Bahamas hosts NACTA reception to share 2015 tourism achievements and news
- May 24, 2015 - 3:05:19 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – NACTA (National
Association of Career Travel Agents) Presidents and Chapter Directors
were hosted to an informational reception by Sandals and The Islands Of
The Bahamas at Sandals Royal Bahamian, with opening remarks by Director
General of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu. Attendees were provided an
informal and welcoming platform to network and find out the latest news
and achievements in tourism and travel that The Islands Of The Bahamas
have achieved thus far in 2015 as well as future projects.
evening was incredibly important to increase visibility and further
cement the relationship with US inbound tourism market for The Islands
Of The Bahamas as NACTA, a wholly owned company of ASTA, is the largest
association of independent and home based travel entrepreneurs and
Bahamas Tourism Helps Commemorate Battle Of Nassau
- May 22, 2015 - 11:00:22 AM
Over 50 members of the National Society
of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) were in New Providence this
week to commemorate the Battle of Nassau – a pivotal moment in both
Bahamian and American history.
The Battle of Nassau took place on March 3-4, 1776 at Fort Montagu.
the time, over 200 Americans invaded Nassau to obtain gunpowder and
other supplies needed to combat Great Britain for independence.
Bahamas Gets Top Marks For Diving
- May 22, 2015 - 2:59:36 AM
Scuba Diving Magazine’s Annual Reader Rated Survey has awarded The Bahamas in nine categories for best diving.
It’s not new for The Bahamas to be recognized for diving as the country has made the list over the last two decades.
According to the magazine, The Bahamas is the number one diving destination for encounters with big animals...
North Eleuthera and Abaco Get New Air Service
- May 21, 2015 - 4:01:18 PM
A new air service began in Abaco and
North Eleuthera this month to supply the large demand for travel from
those islands to the United States.
Wildcat Touring, LLC began its service on May 1, 2015.
The company, operated by Meregrass Inc., is an FAA certified air carrier operating under Part 135 and a DOT 380 certificate...
Tourism People-to-People Volunteer Drive set for May 28 in Grand Bahama
- May 21, 2015 - 3:36:27 PM
The Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People Department
is taking hospitality to another level.
In an effort to grow its hospitality
reach and improve visitors’ experience, the Ministry of Tourism, Grand
Bahama Island is holding a volunteer drive and reception on Thursday, May
28th at Junkanoo Beach Club, Taino Beach from 5:30 p.m.-6:30
The People-to-People program gives Bahamians
the opportunity to be ambassadors and most importantly, hospitable hosts
to visitors seeking an authentic Bahamian experience.
The Island House Brings New Offering to New Providence
- May 19, 2015 - 10:13:26 AM
There’s a new hotel on the block in New Providence and it’s already getting lots of local and international attention.
over a month ago, the multi-million dollar boutique hotel The Island
House opened in southwest New Providence just a stone’s throw away from
the luxury Albany Resort.
The Island House is a luxurious extension of Mahogany House- a popular restaurant among locals and international visitors...
18th All Andros Crab Fest to be held June 13-14
- May 14, 2015 - 11:46:39 PM
Bahamian cultural competitions, entertainment and all the crab you
can eat will be at the 18th All Andros Crab Fest at Festival Site, Fresh Creek
Central Andros on June 13-June 14.
The festival, which began in 1997, is much anticipated for both
locals and visitors as hundreds of crabs are cooked in over 100 ways for those
looking to satisfy their crab cravings.
The event celebrates Andros as the “crab-catching” capital of The
Bahamas during the peak of crab season.
Several Bahamas' government websites hacked by Tunisian Islamist activist group
- May 14, 2015 - 5:36:23 PM
Bahamas - Further to the announcement by Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie from the floor of the House on Wednesday that the official
website of the Ministry of Tourism had been hacked, the Ministry of Tourism wishes
to update the public on the facts surrounding the incident and the immediate steps
taken by the government to mitigate further national security breaches.
Bahamas government can confirm that several government-owned websites including
the Ministry of Tourism websites, www.bahamas.com
and www.bahamasfilm.com, were hacked on Wednesday morning apparently by members
of a Tunisian Islamist activist group called the “Fallaga Team.”
Cinemax HBO Latin America films Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- May 12, 2015 - 4:43:27 PM
Junkanoo Carnival continues to get a lot of media attention, especially from
Cinemax HBO Latin America.
company filmed a short documentary on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and interviewed
Joy Jibrilu, director general of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
Cinemax HBO Latin America
provides unique and recognized HBO content with the best movies and series from
major Hollywood studios...
Thousands Attend Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’s Nassau Opening
- May 9, 2015 - 6:05:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The opening night of
the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in New Providence was a colorful display
of Bahamian art, music and dance as thousands gathered at Arawak Cay to
participate in the inaugural celebrations.
Officials estimate over 15,000 Bahamians and tourists came to event, which began May 7.
Minister Perry Christie officially opened the event along with his wife
Bernadette, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson...
Optimism for Grand Bahama Summer Program
- May 7, 2015 - 4:51:19 PM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - Coming off a
favourable first quarter for 2015 and perhaps the best hotel occupancy
in 11 years, the Grand Bahama Island tourism sector anticipates
continued growth in the number of visitor arrivals over the second
quarter as well. Resort operators are now focused on anticipated inflows
from eight USA gateways, commencing May 21st and continuing through
October 26th, 2015.
Tourism partners are reportedly delighted
that second annual Summer Program promoted under the umbrella of United
States Tour Operator Vacation Express is projecting very strong advance
bookings for Grand Bahama’s All-inclusive and EP resorts...
Bahamas IAAF BTC World Relays 2015 Creates Model For Future Sporting Events
- May 7, 2015 - 2:06:24 PM
The sweet sounds of Junkanoo, Bahamian music, culture and
entertainment were on full display May 2-3 at the Bahamas IAAF BTC World Relays
2015 and visitors are still singing praises over the successful event.
While the event at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in New
Providence was certainly exciting for all locals and tourists with the USA setting
two world records, the Market Place on the stadium grounds was also live with
There, Bahamian treats like conch fritters and drinks could
IAAF Athletes Enjoy Time in The Bahamas
- May 3, 2015 - 2:25:32 PM
Even the fastest man in the world can’t resist the beauty and
charms of The Bahamas.
World record holder Usain Bolt said recently that he was excited
to be in The Bahamas for the BTC IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015.
Noting that he was there to relax and then compete, Bolt says he
loves the energy of The Bahamas.
“It is the energy. The best thing about coming to different places
is to come to hear the energy from the crowd. The people are really wonderful
and they always show me a lot of love and that’s my favorite part of it,” Bolt
Bahamas Gets $100K Grant Towards Climate Change Programmes
- Apr 30, 2015 - 3:55:56 PM
If The Bahamas’ sea level raises a mere several feet as scientists
predict, the country could experience more ferocious hurricanes and floods.
To assist with ways to build resilience against this bleak
possibility, the Inter-American Development Bank Multi-Lateral Investment Fund
(IDB- MIF) and CARIBSAVE have given The Bahamas a grant of $100,000.
It’s part of the Climate Change, Coastal Community Enterprises:
Adaption, Resilience and Knowledge (C-ARK) project that has a total budget of
Owyn Ferguson is the New Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism
- Apr 24, 2015 - 6:24:31 AM
After beating out 14 youth tourism ambassadors from around The
Bahamas, Owyn Ferguson of St. Anne’s School has been named the new junior
minister of tourism.
Ferguson like other senior students participated in the Junior
Minister of Tourism Speech Competition held at Superclub Breezes recently.
Finishing second was Latess Bartlett of Mary Star the Sea Catholic
School in Grand Bahama and third place went to Michel Anderson of Acklins
Central High School, Acklins...
Tourism People-to-People Volunteer Drive set for Apr 28 in Grand Bahama
- Apr 24, 2015 - 3:21:18 AM
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama Island - The Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People Department is taking hospitality to another level.
an effort to grow its hospitality reach and improve visitors’
experience, the Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island is holding a
volunteer drive and reception on
Tuesday, April 28th at Junkanoo Beach Club, Taino Beach from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Bahamas Government thanks the Bahamian people on Grand Bahama Carnival
- Apr 19, 2015 - 8:22:35 PM
The following is a statement by the Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe:
I join the Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie and colleague ministers in expressing our profound thanks to the
Bahamian people for their leap of faith and unshakable belief in themselves and
their ability to execute a world class show and perform on a world stage before
a global audience.
Bahamians and residents of Grand Bahama and
elsewhere came out in great numbers over the weekend in support of the country’s
inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. The government is especially please...
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Set for Grand Bahama
- Apr 17, 2015 - 9:49:46 AM
PORT LUCAYA, Grand Bahama Island – The
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament series will be heading to The Bahamas
for its second annual Battle in The Bahamas. This two-day kayak fishing
tournament, scheduled to take place April 23rd-26th, 2015 will lure in
anglers and their families from all over the world. Grand Bahama
Island will play host to this group of skilled and courageous fishermen
as they battle each other and Mother Nature for a chance to win over
$30,000.00 USD in cash and prizes with a 1st place prize of $10,000.00
The tournament will help raise money for Grand Bahama
Children’s Home and will offer free entertainment, food, drinks and lots
of fun ...
Ministry of Tourism Opens the International Door for Bahamian Artists Through Co-Branding
- Apr 16, 2015 - 3:46:16 PM
Mr. Armbrister explained that the Religious Tourism department
focuses on groups coming into the country for faith-based initiatives – whether
conferences, retreats or music fests -- and provides facilities for them to
have a great experience...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Top-notch local performances at
international standards, promoting cultural exchange, is the goal of the
Ministry of Tourism to boost the Bahamian economy. Dwight Armbrister, director of Religious
Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, said that co-branding in Religious Tourism music
concerts, as was done for the recent Easter Gospel Fest – with local and
international artists sharing the stage -- leads to benefits for local artists,
visiting artists, and the Bahamian economy.
New Junior Minister of Tourism To Be Named This Week
- Apr 14, 2015 - 3:39:44 PM
By the end of this week, a new junior minister of tourism will be
named and will take on the mammoth task of bridging the gap between the
government and the youth in the country’s number one industry.
from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Exuma, Long Island, Bimini,
Eleuthera, Cat Island, Berry Islands, Inagua, Mayaguana, San Salvador, Acklins
and Crooked Island are scheduled to compete for the prestigious position.
The competition will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. at
Superclub Breezes Resort, Cable Beach.