What’s new in The Islands of The Bahamas in April
- Apr 6, 2021 - 3:19:02 PM
The Bahamas is heating up this spring with the recent announcement
of the return of cruising to the destination in the coming months and
Expedia Group’s North American sites showing a 170% increase in searches
about the destination in February. With a number of additional
reopenings, The Bahamas is ready to continue to bring visitors the
unparalleled vacation experience it is known for...
Lighthouse Pointe Receives World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp
- Apr 2, 2021 - 9:15:28 AM
The Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort, which reopened on March
25, became Grand Bahama Island’s first hotel to receive the World Travel
& Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, issued by the
Tourism Development Corporation (TDC).
The Tourism Development
Corporation is responsible for approving the World Travel & Tourism
Council’s Safe Travels Stamp. The Stamp recognizes destinations that are
safe and have implemented the health and hygiene protocols that are
aligned with the WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols...
Director General shares optimistic on the state of tourism
- Mar 29, 2021 - 1:26:44 PM
In a recent meeting of The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s
Board of Directors & Membership Meeting, Director General Joy
Jibrilu shared hopeful news that the tourism industry is well on the way
Noting that 2020 was a challenging year, not only
for the country but also globally, Jibrilu expressed her excitement on
the current position that the industry holds. “Our insights show us that
there is huge interest in Caribbean travel, and specifically travel to
Data has shown that this interest has peaked since
the opening of the borders. Reflecting this trend is the latest report
from the Expedia Group’s North American sites...
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism reflects on an unprecedented year and an optimistic future
- Mar 24, 2021 - 3:30:50 PM
After enduring one of the most challenging years in history, which
devastated The Bahamas’ vital tourism industry and resulted in an
unprecedented financial deficit, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation remains unwavering in its commitment to overcome the impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic and help the country move forward to brighter,
more prosperous days.
While this past year has shaken the tourism
economy to its very core, a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan and
streamlined travel protocols...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on the return of Royal Caribbean
- Mar 22, 2021 - 4:41:52 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is thrilled to welcome
back longtime partner Royal Caribbean International, as the cruise line
announced today that Nassau will be the homeport for Adventure of the
Seas, beginning this June. The Bahamas Government and Ministry of
Tourism have worked closely with Royal Caribbean throughout the course
of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is with great pleasure that The Bahamas
embraces its critical role in the return of cruising.
of the Seas will be homeporting in Nassau and visiting additional
islands in The Bahamas including Grand Bahama Island and Perfect Day at
Crystal’s New Luxury Bahamas Escapes open to record bookings
- Mar 22, 2021 - 12:03:25 PM
Luxury cruise travel is back! Recording its biggest single day of
bookings in company history, Crystal reports an extraordinary response
in the first 24 hours of reservations opening for its new Luxury Bahamas
Escapes aboard Crystal Serenity debuting July 3rd. Nearly 4,000
enthusiastic travelers reserved staterooms or suites on at least one of
the seven-night voyages that cruise from Nassau or Bimini roundtrip
booking more than 25 percent of the 16 voyages combined availability.
Almost 200 guests reserved back-to-back voyages with some planning to
spend 42 days on board the company’s flagship...
Expedia launches three Campaigns helping to drive recovery to The Bahamas
- Mar 19, 2021 - 6:58:40 PM
With Spring underway, Expedia is seeing an uptick in people searching
for upcoming getaways to escape the winter blues. Destinations within
the Caribbean have been popular among American travelers planning warm
weather getaways, with Expedia.com searches for Caribbean countries,
including Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas,
Airbnb and The CTO launch campaign to promote tourism to The Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations
- Mar 18, 2021 - 3:26:24 PM
After almost a year of intermittent travel restrictions, Airbnb, the
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and The Bahamas are collaborating
to amplify the country's recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 by
promoting responsible travel to the destination across Airbnb's vast
As part of this alliance, Airbnb and the CTO
are launching a campaign leveraging Airbnb's robust media platforms to
market The Bahamas and other CTO member countries to millions of engaged
BMOTA Statement on Report of security breach of Travel Health Visa Website
- Mar 11, 2021 - 7:05:35 PM
It has been brought to the attention of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
& Aviation that there is currently in circulation on social media, a
report of a security breach of sensitive data on the website that hosts
the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application process.
We categorically state that there has been no such breach or compromise of our systems or databases...
What’s new in The Islands of The Bahamas in March
- Mar 8, 2021 - 5:23:31 PM
The Bahamas is setting its sights on a busy spring filled with
romance, reopenings, awards and hot deals perfect for an extended-stay
in The Bahamas. With new hotel reopenings in Nassau and Grand Bahama
this month and plenty of savings, there is no better time to start
planning a Bahamian getaway.
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Hosts Virtual Romance Expos – On
March 10, the MOTA...
Tourism Minister attends Bahamas Charter Yacht Show In West Palm Beach
- Mar 1, 2021 - 11:24:50 AM
Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA),
attended the opening of a special Bahamas Charter Yacht Show, on
February 25, at the Rybovich Superyacht Marina in West Palm Beach,
The two-day charter broker-only show was organized by
the Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) in partnership with the BMOTA
and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA)...
Blue Lagoon receives WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
- Feb 18, 2021 - 2:29:50 PM
Blue Lagoon is the first tourist attraction in The Bahamas to receive
the Safe Travels Stamp indicating the attraction’s readiness for the
return of visitors and residents to this tourism experience. The stamp
issued by the Bahamas’ Safe Travels Stamp Ambassador, the Tourism
Development Corporation, recognizes Blue Lagoon for its enhanced health
and safety protocols put in place by the World Travel and Tourism
The Islands of The Bahamas as a destination has also been designated as a Safe Travels Destination...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and Royal Bahamas Police Force strengthen partnership
- Feb 18, 2021 - 11:34:53 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) seeks to
strengthen its partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF).
This objective was at the top of the agenda of a recent meeting between
Dr. Kenneth Romer, Executive Director, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation and Commissioner Paul Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Police Force,
as they engaged in a critical stakeholder meeting at the Police
During the meeting, Dr. Romer updated Commissioner
Rolle on the national and global tourism outlook...
Ministry of Tourism on Outstanding Industrial Agreement Payments to Airport Authority Employees
- Feb 16, 2021 - 8:06:37 PM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, which has ministerial
responsibility for the Airport Authority, is aware of concerns being
raised by Airport Authority employees through their Union, the Bahamas
Public Services Union, about certain sums of money to be paid as a part
of the Industrial Agreement. The Government of The Bahamas has agreed
to pay all outstanding monies owed to the Airport Authority employees
over a 6month period commencing the March 2021 pay-period.
Ministry has remained fully committed to honouring all agreed terms of
the Industrial Agreement, and this has been communicated.
BMOTA announces " From The Bahamas With Love" Virtual Romance Expo
- Feb 10, 2021 - 11:30:09 AM
The Bahamas, one of the world’s leading destinations for weddings and
honeymoons, is gearing up to host two virtual events - From The Bahamas
With Love - to showcase the vast offerings for romantic escapes
throughout the destination. The expo will bring together industry
leaders, partners, hotels, venues and services for a truly unique and
educational experience for trade and consumer participants...
Establishment of the Exuma Community Multi-purpose Co-operative Society Limited.
- Jan 27, 2021 - 10:05:09 AM
The Island of Exuma is now poised to meet the challenges and
opportunities of a resurgence in Tourism, with the establishment of the
Exuma Community Multi-purpose Co-operative Society Limited.
the assistance of Ms. Cheryl Bowe-Moss, Director of Society at the
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources and Mrs. Joy Nichols,
Senior Co-operative Officer, the Exuma Co-operative has brought together
over thirty persons involved in Farming, Fishing , Arts and Craft and
The 2021 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show scheduled for late February 2021, postponed until 2022.
- Jan 12, 2021 - 7:54:57 PM
The 2021 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show scheduled for late February 2021, postponed until 2022.
Bahamas Charter Yacht Show Committee has announced today, “That after
much thought and consideration to the charter yachts and crew
participating, charter brokers travelling from abroad, and out of
respect for the Government and people of The Bahamas during this COVID
environment, the annual Bahamas Charter Yacht Show, scheduled for
February of 2021 in Nassau...
What’s new in The Islands of The Bahamas in 2021
- Jan 12, 2021 - 1:55:58 PM
The Islands of The Bahamas are kicking off the New Year with new hotel
opening, continued reopenings and increased airlift from major
international markets, giving travelers plenty of reasons to add the
destination to their 2021 bucket lists. With the new and improved
Bahamas.com, future travelers can explore all that the islands have to
offer while planning their next Bahamian getaway.
Bahamas Invites Santa to Defrost on Stocking Island – After a busy
holiday season, The Bahamas has invited Santa to hang up his suit...
Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation on the passing of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
- Jan 5, 2021 - 5:15:38 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation extends sincere condolences on the passing of Gordon “Butch” Stewart.
decades ago, the visionary Jamaican hotelier Butch Stewart brought the
Sandals brand to The Bahamas and joined hands with us in building a
leading tourism destination.
Today, as we mourn
the passing of a global trailblazer in the hospitality industry...