 9:50:27 AM
Almost four decades after the start of the
People to People program, volunteers are keeping it vibrant and calling
on more Bahamians to join, ensuring a continued rejuvenation.
and Terry Bellot recently hosted more than 20 students from Drake
University and University of Maryland at their Nassau home. The
seemingly unusual event was one of several hostings that have become a
regular activity for the Bellots...
Drake University stays on course for Bahamas
- Mar 16, 2015 - 2:11:36 PM
Students have lined up to participate in Drake University’s
Leadership at Sea course, securing another year that the course featuring two
weeks in the Bahamas, will be offered by the Iowa university.
Twenty students of Drake University took part in this year’s
course. Already, another 30 are on a
waiting list to take part in the next edition of the course, said Renae Chesnut,
the university’s associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs.
“This is such a popular course because of the success it has
had in the past and all that it has done for the students that have attended...
Bahamas Film Commissioner lends support
- Mar 16, 2015 - 11:40:44 AM
ahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods showed support for
Bahamian filmmaker Chris Pinder on the set of a new project in Nassau. Pinder, the head of Blue Hole Pictures, is a
successful industrial filmmaker who has been nominated for several Emmy awards.
Blue Hole Pictures, which is based in Atlanta, recently
completed a sweep through Freeport and Nassau, producing quality projects for
Bahamian clients. For the productions,
the group used the high-performance Arri Amira digital camera.
Bahamas Film Commission Goes on Location
- Mar 13, 2015 - 1:44:05 PM
The Bahamas Film and Television Commission promoted The
Bahamas as a top-tier tropical film location while attending the Association of
Film Commissioners International’s Locations Show recently. The show, which was held in Los Angeles at
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, went on over three days for filmmakers looking to
find the right creative and business locations for their films.
Producer Tim Gaydos, who has worked in the Bahamas on a
reality series, met with the Film Commission’s team. He is pictured with
general manager Clarence Rolle and senior manager Angela Archer.
Grumpy taxi driver's honesty motivates tourist to endorse trips to Grand Bahama
- Mar 13, 2015 - 1:35:22 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - American
visitor Mitch Carson tells his story of how he misunderstood the price
given to him for his taxi ride from Grand Bahama International Airport
to his hotel. He thought the driver told him that the fare was $35 when
in actual fact, the driver told him $25.
After paying the
driver $35 and leaving the taxi for his hotel, the driver realized that
Mitch had over paid him. Rather than keep the
the elderly driver drove back to the hotel and returned the $10 to
Mitch, exclaiming the he over paid him. Mitch was so taken by the
driver's honesty that he gave him the $10.
As a result of the
grumpy elderly taxi driver's honesty, Mitch has become an...
NBC’s Today Show Gives Warm Welcome to The Bahamas
- Mar 12, 2015 - 4:04:11 PM
3 million viewers around the world got a glimpse of The Bahamas for a week as
lucky winners of NBC’s Today Show ‘s ‘Hot Ticket’ got a special visit from one
of the show’s hosts Dylan Dreyer.
group of winners, which was made up of three families, scored a three-night
stay at the One and Only on Paradise Island and got to enjoy the sites, taste
and sounds of The Bahamas.
came complete with a Junkanoo rush out on the beach, down home cooking at the ‘Da
Fish Fry’ at Arawak Cay, swimming with the dolphins and even a boat ride...
Bahamas Nominated For World Travel Awards
- Mar 12, 2015 - 2:56:22 PM
The Ministry of Tourism is proud to announce that The
Bahamas has been nominated the top Caribbean destination in 24 categories of
the 22nd World Travel Awards.
The Bahamas has been nominated for the Caribbean’s Leading
Airline; Caribbean’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Hotel; Caribbean Leading
Luxury All-Inclusive; Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel; Caribbean’s Leading
Conference Hotel; Caribbean’s Leading Green Hotel; Caribbean’s Leading Hotel;
Caribbean Leading Hotel Suite; Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort; Caribbean’s
Leading Casino Resort; Caribbean’s Leading Private Island Resort; Caribbean’s
Leading New Resort; Caribbean’s Leading Spa...
Spotlight to be on Bahamian Culture through Music Voyager
- Mar 12, 2015 - 1:00:21 PM
of people around the world will get an in depth glimpse into the culture of The
Bahamas as the award-winning, Travel & LifestyleTV series, Music
Voyager, will feature indigenous Bahamian music and culture in three 30-minute
Voyager, originally co-produced with Nat Geo Music and PBS, is in Season 6 and
broadcasting with over 200 top broadcasters across the world, including
International In-Flight, cruise ships and A+ hotels worldwide.
series focuses on the story of a location as told to the world...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Events Tickets On Sale Online
- Mar 6, 2015 - 1:14:53 PM
Steady Sales in First Week
Tickets for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival events are officially on sale
online, with the Bahamas National Festival Commission confirming
successful initial purchases and a smooth transaction process.
As of last week, ticket sales for “Da Cultural Village’ in Nassau and
Grand Bahama as well as tickets for the Music Masters concerts on both
islands were progressing steadily, said Roscoe Dames, chief executive
officer of the Bahamas National Festival Commission.
Tourism Minister Encourages Bahamian Seafarer Pioneers to Be Their Best
- Mar 6, 2015 - 10:56:03 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Tourism
the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe on Wednesday congratulated and encouraged 50
Bahamian seafarers to be the best and proud of who they are and their
abilities, during the orientation exercise on board the MV Grand
The group were selected from a International Cruise Industry Job Fair held at the Grand Lucayan Resort recently...