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Bahamas DG leads delegation at CTO NYC 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 - 2:40:22 PM

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Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Joy Jibrilu, led the Bahamas contingent at the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Week 2019, in New York City.

The Bahamas team under the leadership of the Director General included the local staff of the Bahamas Tourist Office, New York as well as a Bahamian culinary team that represented The Bahamas in CTO’s Annual Rum and Rhythm Festival...
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Hundreds of Agents visit Freeport Bahamas as part of Large Cruise Fam - Jun 12, 2019 - 11:00:38 AM

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A group of over 200 travel agents converged on Freeport, Grand Bahama over the weekend as part of what The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line  (BPCL) dubbed “The Worlds’s largest Seminar at Sea and Fam.”

The travel agent take-over on the Island was jointly sponsored and hosted by BPCL  and the Sales Team of The Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida, who were joined on the Island by the local stakeholders including The Bahamas Tourist Office, Grand Bahama and various Hotels and Resorts...
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Bahamas ' Summertime In Freeport' updates continue in Atlanta - Jun 6, 2019 - 11:30:56 AM

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“An unqualified success,” was how attendees to the ‘Summertime in Freeport’ presentation described the gala event hosted by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) Atlanta Sales Team.

The dynamic preview of summertime fun and excitement in Freeport, Grand Bahama drew Bahamas Specialist travel agents, Atlanta influencers and media to the stylish Buckhead Club overlooking the Atlanta skyline... 
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Promotes Summertime in Freeport - May 31, 2019 - 4:05:39 PM

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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) officials are working feverishly to promote “Summertime In Freeport” – a campaign aimed at boosting arrivals on the island.

Over the past several weeks, officials hosted a number of Bahamas Night events to educate travel agents and other stakeholders on the summertime events and myriad of activities available in Freeport...
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The Bahamas Tourist Office and Delta Vacations join forces to promote The Islands Of The Bahamas in Raleigh, North Carolina - May 30, 2019 - 12:06:52 PM
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Representatives from Delta Vacations and  the Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta along with leading industry executives from Baha Mar, Sandals, and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board recently delivered a series of dynamic presentations that took top Delta Vacations travel agent producers on a whirlwind trip to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

Spearheading the efforts on behalf of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA), Garbrielle Archer, Area Manager of the Bahamas Tourist office, Atlanta, worked with her team to update the 35 top Delta Vacations Travel Agents on What’s New in The Islands Of The Bahamas (TIOTB)...
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Bahamas Delegation Chairs 64th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas - May 26, 2019 - 11:57:17 AM

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Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Joy Jibrilu, along the Hon. Michael C. Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, represented The Bahamas at the recent UNWTO  Regional Commission for the Americas and the International Seminar on Destination Management- New Challenges, New Solutions, held in La Antigua and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

This annual event, in its 64th year, assembled the Ministers of Tourism of the Americas Region, with the aim to address the new challenges in destination management and the role of Destination Management Organizations (DMOs)...
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Bahamas' First ITB China trip sucessfully ended - May 22, 2019 - 3:30:08 PM

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On May 15th-17th, 2019, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation participated in ITB China 2019 in Shanghai as the Official “Island Travel Partner”. The Bahamas, which participated in China's B2B tourism industry exhibition for the first time this year, used its unique booth, enthusiastic speeches and fun interactive activities to show its audience the unique charm of the Caribbean country.

Paul Strachan, Senior Director Canada of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, delivered a keynote speech at the ITB Speech Center on “The Islands Of The Bahamas...
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The Government seeks to privatize Nassau Flight Services - May 19, 2019 - 9:53:54 AM

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation are inviting proposals from qualified Bahamian firms for the Purchase or Franchise Agreement for Nassau Flight Services (NFS).

NFS operates at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) International Pre-Clearance and International terminals, San Salvador Airport and Exuma International Airport and provides Airport Ground Handling, Passenger Operations and Ancillary Services...
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Bahamas Launch 'Summertime in Freeport" Presentation Aboard Super Yacht in South Florida - May 17, 2019 - 1:15:32 PM

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Guests were not dressed in formal wear or tuxes, but the evening was a grand, gala-style event aboard a Super Yacht in Miami, Florida for the launch of ‘Summertime in Freeport,’ a presentation of Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida.

The event, which promised a sneak preview of summertime fun and excitement in Freeport, Grand Bahama, drew travel agents, local South Florida influencers and media.  It featured a red-carpet entry boarding of the mega yacht, Seafair berthed at a port in downtown Miami, and a sail-away from the port for the evening’s affair...
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Tourism Development Corporation Launches Community Based Tourism Workshop - May 16, 2019 - 9:33:51 AM

In a bid to drive more tourism entrepreneur opportunities, the Tourism Development Corporation(TDC) recently launched a Community Based Tourism Workshop at the University of The Bahamas (UB).

Under the theme, “Empowering Bahamians, Encouraging Entrepreneurship,” the TDC collaborated with UB to present a business model that could create community based tourism throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas...
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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and Industry partners heavily promote The Bahamas in Mexico - May 12, 2019 - 4:40:16 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) led by the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, along with leading industry executives from Atlantis, Baha Mar, British Colonial Hilton, The Ocean Club, Sandals Resorts, RIU, Meliá Nassau Beach Resort, Viva Wyndham Fortuna, Majestic Tours, Bahamas Experience, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board and Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, delivered  a series of dynamic presentations that took media outlets and tour operators in Mexico City on a whirlwind trip to The Islands Of The Bahamas...
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Nassau and The Exumas featured in 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue - May 8, 2019 - 11:30:56 AM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation once again welcomed the highly regarded Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (SI) team to The Bahamas for the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue shoot, which hits stands nationwide today. SI producers, crew and talent headed to Great Exuma and Nassau in February for a two-part project that will showcase the destination across SI’s print and digital platforms bringing The Bahamas to the attention of more than 70 million consumers...
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Bahamas’ participation in 5k Run directly benefits South Florida - May 6, 2019 - 2:40:16 PM

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The Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) Florida’s participation in the recent Uptown 5K on the Runway Race will directly assist South Florida through the work of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation, organizers of the event themed, “Where Compassion takes Flight.”

The charitable event that took place on the runway of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) was the brainchild of the Director of Trustbridge Foundation, Valerie Vitale and Rufus James, Airport Manager at FXE...
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New Orleans Mayor Welcomed Bahamas Tourism Minister at New Orleans Jazz Festival - May 6, 2019 - 10:56:37 AM

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City of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell welcomed Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar to the New Orleans Jazz Festival on Friday.  A Bahamian delegation of top Junkanoo performers, musicians and artists/entertainers were part of the lineup for this 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival during its second weekend, May 2-5, 2019.  Bahamian artists have enjoyed a 'special relationship' with New Orleans, its music, culture and heritage since 1983.  In the  photo, from left: Nadir Hasan...
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Bahamian student Captain Ernea Miller flying the skies in Florida - May 5, 2019 - 3:52:48 PM

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Captain Ernea Miller, is a Bahamian private pilot, flying the skies in Florida and charting her own course. The twenty one year old pilot is a student at the Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, who took time from her busy schedule to stop at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s booth during the recent Sun n Fun International Fly In and Aviation Expo in Lakeland, Florida; which is the second largest aviation conference in the world...
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New Marketing Campaign Featuring Lenny Kravitz Invites Travelers to Fly Away to The Bahamas - May 5, 2019 - 9:35:08 AM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation presented its new creative campaign featuring Bahamian-American rock legend Lenny Kravitz to Canadian media and travel industry partners during a local campaign launch event May 2 at the Bisha Hotel. Set to the lyrics of Kravitz’s hit song Fly Away, the television commercial and supporting marketing campaign capture his deep personal connection to The Bahamas, as well as the pure adrenaline rush of exploring the archipelago’s 100,000 square miles by boat and plane. The campaign debuted in January in the U.S. and will begin running in broadcast markets across Canada this week...
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Bahamas promoted as family friendly destination at S. Florida Children's Festival - May 2, 2019 - 10:53:08 AM

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The Islands Of The Bahamas was the destination sponsor of “Our Kids World” Fun Fest, that took place over the past weekend at the South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach.

The festival that was held in an Expo Center at the Fairgrounds drew thousands of kids and their parents and presented an opportunity for The Bahamas to share on the different types of activities and hotels in the country, that will best meet the needs of persons interested in family vacations...
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Bahamian drink dazzles crowds in South Florida - May 1, 2019 - 11:22:08 AM

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The crowds in attendance at the recent Taste of The Islands Experience, downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, were wowed and just could not get enough of the drink prepared for tasting by Bahamian mixologist, Marv Cunningham.

The line was long at the Bahamas booth during the South Florida food and drink tasting event, which took place at History Fort Lauderdale.  Many festivalgoers kept returning to taste more and more of the “Tallest Mango Tree drink.” ...
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Five Local Spas Nominated For World Spa Awards - Apr 26, 2019 - 3:55:42 PM

Five spas within the Islands Of The Bahamas are battling for the top spot in the fifth annual World Spa Awards 2019.

The nominees for the best spa include Mandara Spa, Atlantis Paradise Island; Red Lane Spa at Sandals Emerald Bay, Exuma; Red Lane Spa Resort and Offshore Island, New Providence; Seaspa at Grand Isle Resort and Spa, Exuma and The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, Paradise Island...
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Bahamas well received at Rib Roundup Country Music Festival in West Palm Beach - Apr 22, 2019 - 5:15:39 PM

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The islands of The Bahamas was a major hit at the Rib Roundup Country Music Festival held recently in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Concertgoers got a taste of the Bahamian culture and in particular, a sneak preview of what Grand Bahama has to offer.
 
Mango, Grand Bahama’s leading musician, charmed audience and concertgoers to the sounds of the Bahamas, as he sang, danced and played his keyboard, tambourine and maracas shakers...
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