The Islands of The Bahamas Lands Top Spots at The World Travel Awards
- Jan 21, 2020 - 10:38:27 PM
The World Travel Awards, held at Sandals Royal Bahamian, is acknowledged
across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and celebrates brands
and destinations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence
and often referred to as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry.
Islands of The Bahamas was named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island
Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards. “For The Bahamas to be
awarded this particular accolade, especially on the tail of Hurricane
Grand Bahama island off to a great start in the New Year with accolades, special offers and renovated product
- Jan 21, 2020 - 9:39:04 AM
The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) is optimistic about the
island’s prospects in the New Year, as the recovery continues apace, and
confidence in their tourism product expands.
Carnival Cruise Lines
bestowed on UNEXSO the prestigious "Caribbean's Leading Tour Operator"
award, which recognizes the company that receives the highest ratings
from both their passengers and onboard shore excursion staff for shore
excursions conducted the previous season...
Lucayan National Park reopens; BNT says restoration still underway
- Jan 20, 2020 - 12:00:54 PM
Lucayan National Park, a major tourist attraction on Grand Bahama, has
officially reopened after a temporary closure caused by hurricane
damage. Managed and protected by The Bahamas National Trust (BNT),
Lucayan National Park is an eco-lover’s haven, containing one of the
longest charted underwater cave systems in the world, as well as every
vegetative zone found in The Bahamas all in one park...
Tommy Gainey earns four-shot win at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
- Jan 16, 2020 - 9:53:05 AM
Holding a slim lead for most of the day, Tommy Gainey birdied his last
three holes en route to his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory at The
Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. At 11-under, Gainey
topped John Oda and Dylan Wu by four shots.
“I definitely didn’t
expect it this week,” said Gainey, a former PGA TOUR champion at the
2012 RSM Classic. “As you know, the last time I played here (in 2017) I
shot 87-84. But it’s a new year, new tournament...
FCCA Poster Competition 2019: 3rd Place Winner
- Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00:17 AM
Marissa Capron of St. Anne's High School received the third
place prize of $1,000 in the senior division of the Florida Caribbean
Cruise Association's (FFCA) 2019 Children's Poster Contest. As part of
her prize, her school also received $1,000. The annual competition again
invited students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to
submit entries. Last year's’ theme “Solutions For Ocean Pollution”
sought to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean
students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the
importance of environmental protection. (L to R) Monique V. Hepburn,
Director of Cruise and Maritime in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation...
Dylan Wu claims 36-hole lead at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
- Jan 14, 2020 - 8:35:45 AM
After a 5-under 67 on Sunday led to a T2 position entering the second
round, Dylan Wu carded a front-nine 31 and an eventual 66 on Monday to
open up a seven-stroke lead on the field. At 11-under, Wu leads George
Cunningham and John Oda at 4-under and three players at 3-under. Play
was suspended due to darkness at 5:48 p.m. with five groups remaining on
the course at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay...
The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
- Jan 13, 2020 - 6:11:45 PM
Sandals Emerald Bay GC | Great Exuma, Bahamas | January 12-15, 2020
Golf Course: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Par 72 / 7,001 yards)
Course Designer: Greg Norman
Purse: $600,000 (Winner: $108,000 / 500 points)...
New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top 52 places to go in 2020
- Jan 9, 2020 - 6:05:34 PM
The New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top "52 places to go
in 2020." The article listed The Bahamas at number 22 among the other
countries. Reassuring readers, despite the devastation of Hurricane
Dorian to two Islands in the archipelago, 15 islands are open for
business and are ready to receive visitors...
The Bahamas lands seven nominations in USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards
- Jan 8, 2020 - 11:27:25 AM
The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to maintain their spot as one of the
hottest Caribbean destinations as they go head to head with other
Caribbean nominees for top spots in the 2020 USA Today Caribbean
Readers’ Choice Awards.
With sunny skies, incredible cuisine and
enviously blue waters, the destination has landed seven nominations in
seven different categories, namely Best Caribbean Beach, Best Caribbean
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Disney Cruise Line partner to spread holiday cheer at Albury Sayle Primary School in Nassau
- Dec 19, 2019 - 2:53:41 PM
In support of the company’s ongoing efforts to provide joy during the
holiday season, Disney Cruise Line and Captain Mickey brought the magic
of storytelling to more than 200 students at Albury Sayle Primary School
in Nassau, including children who were displaced due to Hurricane
“There’s nothing like bringing a smile to a
child’s face and spreading good cheer, especially during this special
time of year,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line...
Santa's Wonderland thrills Grand Bahama Residents
- Dec 18, 2019 - 3:26:56 PM
The highly-anticipated Christmas In The Bahamas: Santa’s Wonderland
event kicked off on December 16 at the YMCA, bringing some Christmas
magic to local children and adults alike. Hosted by Bass Pro Shops in
partnership with Convoy of Hope, the official opening of the four-day
Christmas-themed event attracted hundreds for an evening jam-packed with
thrills and surprises.
Santa’s Wonderland lived up to its name,
transforming parts of the YMCA playing field into a Christmas village
complete with real snow and the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus...
Bahamas Tourism Director General named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year
- Dec 17, 2019 - 10:32:34 AM
Expert stewardship and deft handling of the post Dorian climate in The
Bahamas were just a few of the attributes that landed the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu, the prestigious title
of Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year, according to the Caribbean
Director General of Tourism of the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Mrs. Joy Jibrilu responded to the
announcement of the award:“I’m still processing the gravity of
such a prestigious award. It is indeed both humbling, personally
gratifying and a great way to end...
Airlift to major Bahamas destinations increases to accommodate visitor demand
- Dec 16, 2019 - 4:40:11 PM
As The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to push its “15 Islands Open for
Business” message in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the country
continues to see an increase in airlift to three of its major
destinations making it increasingly easy for visitors to travel from
cities across the U.S. and Canada to enjoy a Bahamas vacation.
Islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, in the North West Bahamas, were both
devastated by the recent catastrophic Hurricane Dorian (September
2019), however, Grand Bahama Island is recovering speedily and therefore...
Bahamas Tourism Hosts Holiday Party to Thank S Florida Partners and Celebrate
- Dec 16, 2019 - 12:23:14 PM
The Bahamas Tourist Office Sales and Marketing team recently organized a
holiday event that was hosted in a lounge at the Brightline Station,
Miami, to say thank you as well as celebrate with their South Florida
travel industry, corporate and media partners.
The well attended
event provided an opportunity for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to
convey thanks to its Florida partners and friends for the generous
outpouring of love for the country in the wake of the devastating
United Airlines adds new service from Denver To The Bahamas In 2020
- Dec 16, 2019 - 9:50:45 AM
For the first time ever, travelers from the Denver area can take
advantage of non-stop flights to Nassau, The Bahamas, just in time for
spring 2020 travel. Beginning March 7, 2020, United Airlines will launch
a Saturday-only nonstop service between Denver International Airport
(DEN) and Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau...
Top executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism meet with its emerging leaders to prepare for the future of the tourism industry
- Dec 10, 2019 - 3:32:25 PM
At a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Global Sales and Marketing
meeting, the top executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism met
with the emerging leaders of their tourism team to discuss and prepare
them for the future of the tourism industry. The Director General of
the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, and the Deputy Director
General, Mr. Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, joined Executive Director of
Global Sales, Mrs. Bridgette King, for the three-day gathering that
brought together the first cadre of talented young professionals that
will help propel the Ministry of Tourism into the future...
Bahamas Travel Show
- Dec 9, 2019 - 12:40:03 PM
As part of its ‘Bahamas Is Open For Business’ marketing campaign, the
Bahamas Tourist Office in Plantation, Florida in conjunction with its
partnership with Hubbard Radio Alpha Media Network, in West Palm Beach,
will conduct three special editions of The Bahamas Travel Show.
Show was designed to further heighten The Bahamas’ diverse and
impressive brand, increase market visibility, engage loyal listeners,
increase visitor interest and bookings to its destination and
Hero World Challenge donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund
- Dec 9, 2019 - 10:40:45 AM
Hero World Challenge Donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund.From left
Tiger Woods, Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp and
Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation.Creators of
the ONE Bahamas Fund - Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, NEXUS Luxury
Collection, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and members from the ALBANY
community - have pledged $6 million toward Hurricane Dorian relief and
rebuilding efforts to be matched by those who share their passion to
help those impacted by the devastating hurricane...