The Bahamas Receives Grant to Enhance its Tourism Product
- Sep 1, 2014 - 10:11:32 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas is
one of three priority cruise destinations invited by Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd., (RCL) to receive a matching grant to participate in the
Sustainable Destination Alliance for the Americas (SDAA) initiative.
collaborated with mutual partners at Sustainable Travel International,
Organization of American States (OAS) and Caribbean Tourism Organization
to create the SDAA, which is an initiative that aims to greatly enhance
how tourism is managed at a destination level and improve its future
prospects and ability to compete by embedding sustainability into
destination strategies and day-to-day management and marketing.
Bahamas Tourism Thanks Partners of ‘16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion
- Sep 1, 2014 - 4:01:36 PM
PLANTATION, Florida -
‘The 16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion, which ended
recently and was launched on February 14, 2014 in New York City by the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) was a phenomenal success”, said Freda
Malcolm, Director of Romance at the BMOT.
“The success of this innovative,
social media promotion could not have been possible without the
fantastic companies who partnered with the BMOT”...
Countdown Is On For Bahamas Carnival
- Aug 28, 2014 - 9:52:34 PM
The countdown has officially begun for the Bahamas Carnival, which officials say will draw thousands of visitors to The Bahamas.
Prime Minister Perry Christie officially launched Bahamas Carnival: In
the spirit of Junkanoo – an exciting four-day event that will rival 200
other carnivals around the world.
though there seems to be a disenchantment with carnivals around the
world, this is going to be a magnificent event,” Prime Minister Christie
“We are going to have a
major impact on culture. I want Junkanoo to be predominant in this but I
want this Carnival to be known around the world as a Bahamas Junkanoo
Hotel Occupancy Levels Grows In Grand Bahama
- Aug 27, 2014 - 1:41:27 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The nation’s
second island-city has seen growth in hotel occupancy levels over the
past six months.
According to the
latest data released by the Department of Statistics, between January
and July 2013 -136,262 rooms were occupied in Grand Bahama. In the same
period in 2014, 203,446 rooms were occupied – a difference of 67,184.In
terms of percentage, between January and July 2013 Grand Bahama had an
occupancy level of 49.52 per cent.
the same period this year, Grand Bahama had an occupancy level of 56.23
per cent- reflecting growth of 6.71 per cent.Room revenue also grew
over the six-month period...
Nassau Hotels Offers Special Rate For HBCUX College Football Event
- Aug 25, 2014 - 11:17:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
A number of New Providence hotels are
offering special rates for Family Island participation of the
prestigious HBCUX Classic games next month.
HBCUX, an American football game, is being held on September 12-14 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.
State University (CSU) and the Texas Southern University (TSU)-two
historically black colleges- will square off in the first college
football game ever held in The Bahamas...
Abaco (Bahamas) Calendar of Events for 2014
- Aug 17, 2014 - 6:29:26 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present the
2014 Calendar of Events for the Abacos courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Office, Abaco.
Calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty
make this 120-mile–long chain of islands a boating and sailing paradise.
But it’s not just the sea that attracts travelers from around the
world. Those who prefer to explore by land will find championship golf
courses on Treasure Cay, charming colonial towns on Green Turtle and
Elbow Cays, and countless hotels, restaurants and bars throughout The
Design Caribbean 2013 comes to The Bahamas
- Feb 22, 2013 - 3:04:01 PM
Barbados – On January 11, 2013 the Caribbean Export Development Agency
(Caribbean Export) and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas signed
an agreement to hold Design Caribbean 2013 from June 20-23, 2013 at the Grand
Lucayan Resort, Freeport Grand Bahama.
The Hon. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama in his remarks at the
signing event expressed his delight to host Design Caribbean as it “will expose
local artisans and manufacturers to overseas buyers in retail, hospitality,
design, music, film and fashion; thus providing them with opportunities to
exhibit their talents, market and sell their products and services...
'Like' Bahamas Film Commission: GB facebook page for opportunities
- Jul 27, 2011 - 11:01:54 PM
Are you are interested in the exciting opportunities available in
the film industry; feature films, TV commercials, realty shows, fashion
shoots, documentaries, music videos and the like and want to take
advantage of them? Then you need to '
like' the Bahamas Film Commission: Grand Bahama facebook page.
This is the page that we will be using to post news of upcoming
opportunities in the film industry on Grand Bahama Island.
opportunities in this industry have been and will always be based on a
first come 'first served' basis and The Bahamas Film Commission's
Facebook page is the newest and most convenient vehicle that makes it
all possible for those who...
Frontier Airlines Introduces Flights to Nassau, Bahamas
- Aug 21, 2014 - 8:13:11 PM
Frontier Airlines has
announced that it will be introducing flights to Nassau, Bahamas from
Trenton-Mercer starting in November – an initiative that tourism
officials are lauding.
County Executive Brian Hughes announced the move this week in a press
statement noting that it is the first time a commercial airline from
Trenton-Mercer Airport would be introducing an international flight.
is offering introductory rates starting at $79 for one-way flights for
reservations made between today and August 23rd...
500 Entries For Bahamas Best Beaches Photo Competition
- Aug 21, 2014 - 12:15:28 PM
Over 500 entries have been made to the
Ministry of Tourism’s Facebook page for its #Bahamasbestbeaches
promotion and now tourism officials are making a final push for more
breathtaking beach photos.
competition, which began in late July, aims to use social media to get a
look at the best of the nation’s beaches through the eyes of residents
upload a unique and engaging photo of a Bahamian beach at the
ministry’s Facebook.com/TravelBahamas page or post via Twitter and
Instagram @ VisitTheBahamas using the hashtag #BahamasBestBeaches – they
are automatically entered to win a five-day, four night stay at Pelican
Bay on Grand Bahama...
Bahamas PR/Sales Mission promotes new Direct and Non Stop Service to Grand Bahama from Raleigh/Durham and Pittsburgh
- Aug 19, 2014 - 1:54:26 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism along with
representatives from the Grand Bahama Island Tourism sector recently
teamed up to conduct an aggressive Public Relations and Sales mission
throughout the cities of Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania and met with key influencers in the private and public
sectors, travel agents and media houses to promote new direct and
non-stop air service to Grand Bahama Island.
The direct services
from the RDU and PIT airports will take place throughout the month of
October. Bahamasair is using a 737-400 150 passenger Jet, for the two
hour international flights. The Packages including air, hotel
accommodations, and ground transportation are being provided by Vacation
Express, using six properties on Grand Bahama including two
Bahamas Holds Successful Conference For Meeting Planners
- Aug 19, 2014 - 1:06:34 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Thirty-five top meeting planners from the
United States and Canada recently got the a first-hand look at The
Bahamas through a familiarization conference hosted by the Ministry of
Tourism and the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board.
to officials, the aim of the conclave was to attract group business- a
growing market within the country’s number one industry.
Manager of Groups Bradley Bosfield in the Ministry of Tourism said the
ministry was pleased to participate in this FAM trip...
Bahamas Chef to Participate iIn Food Network Event
- Aug 15, 2014 - 12:04:18 AM
will get a taste of The Bahamas come next month as Bahamian Chef Simeon
Hall Jr. will treat participants of a special Food Network concert at
Ravina to Bahamian culinary delights.
The concert, which will be held on September 20, will attract thousands of food lovers to Chicago.
It’s the first time that The Bahamas will participate in the well-renowned event.
Hall has an extensive resume from working as an Executive Chef, Food
& Beverage Manager, Executive Sous Chef and as a Culinary Expert at
locations such as Walt Disney Cruises, Marriott Hotels, Island Catering
Inc, Grenada W.I., Taino Beach Resorts Ltd to Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort and The Ritz Carlton’s Abaco Club to name a few...
Bahamian Chef Tim Tibbitts and Tourism represent in NYC at Ocean Style’s Taste of Caribbean
- Aug 14, 2014 - 8:57:45 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - On August 6, Chef
Tim Tibbitts of Flying Fish and the Ministry of Tourism took to New York
City to represent the Bahamas in a Midtown loft as part of an elegant
affair called RESERVEDnyc. - Chefs of the Caribbean. Hosted by Ocean
Style magazine, this was an intimate affair, a culinary experience
tailored for an audience with an appreciation for fine living and
exquisite food. The guests had the opportunity to feast on a wide array
of different dishes and interact directly with the Chefs. This chic
event featured acclaimed chefs from New York city, St Lucia and the
Bahamas. There was a silent auction in benefit of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) Foundation and The American Friends of Jamaica Inc.
the event, the organizer OCEAN Style Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Gordon
was quoted saying: “We are excited about the chefs that are
participating. Each chef will prepare and serve 2-3 exquisite dishes
and guests will have the opportunity to interact directly with them. Our
goal is to create an enjoyable, dynamic and engaging experience for the
guests and chefs”.
Festival Place Transforms to Authentic Village in Nassau
- Aug 14, 2014 - 6:15:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The change of
scenery has been good for vendors at Festival Place as more tourists
seem to be interested in doing impulse buying, according to Director of
Maritime Tourism Janet Johnson.
The vendors were previously moved to Prince George Wharf to accommodate construction at the popular tourist attraction.
But after a recent uproar from vendors, they were relocated to the courtyard at Festival Place.
Int’l Film Maker Features Nassau In Educational DVD
- Aug 12, 2014 - 11:40:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
When the new school year begins, thousands of students will be able to
get a snap shot view of the Caribbean through an educational DVD, which
features Nassau as one of the best places to visit in the Caribbean.
DVD – Cities of the Caribbean – was filmed by French filmmaker Patrick
Baucelin in conjunction with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
said it was Nassau’s old British charmed that lured in him to the
downtown area.“Nassau is different because of its architecture and
colours,” Mr. Baucelin said. “You can tell that it has stayed true to
its British roots. The people of the city also make it unique. The way
they dress, the way...
16 Couples Selected to Wed on 16 Islands in The Bahamas at 16:00 hours on January 16, 2015
- Aug 11, 2014 - 7:50:50 PM
PLANTATION, Florida - After four months of
promotions and submissions from more than three thousand couples from
throughout the United States of America, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
(BMOT) announced today that 16 lucky couples have been selected to have
their dream wedding, on sixteen of its 700-islands chain, all of which
will occur at 16:00 hours on January 16, 2015.
unique, social media promotion aptly named “16 Weddings, 16 Islands,
One Priceless Day,” commenced on February 14, 2014 and ended on June
31st, 2014. The promotion was opened to residents of the United States
of America only and showcased The Islands Of The Bahamas as the premier
destination in the region for romance – weddings, honeymoons, vow
renewals and romantic escapes. In addition to this, the promotion also
Bahamas Tourism Staff Gets Nova University Certification
- Aug 11, 2014 - 2:51:42 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Staff
from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism offices around the world underwent
three weeks of intense training to complete a Sales and Marketing
Certificate Programme designed especially for the ministry in
conjunction with Nova Southeastern University.
The programme was created to achieve
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe’s vision for the staff of the
ministry to be prepared to build a foundation so that they would achieve
the objectives and the goals of the ministry.
Minister Wilchcombe addressed the
participants of the programme during a closing exercise where they
received certificates at SuperClubs Breezes, Friday, August 8, 2014...
Final night of Goombay Summer Festival in Grand Bahama: August 7th
- Aug 6, 2014 - 3:39:51 PM
BEACH, Grand Bahama Island -
The celebration continues on
7th from 6:00pm
- 12midnight at Taino Beach.
in 1974, Goombay Summer was a celebration that became a huge draw for
visitors. Over the years, Goombay Summer was sometimes called Junkanoo
in June and Junkanoo Summer Festival, but more recently, it has returned
to its original name. It is a celebration of authentic Bahamian music,
dance, cuisine and craft...
Grand Bahama Goombay Summer Festival cancelled tonight due to weather
- Aug 4, 2014 - 11:04:54 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Due to inclement
weather, Goombay Summer Festival scheduled to take place tonight August
4th, 2014 has been cancelled and will resume for the grand finale on Thursday August 7th,
2014 at Taino Beach (weather permitting).