Grand Bahama Tourism prepares for TS Erika
- Aug 28, 2015 - 5:38:19 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is in a
state of readiness as Tropical Storm Erika moves toward The Islands of
All hotels, resorts and marinas on Grand Bahama
Island have activated their hurricane programs and are taking all
necessary precautions to protect visitors and residents alike.
of 11:00am today the Northern Bahamas remains on Tropical Storm Watch;
which means that tropical storm conditions are possible...
Bahamas Tourism readies for TS Erika
- Aug 28, 2015 - 6:42:34 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is in a state
of readiness as Tropical Storm Erika moves toward The Islands of The
BMOT’s crisis management team is closely monitoring the
progress of TS Erika and liaising with the National Emergency Management
Agency, Bahamas Hotel Association, Nassau Development Company and other
The team, comprised of various department
heads and key stakeholders, will launch its command center at the
British Colonial Hilton on Friday, August 28. It will remain activated
until the storm has left The Bahamas...
Extreme Weight Loss TV show shoots 2 episodes in Grand Bahama
- Aug 21, 2015 - 5:24:27 PM
Grand Bahama Island gained media attention and audience exposure through
playing host to the popular television show, Extreme Weight Loss.
ABC television show, now in its fifth season, shot two episodes on
Grand Bahama. The first will air August 26. The island is the backdrop
to several physical challenges in which cast members will participate in
their overall quest to lose extreme weight levels.
Grand Lucayan Beach and Golf Resort and the Bahamas Film & Television Commission partnered with the show's...
Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism Goes ‘All Out’ for Sunwing Passengers
- Aug 20, 2015 - 4:01:53 PM
Bahama - After delays in Philadelphia and then redirection to Nassau,
Sunwing 186 passengers finally arrived on Grand Bahama for their
Director of Ministry of Tourism Betty Bethel said en
route to Grand Bahama from Philadelphia via Vacation Express they
unfortunately experienced numerous delays while in Philadelphia, and
then upon approach to Grand Bahama were not able to land due to an air
traffic control glitch...
Delta increases flights to Exuma, Bahamas
- Aug 19, 2015 - 2:45:16 PM
The Exumas, an archipelago of 365 cays and islands in The Bahamas,
are an exotic collection of dream destinations and home to the world
famous swimming pigs. The Exumas are now even easier to get to as
Delta Air Lines has recently announced increasing the non-stop flights
from their Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to George Town. Exuma.
Starting in December, the three flights per week will be increased to
Delta’s Atlanta to George Town (Exuma International Airport) schedule...
Tourists Attracted to Goombay Summer Festival in Nassau
- Aug 18, 2015 - 4:34:21 PM
The Ministry of Tourism has hit the mark with Goombay Summer Festival as
hundreds of tourists are attracted to the event every week at Arawak
Goombay Summer Festival, a signature event of the Ministry
of Tourism, has all the excitement of a family fun event with Bahamian
music, games, food and crafts.
To make sure that tourists
participate in the authentic Bahamian experience, ministry officials
provide transportation from hotels and resorts in Nassau and Paradise
Grand Bahama Junkanoo groups given seed money for Summer Fest finales
- Aug 17, 2015 - 10:36:42 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island,
made a special presentation of funds to local Junkanoo groups at the
Ministry of Tourism’s office, August 17.
Junkanoo groups have
partnered with Tourism to display Junkanoo culture at the Junkanoo
Summer Festivals in West Grand Bahama – in the communities of Eight Mile
Rock and West End. Groups were given seed money to assist with the
grand finale on August 21 and 22...
WestJet Agents Get Familiarization Trip To The Bahamas
- Aug 16, 2015 - 1:26:56 PM
Scores of WestJet Agents got a taste of The Bahamas this week as part of The Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People programme.
The group from the WestJet Call Centre spent the week touring New Providence and learning about The Bahamas.
according to Manager of WestJet Vacations Colleen Tynan, The Bahamas
has always been a popular pick for potential visitors...
New Non-Stop Flights to Grand Bahama Island From Pittsburgh Launched
- Aug 15, 2015 - 12:36:26 PM
With only over 40 days
left in summer, there is the inevitable end fast approaching but The
Bahamas saved the best for last. For residents of the Pittsburgh
Tri-State area including Ohio and West Virginia, Sunwing Airlines and
Vacation Express are helping you maximize the remaining days of summer
by offering easy and affordable packages to visit this paradise of The
Bahamas, with non-stop flights to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
on Friday, the 7th of August, this weekly service is ideal for an easy 4
night, 5 day getaway for you and your partner, the entire family or a
group of friends. The weekly service, from Pittsburgh International
Airport to Grand Bahama Island...
Grand Bahama's Junkanoo Summer Festival canceled Aug 14 & 15
- Aug 14, 2015 - 12:00:44 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Due to inclement weather, the Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama
Island, has decided to cancel the Junkanoo Summer Festival events at Sunset
Village, Eight Mile Rock today (Aug. 14) and West End tomorrow (Aug. 15).
We’d like to ensure a safe and enjoyable
environment, which is not possible if the ground has been saturated with
rain and/or the prediction of evening thunderstorms has been forecast for
the entire weekend...
Entertainment Turns Up At Goombay Summer Festival
- Aug 14, 2015 - 3:18:59 AM
Goombay Summer Festival is continuing this Friday with even more entertainment at Arawak Cay.
Last week, the Ministry of Tourism launched its second sizzling summer festival –Goombay Summer Festival – at Arawak Cay.
The festival featured food, traditional Goombay dancing, friendly competitions, games, a Kiddie Corner and Junkanoo.
But the highlight of the night was a performance by Bahamian legendary music artist Ronnie Butler to close out the night...
Angry Birds Meet Bahamas' Swimming Pigs
- Aug 6, 2015 - 9:54:54 PM
The Bahamas is the backdrop for a greatly anticipated online game, and
the famous swimming pigs are the stars of the new video introducing
Angry Birds 2
to the public.
Digital entertainment developer,
Rovio, the maker of the popular Angry Birds app, recently launched the
publicity campaign for Angry Birds 2. Through its London-based
communications company, Wieden and Kennedy, Rovio has released a
60-second trailer, filmed in The Bahamas with the help of the Bahamas
Film Commission, to whet the appetites of gamers around the world.
Grand Bahama Island visitor occupancy soars for summer 2015
- Aug 6, 2015 - 6:34:37 PM
Bahama Island, Bahamas – August 3, 2015: Grand Bahama Island visitor
arrivals and occupancy levels have increased significantly this year.
show that the occupancy rate for Grand Bahama Island in June has
increased by 18.2 per cent compared to the previous year, to 72 per
cent. Another sign of increased demand is a 40.1 per cent increase in
the year-to-date number of room nights sold in June was 253,941 versus
181,248 from the previous year.
The amount of available rooms was 352,767 in June 2015, as compared to 337,009 last year, an increase of 4.6 per cent.
Goombay Summer Festival Underway at Arawak Cay
- Aug 4, 2015 - 1:36:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Tourism is closing its
sizzling summer celebrations with Goombay Summer Festival at Arawak Cay
every Friday this month.
Coming off the heels of the Junkanoo
Summer Festival, Goombay Summer Festival provides all the fun of
Junkanoo, but with a different beat and feel.
various cultural delights like traditional Goombay Dancers, Ring Play,
Rake n’ Scrape Bands, Limbo and Fire Dancers...
Bahamas a Hit at 2015 Oshkosh EAA AirVenture Show
- Jul 31, 2015 - 8:25:25 AM
PLANTATION, Florida – The Islands of The
Bahamas was once again a smashing hit at the 2015 Oshkosh Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture show, held at Wittman Regional
Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
More than 500,000 aviation
enthusiasts and media professionals from sixty countries and 10,000
aircrafts attended the world’s largest EAA AirVenture show, which
featured daily aerobatic performances, aircraft stimulation and a
diverse selection of iconic vintage, military and experimental
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival undoubtedly a success says Commission
- Jul 29, 2015 - 11:40:35 PM
Officials of the Bahamas National Festival Commission say Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival was “undoubtedly a success” and they are already preparing a
marketing strategy to lure thousands of tourists for the spring cultural
During a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Chairman of the Bahamas National Festival Commission Paul Major reported that a
total of 115,000 people attended the two-weekend event in Grand Bahama and New
He credited the success to a strong marketing effort with the help
of the Ministry of Tourism’s South Florida billboard advertising...
Bahamas Represented at ICAST
- Jul 28, 2015 - 1:32:45 AM
Delegation Travels For World’s Largest Sportsfishing Convention
delegation from the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board and the Ministry
of Tourism traveled to Orlando, Florida recently to participate in the
International Convention of Allied Sportsfishing (ICAST) – the world’s
largest sportfishing trade show.
The convention, which is in its 58th year, was held July 14-17 at the Orange Country Convention Centre...
Bahamas Culture Dazzles at S. Florida Reception
- Jul 26, 2015 - 6:41:32 PM
Coconut Grove, FL, July 24, 2015 - An
impressive crowd including members of South Florida’s Consular Corps,
business and other key influencers in the South Florida community, and
the local media, were feted to a dazzling display of Bahamian culture at
a reception held Thursday, July 23rd, at the Kampong, Coconut Grove, in
celebration of The Bahamas’ 42nd Independence Anniversary.
reception, The Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival kickoff, was a joint
effort between the City of Miami, The Bahamas Consulate General Miami
and The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida and featured the world famous
Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band. Other highlights of the evening
were an exciting display of color and sounds, by group, Bahamas Junkanoo
Revue, and delicious Island tastes from Bahamian chefs flown in for the
Miami / Bahamas Festival of Coconut Grove Festival Delights Miami
- Jul 24, 2015 - 12:46:44 PM
Coconut Grove, FL- Scores of Bahamians and
other special guests were thrilled and dazzled on July 23rd, 2015 as the
City of Miami, the Bahamas Consulate General and the Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism provided a taste of The Bahamas through the Miami/Bahamas
Junkanoo Festival of Coconut Grove.
A special reception was held at The Kampong, Coconut Grove...