Bahamas Tourism Office in Florida gives to Grand Bahama Children's Home
- Jan 11, 2017 - 1:32:20 PM
On Monday, January 9th, the Ministry of
Tourism month-long toy drive culminated with several team members
presenting gifts to the children of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home.
toy drive, spearheaded by Area Manager, Sales & Marketing, Jennifer
Gardiner of the Bahamas Tourism Office in Florida, allowed the children
of the Grand Bahama Children's Home to experience the gift of kindness
during the holiday season...
Bahamas Moves to Protect Fly Fishing Industry
- Jan 6, 2017 - 10:17:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas — For the first time The Bahamas’ fly fishing industry
will have regulations to help sustain one of the country’s most popular
The regulations, which come into effect on January 9, 2017, will establish a regulated fly fishing industry in The Bahamas.
was the culmination of months of work between the Bahamas Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine Resources and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
with public consultation...
Christmas on the Cay Kicks Off Final Week
- Dec 22, 2016 - 12:34:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — Christmas on the Cay at Arawak Cay kicked off its final week in grand style on Monday.
from Urban Renewal Fort Charlotte were treated to tasty treats, gifts
from Santa and a fun time in the children’s corner.
inviting all Bahamians to come down to Christmas on the Cay,” said
Bernadette Bastian, Ministry of Tourism senior manager for national
planning and special markets. “We have lots of fun, food, exciting games
for the children. We have a very exciting children’s corner...
Bahamas to Gain Nonstop Flights from Germany in 2017
- Dec 21, 2016 - 1:14:56 PM
Nassau and Grand Bahama to see increase in visitors
Bahamas — For the first time in decades The Bahamas will see direct
nonstop flight service from Germany to New Providence.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is happy to announce that Condor, German
Airlines will offer nonstop service from Frankfurt, Germany to Nassau,
Bahamas as of winter, 2017. The inaugural flight will take place on
November 6, 2017 and flights will be once a week on Mondays.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Ends 2016 Strong at World Travel Market
- Dec 19, 2016 - 2:53:32 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - Last weekend the Botanical Gardens lit up with
holiday cheer at the opening of its annual Christmas Village. The
center of the celebrations was the lighting of a soaring, twenty-foot
tall Christmas tree, donated by The Canadian Cultural Committee, with
assistance from CIBC FirstCaribbean.
The tree is a gift from the
Canadian community to the people of the Bahamas to symbolize the
longstanding friendship between the two Commonwealth countries. The
Canadian community in The Bahamas is large and longstanding and hundreds
of Bahamian students are educated in Canada each year...
Bahamas Tourism spreads holiday cheer at Christmas On Da Cay
- Dec 19, 2016 - 10:21:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas — The Ministry of Tourism is treating dozens of little
ones from children’s homes and various communities to an exciting
experience at Christmas On Da Cay.
Children from the Children’s
Emergency Hostel, the Bilney Lane Children’s Home, Urban Renewal and the
Ranfurly Home For Children all got to meet Santa Claus and enjoy
mouthwatering Bahamian dishes at the Christmas Village on Arawak Cay.
Bahamas Featured at NY Cover Launch Party with Kathie Lee and Hoda
- Dec 15, 2016 - 11:51:38 AM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Islands Of The Bahamas with the Grand Bahama
Island Tourism Board, were the featured destination at the recent BELLA
Magazine New York, Cover Launch Party and Holiday Shopping event with
NBC'S Today Show hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda, held at the Arlo Hudson
Square, New York City.
As one of the sponsors, of the premiere
cover party and shopping event, The Bahamas and the Grand Bahama logo
were featured on the step and repeat red carpet branding and The Bahamas
also had a vendor display within the BELLA Lounge. Guests were also
eligible to win a key prize of hotel accommodations at the luxurious
resort, Old Bahama Bay, on the west end of Grand Bahama Island...
The Bahamas Presents at African American Meeting Planners Conference
- Dec 13, 2016 - 11:41:48 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Islands Of The Bahamas was the only
international destination represented and presenting at the recent
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners Conference, 2016, held in
St. Louis Missouri, under the theme, "Engage, Impact, Deliver."
of African American Market for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Mr.
Linville Johnson was one of the speakers at the NCBMP Conference to
share with the African American meeting planners on all of the new
developments in The Bahamas and especially inform them about the
country's preparedness for the upcoming winter travel season in the wake
of hurricane Matthew...
Over 350 graduate from MOT’s Bahama Host Program
- Dec 13, 2016 - 1:25:38 AM
Nassau, Bahamas — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism
Harrison Thompson encouraged over 300 new Bahama Host graduates to take
the country’s tourism product to new heights.
Thompson spoke during the graduation ceremony at the William Thompson Auditorium on December 1.
are joining a noble profession and you must help move this country to
the next level,” Thompson said during the keynote address. “We want all
of you to make considerable effort to ensure that whatever you do it is
the best that can give.
Winners of the 4th Culinary Fusion Food & Beverage Expo Announced
- Dec 9, 2016 - 11:26:24 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – The most festive time of the year was
ushered in, in Grand style, during the 2016 Meeting of the Minds:
Culinary Fusion Expo, held at the Grand Lucayan’s Manor House this past
The annual event, which brought out over
700 attendees, served up mouthwatering, delectable eats and drinks from
some 20 local vendors, during the four- hour showcase...
Christmas season officially launched in The Bahamas
- Dec 8, 2016 - 10:23:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture officially kicked off the holiday season last week
with an exciting Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pompey Square on
With the lighting of the Christmas tree, Director General of the
Ministry of Tourism Joy Jibrulu declared joyfully that Christmas has
officially begun in The Islands of The Bahamas. She was accompanied by
Royal Bahamas Police Force Chief Superintendent Leamond Deleveaux and
the adorable Butler twins...
Sustainable tourism holds firm in Grand Bahama Island
- Dec 7, 2016 - 8:47:10 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – With drastic changes to the island’s
topography and its tourism economy, as a result of Hurricane Matthew,
one might begin to wonder whether or not the ‘Grand Life’ still exists
in the nation’s second city.
Known for its diverse offering of
soft adventure experiences from east to west, appealing to a cross
section of travelers, the resiliency of Grand Bahama Island’s nature
tourism product remains a force to be reckoned with.
travelers and tourism stakeholders of this truth, the Ministry of
Tourism’s Sustainable Tourism Unit set out on an extensive assessment to
East Coast Travel Agents Wowed by "More Bahamas" Presentations
- Dec 7, 2016 - 12:36:32 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Agents from the New Jersey and New York travel
communities crowded venues to experience and enjoy the excitement of
"More Bahamas" presentations, spectacularly staged by the New York based
team of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in a series across the
Aimed at educating travel agents as well as exposing
them to a taste of Bahamian culture, "More Bahamas" was delivered by the
team in a Talk Show styled Bahamas presentation from directors chairs,
against a Bahamas step and repeat background. Agents were then wowed by
the lively and participatory performance of Bahamian entertainer
extraordinaire, Julien Believe...
100 athletes take part in inaugural Grand Bahama X-Treme 13.2 Intracoastal Challenge
- Dec 6, 2016 - 12:39:30 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Saturday, December 3rd, a total of one
hundred athletes gathered on Taino Beach at Pirates Cove for the
inaugural G.B. X-TREME 13.2 Intracoastal Challenge.
marathon, organized by the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association,
began at 7:30 a.m. and took in views of the beaches and scenic
landscapes of Grand Bahama Island...
Hero World Challenge results in priceless exposure for The Bahamas
- Dec 6, 2016 - 11:11:35 AM
The beauty of The Islands of The Bahamas was seen in more than one
billion households in 227 countries and territories when the Hero World
Challenge golf tournament was broadcast live across the world over the
last four days.
Golf legend Tiger Woods made his comeback to
professional golf at Hero World Challenge after a 16-month hiatus. His
return created major buzz and sports fans around the world tuned in to
witness his comeback in paradise. The tournament also attracted golf
fans to the destination...
Air Caraibes Begins Service to San Salvador
- Dec 5, 2016 - 9:27:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — French airline Air Caraibes made its inaugural flight
from Paris to The Islands of The Bahamas in November adding another
exciting means of reaching the island nation.
Tyrone Sawyer, senior director of airlift in the Ministry of Tourism,
said the ministry is “ecstatic” about the new airlift, especially as
Tourism officials increase their focus on the European market.
“The new airlift meets one of the main objectives of tourism, which is
to spread the growth of visitors throughout the country. We hope that
more visitors from Europe will visit San Salvador, and eventually
explore other Islands of The Bahamas...
Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards
- Dec 2, 2016 - 10:14:04 PM
Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards to be held in April 2017 are now open.
awards, which celebrate the brightest and the best in the country’s
hospitality industry, will be held at the Baha Mar Convention Center on
April 8th under the theme, “The Business of Tourism.”
There are 18 local categories and five international categories that will be honoured...
People-to-People Experience Cultivates Musical Showcase
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:43:35 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- On November 11th, just a few days after
major cruise lines returned to the shores of Grand Bahama Island, in the
aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a special group of musicians from the
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) in
Maryland cruised over to the nation’s second city for a time of musical
The group of twenty-five, comprising of
professional musicians and family members, travelled on board the
Carnival Sunshine as a part of the Arias at Sea, Blacks in Classical
Music Cruise, which celebrates Blacks in Classical Music...
Solar Powered Boutique Hotel Opens on Exuma
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:49:21 PM
On a remote cay off Great Exuma, Bahamas sits a small luxury boutique hotel waiting to be explored.
Lumina Point, which officially opened at the end of November, features
12 rooms, a gym, spa, pool, restaurant, and a pavilion for weddings and
yoga overlooking its private beach.
This resort is also eco-friendly and completed powered by solar panels...
Hero World Challenge Participants Plan to Enjoy The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:18:38 AM
It’s not all business for Dustin Johnson or Jordan Spieth, who are
both in New Providence to participate in the Hero World Challenge. The
pair -- both of whom are among the top five golfers in the world -- said
when they’re not teeing off on the greens, they plan to have a little
fun in the sun.
Both golfers will begin competition on Thursday
at the Albany golf course. But they said golf is not the only form of
play they intend to engage in...