19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival
- Apr 19, 2017 - 10:38:33 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Monday, April 17th, the 19th Annual
Pelican Point Coconut Festival kicked off at the Pelican Point festival
grounds in McLean's Town with over 3,000 attendees on site.
native festival, which began at 11:00 am, was filled with excitement,
and featured several coconut-themed activities for those who wanted to
fully embrace the theme of the event.
Approximately 70 miles east of the city of Freeport, Pelican Point is known for its lush coconut trees and beautiful beaches...
Marketing Team Records Bahamas Updates at CBS Los Angeles Studio
- Apr 18, 2017 - 11:35:00 AM
A marketing team from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently used the
opportunity in Los Angeles to visit the CBS studio there to record all
that is exciting and new in The Bahamas, to be shared with consumers in
that market. The recorded interviews were with special emphasis on new
resorts in The Bahamas, as well as cultural and heritage festivals and
signature sporting events in The Islands.
The interviews are being used as commercials and are airing on AMP Radio 97 in Los Angeles, CA, through June of this year...
Bahamas Tourism Office Launches Ambitious Road Show
- Apr 18, 2017 - 11:09:26 AM
The Bahamas Tourism Offices (BTO) launched the first in a series of
ambitious sales missions across Florida designed to reengage the
traveling public ahead of the summer and winter seasons.
mission, aptly renamed the ‘Bahamas Product Celebration’, kicked off in
Miami at the W South Beach on Wednesday night. The celebration
culminated with a down home ‘party in the backyard’...
Ministry of Tourism to Host Easter Gospel Fest At Clifford Park
- Apr 14, 2017 - 2:44:11 AM
As the country gets ready for the Easter Holiday weekend, the Ministry
of Tourism is looking forward to bringing a dynamic and exciting Easter
Gospel concert at Clifford Park on Sunday, April 16.
The annual event will bring some of the country’s best gospel talents together for a night of thanksgiving.
Director of Religious Tourism Dwight Armbrister said the idea of the event is to give thanks to God...
MS Amadea Calls on Freeport Harbour
- Apr 13, 2017 - 6:30:22 PM
On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017,
representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Freeport Harbor
Company welcomed the Captain and Crew of the MS Amadea.
As is customary for new vessels and long-time returning vessels like the
MS Amadea, a ceremonial plaque exchange between tourism stakeholders
and the ship Captain was held on board the vessel.
The MS Amadea is a chartered vessel of the Germany-based Phoenix Reisen...
Frequent Visitor Conducts Successful Cleanup in McLean’s Town With Its Residents
- Apr 13, 2017 - 10:14:17 AM
For frequent visitor to Grand Bahama, Steve Wilson, “the reef
restoration and coastal clean up on April 8, in McLean’s Town, was a
labor of love and an opportunity to tangibly give back to a community
that had given so much to me,” he said.
“The Coconut Creek
resident said he “fell in love with The Bahamas many years ago. The
serene beauty, natural charm and above all, love and warmth of its
friendly people, like Captain Phil, BarrieThomas and the entire Thomas
Family, who have become like family to me, keeps me coming back”....
Hundreds turn up to Bahamian Party in Washington DC
- Apr 12, 2017 - 2:11:47 PM
The combination of Bahamian food, drinks, music and culture all makes
for one thing- a slamming party in the backyard. Hundreds of invited
guests including industry partners, members of the media and Bahamians
living in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Virginia (DMV) area
were recently treated to just that.
The Islands Of The Bahamas
hosted a “party in da backyard” at the Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill
Maryland that was filled with Bahamian delights.
The beat of the goat skin drum, the steady clang of the cowbells and the
melodic rhythm of the brass horns, got the party started. As the
Junkanoo Group weaved through the exuberant crowd, many partygoers
Bahamian Culture A Hit With South California Travel Agents
- Apr 12, 2017 - 10:05:25 AM
California Travel Agents danced, clapped and joined in the cultural,
"Ring Play" of The Bahamas, at the recent Bahamas Presentations and
Cultural Extravaganzas in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
both events, agents voluntarily shared throughout that the outdoor
terraces of the hotels in both cities were the perfect venue for a
Bahamas Cultural themed event. An agent was heard saying that the only
thing missing was, "the white sand beaches and the renowned beautiful,
blue waters of The Bahamas...
Grand Bahama Island Wins 5 Cacique Awards
- Apr 10, 2017 - 11:12:50 PM
Five Cacique Awards up for grabs on Saturday, April 8, went to Grand
Bahama residents, with finalists in four categories. The event was held
in Nassau at Baha Mar Convention Centre.
The purpose of the
Cacique Awards is to recognize the role people and organizations have
played in making a positive impact on the quality and growth of tourism
in The Bahamas.
Bahamas Tourism Industry Partners Happy About New Business Opportunities
- Apr 9, 2017 - 1:52:40 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) along with its hotel industry
partners who attended the 2017 Sun n Fun International Fly In and Expo
in Lakeland, Florida, April 4-9, 2017 are happy with the group leads and
new business opportunities they obtained during the 6-days aviation
“Based on the high level of exposure the Islands of The Bahamas received
through its prominent brand displays and strong partnership with Sun n
Fun, along with numerous live radio and television broadcasts, seminars,
one on one meetings with pilots and other contracted business
opportunities our hoteliers procured, we could not have been more
pleased,” said Omar Isaacs, General Manager of Vertical Markets at the
Michael Wallace Wins Jr. Minister of Tourism Competition
- Apr 7, 2017 - 2:46:13 PM
Michael Wallace has been declared the new Bahamas Junior Minister of
Tourism after beating out 13 other students from throughout the Islands
of The Bahamas in a highly competitive speech competition.
Wallace, a student of St. Anne’s High School in New Providence, said the experience has been invaluable.
has been a great experience so far engaging in conversations with all
the persons who have been here from the preliminaries, the semifinals
and finally the finals. To win this competition is a great honor,
there'’ so much that I'm looking forward to what I intend to do as the
new Junior minister of tourism,” he said...
Bahamian dancers to join Beach Soccer cheerleaders at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- Apr 5, 2017 - 2:27:25 PM
Bahamian talent and culture will be on full display during the FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 thanks to a new and exciting
addition to the tournament’s entertainment lineup.
from the Host Country will take to the sand with the professional beach
soccer cheerleaders. A special casting was held in Nassau in February
during the CONCACAF Championship, and eight talented Bahamian dancers
got the chance to audition for the opportunity of a lifetime...
Northern Bahamas Sports Tourism Symposium
- Apr 3, 2017 - 11:47:03 PM
On Saturday, April 1st, the Ministry of Tourism's Sports Tourism
Department held its inaugural Northern Bahamas Sports Tourism Symposium
at the Pelican Bay Hotel.
The invitational symposium, organized specifically to assist sporting
event organizers on Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, and Abaco, touched on
the various aspects of planning world-class sporting events for the
Northern Islands of The Bahamas.
Betty Bethel, Director, Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island, stated
that "We realized that in our re-positioning of the destination, Grand
Bahama fits perfectly with athletic events, various youth groups, and
amateur athletic events"...
Exuma set to benefit from Fyre Festival
- Apr 3, 2017 - 11:39:55 AM
The island of Exuma will come to life with an explosive and pulsating
festival in late April that is set to give the island a significant
The Fyre Festival, described as a departure from
the familiar, will deliver a one-of-a-kind immersive experience in
music, culture, art, culinary delights and luxury for an unprecedented
event over the two weekends.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is
working tirelessly with Fyre Festival organizers to ensure that the 2017
festival is unforgettable for the over 5,000 guests expected to descend
on the island between April 28-30 and again on May 5-7.
Boston Travel Agents Brave City's Chill For "More Bahamas"
- Apr 2, 2017 - 10:41:38 PM
The recent Trade Show/Dinner Presentation/Cultural Extravaganza by The
Islands of The Bahamas in the cities of Burlington and Quincy, MA, drew
crowds of travel agents despite chilly temperatures.
Temperatures in Boston recently dipped to the low teens as the area
experienced a chilly spell at the very onset of the Spring Season.
The low temperatures did not daunt travel agents who showed up in good
numbers at the recent Bahamas events and raved about the fun and
excitement as they left the venues to return to the Boston chill
Bahamas Begins 2017 International Travel Promotions at ITB Berlin
- Mar 31, 2017 - 4:34:03 PM
International promotions for The Islands Of The Bahamas for 2017
beginning at the world’s largest travel show ITB Berlin which attracts
hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Deputy Director General for
the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Ellison Thompson made a major announcement
during the travel show to German tour operators, travel agents and the
“A new direct flight serviced by Condor Airlines from
Frankfurt Germany to Nassau will begin on November 6th. This flight not
only services the German market but opens up the way for more visitors
from Eastern European, Scandinavia and those flights to Germany from the
Middle East,” stated Mr. Thompson...
The Bahamas Spotlights st Major Cruise Industry Event
- Mar 31, 2017 - 12:40:24 PM
The Bahamas recently hosted three receptions and co-sponsored the
culminating gala dinner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association at
the 33rd Annual Seatrade Cruise Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The
Bahamas’ unforgettable slogan “It’s Better in The Bahamas” and its brand
recognition, was evidenced by the attendance of more than 500 delegates
at sponsored events.
Seatrade is a leading international
exhibition and conference event bringing together buyers and suppliers
for a week of networking, sourcing, innovation, and education, with more
than 700 exhibitors and12,000 visitors...
Gathering of the Saints Apostolic and Prophetic Conference
- Mar 31, 2017 - 9:58:01 AM
The month of March ushered in a glory harvest for the hundreds of
residents and visitors who fellowshipped on Grand Bahama Island during
the inaugural Gathering of the Saints Apostolic and Prophetic
Conference, March 20th – 26th at A Call to Holiness Ministries, Agape
Apostle Anthony Grant of A Call to Holiness Ministries,
Agape House and host Pastor said that the event was a gathering of all
of the member churches from around the world, including India, Canada,
Haiti, Trinidad and the United States...
Grand Bahama Faith Fest Exceeds Expectations of Organizers and Guests
- Mar 29, 2017 - 11:49:20 AM
The highly anticipated Grand Bahama Faith Fest, organized by Bishop
Henry Fernandez Ministries and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT),
held March 23-25, 2017 at the Grand Lucayan Resort was a resounding
According to organizers, the event was unequivocally enjoyed by all who attended, and exceeded their expectations.
Hundreds of persons from throughout the United States of America,
Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and The Bahamas, as well as members of the
Baha Mar soft opening one month away
- Mar 24, 2017 - 9:22:05 PM
Baha Mar, which will partially open in exactly one month, is the
‘greatest tourism development in The Bahamas in the last 20 years’,”
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said on Tuesday.
minister’s comment came as Baha Mar received its temporary certificate
of occupancy (TCO) from the government. Up to 1,000 rooms will be open
for Baha Mar’s April 21 soft launch.
“We will have one of the
more modern facilities and the brands are incredible that are coming
here and certainly the largest casino floor in the Caribbean,”
Wilchcombe said following the handover ceremony at Baha Mar...