Vote For Your Favourite Bahamian Musician
- Oct 25, 2014 - 2:26:37 PM
People’s Choice Award Polls To Close In One Week
Bahamas- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician
honoured in the 2015 Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their
votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.
The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.
Bahamas Tourism Launches Agressive Ad Campaign In Canada
- Oct 24, 2014 - 2:07:45 PM
TORONTO, Canada - The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) hopes to further infiltrate the Canadian
market with the launch of an aggressive media campaign to promote The Islands
of The Bahamas brand and several direct flights into the archipelago.
The campaign comes just in time to support the introduction
of two new Sunwing Airlines direct flights into Grand Bahama from Calgary and
Vancouver beginning November 1, 2014, bringing the airline’s total number of
Canadian cities with direct flights to The Bahamas to eight...
New non-stop service from Western Canada to Freeport
- Oct 24, 2014 - 12:55:55 PM
Vancouver, BC - Tourism
officials are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to
Grand Bahama Island due to the introduction of new weekly direct flights into
Freeport from two Canada gateways.
Residents of Western Canada can look forward to a faster and
easier way to get to The Bahamas when Sunwing Airlines launches its new services
from Vancouver and Calgary on November 1, 2014.
It has been more than 30 years since Grand Bahama welcomed a
direct flight from Vancouver...
Bahamas Tourism officials visit Vancouver, Canada to launch weekly Sunwing flights
- Oct 24, 2014 - 1:00:24 AM
CANADA - Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism officials where in Vancouver, British Columbia on
October 21st to officially launch a weekly flight service to Grand
Bahama Island via Sunwing Vacations starting on November 1st, 2014. The
entourage included the Hon. Minister, Obediah Wilchcombe; Director
General, Joy Jiburilu; and Deputy General of Tourism, Ellison Thompson.
Representing Sunwing Travel Group was Graeme Franklin, Director of Sales.
initially on Saturdays, the flight becomes a direct, non-stop service
departing Fridays from December 19, 2014.
Bahamas Out Island Arrivals Improve
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:40:17 PM
Foreign air and sea arrivals to the Out
Islands have improved by 10 per cent between January and July 2014,
compared to the same period in 2013, according to the latest data from
the Research Statistics and Scanning Units in the Ministry of Tourism.
The statistics, which were released recently, shows that foreign air arrivals to the Out Islands increased by one per cent.
in 2014, air and sea arrivals increased every month except March, which
saw a decrease of 7.5 per cent compared to 2013.
Florida couple ecstatic about winning Bahamas dream wedding In Abaco
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:13:41 PM
PLANTATION, Florida - “Super thrilled and
beyond belief” are the sentiments shared by Pierre Alex Demonsthene, a
legal aide, when he found out that he and his fiancé, WanJira Banfield, a
travel writer and fitness instructor had won a complimentary dream
wedding in Abaco, The Bahamas.
The couple who refers to each
other as ‘Mayor’ (because of Pierre’s diplomatic disposition) and
‘Majesty’ (the regal-style treatment WanJira administers to others) are
one of 16 couples from throughout the United States of America (USA) who
recently won the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s (BMOT) unique social
media “16 Weddings 16 Islands, One Priceless Day” contest...
Grand Bahama Connects Atlanta in time for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival!
- Oct 17, 2014 - 5:03:13 PM
ATLANTA, GA- Connecting the Atlanta
Market to one of The Bahamas’ premier destinations just got easier! Beginning
November 2nd, Delta Airlines will increase its direct air service to
Grand Bahama Island for a second consecutive year, adding daily flights for the
winter and spring seasons to its inventory. With increased airlift on
Saturday’s, beginning in February of 2015, continuing through April, Atlantan’s
will have the opportunity to fly direct to Grand Bahama in time for the start
of the first annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival!
The Bahamas Tourist office and the
Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board set out on a three day Sales and Public
Relations blitz, sensitizing the Atlanta travel market, media houses and
industry partners to the availability and accessibility of Grand Bahama Island
as the perfect international
Sunwing Vacations Launches New Weekly Direct Flights From Vancouver to Grand Bahama
- Oct 17, 2014 - 4:28:30 PM
Residents of Vancouver, Canada can look forward to an easier way to reach the
Bahamas this coming winter with the introduction of a weekly service to
Freeport, Grand Bahama that launches November 01, 2014. Departing
initially on Saturdays, the flight becomes a direct, non-stop service
departing Fridays from December 19, 2014.
Passengers can start off their
vacation in style by taking advantage of Sunwing Airlines'
award-winning Champagne Service that includes a welcome glass of
champagne, complimentary food and wine along with in-flight
entertainment offered at no charge. All packages also include a generous
20kg free baggage allowance...
Acklins Wins Taste Our Bahamas Competition
- Oct 17, 2014 - 3:11:11 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - After a two-weekend tantalizing culinary competition
involving several islands, Acklins has emerged the winner of the Ministry of
Tourism’s Taste Our Bahamas Competition.
In the finale, the judges had the daunting task of judging
seven delicious categories including best crab and dough, best alcoholic
beverages, best rice, best conch salad, best crab dish, best native candy and
best lobster dish.
In the best bread and crab and dough category, Tiffany
Newton of Andros was the overall winner...
25th North Eleuthera Harbour Island Regatta a Success!
- Oct 17, 2014 - 2:18:15 PM
DUNMORE TOWN, Harbour Island, The Bahamas - The 25th North Eleuthera Regatta hosted by the North
Eleuthera Regatta Association (NERA) October 6 - 13, 2014 marked the
last event on the country's 2014 Regatta Calendar. The Regatta
activities kicked off with a Church Service at the Wesley Methodist
Church on October 6th.
Other events held during week under the Fig Tree on Bay Street included
Cultural Activities, Live Band Entertainment, and Beach Bashes. The
Bahamian Sloops took to the waters on Friday, October 10th for three (3)
days of sailing ending on Discovery Day, Sunday, October 12, 2014. The
HI 2014 Regatta races featured only B-Class and C-Class sloops...
Luxury charter flights set for Bahama Islands out of South Florida
- Oct 16, 2014 - 11:25:12 PM
service offering luxury flights to five Bahama Islands, Spring 2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, October 15, 2014 - Wynsome
Davis, Manager of The Bahamas Tourist Office, Abaco, recently expressed high
praise for IJet Charters who has announced plans to offer scheduled charter service
to Abaco Island and four other Bahamas destinations from Fort Lauderdale as
well as flights to Abaco from New York, Spring of 2015.
Davis was one of many of the key
influencers, media and other government officials in Abaco who toured the
airline on Tuesday to view the state of the art aircraft, that was in Marsh
Harbour on its introductory trip to the Island...
Bahamas Film Commission staff closer to certification
- Oct 15, 2014 - 11:45:50 PM
Officers of the Bahamas Film Commission earned credits
toward certification as film commissioners recently while being updated on the
latest trends in the administration of film production.
The Ministry of Tourism designated Clarence Rolle and
Aulenna Robinson for training through the Association of Film Commissioners
International (AFCI). The training conference took place in the form of AFCI’s
annual Cineposium, held this year in New York City.
Top film professionals addressed the gathering on various
topics, including Set Safety, Using Drones in Filming and Building a Film
(VIDEO) Russell Miller GBITB chairman provides a Grand Bahama Tourism Pulse update
- Oct 11, 2014 - 1:33:31 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - As the
Ministry of Tourism’s private sector industry partner, charged with the
responsibility of guiding strategies and policies. The Grand Bahama
Island Tourism Board’s mission is to: serve as one, unified voice for
the industry; strengthen the Grand Bahama Island Tourism economy;
proactively promote members' businesses for economic growth; and
collaborate with all tourism stakeholders while achieving organizational
There are true signs of the resurgence
in tourism on Grand Bahama Island. Our combined effort to
revitalize our tourism sector is evidenced by the increasing number of
air arrivals, increased length of stay in hotels and an increase in
amount of visitor spending throughout the community...
The Road to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’s Atlanta Launch
- Oct 9, 2014 - 10:48:40 PM
Moments leading up to
the launch of the First Annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Atlanta
Georgia, team Bahamas, represented by members of the Bahamas Tourism
Sector and the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) stopped by
Atlanta’s primer inspirational radio station, WAEC Love 860AM to excite
the Atlanta listening audience of the 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
The unique cultural showcase is slated to kick off on
April 17th – 18th, with Grand Bahama taking center stage for two full
days of activities, and New Providence closing out the celebrations on
42nd Annual McClean's Town 'Conch Cracking' Fest Launched
- Oct 9, 2014 - 10:07:18 PM
Grand Bahama - For the 42nd
time in as many years, the uniquely Bahamian competition of ‘Conch
Cracking’ will be held in the place of its origin, McLean’s Town, East
Grand Bahama on October 13th, the holiday Monday of Heroes Day.
The unbroken annual event is held as part of a heritage festival for the community of McLean’s Town and the school.
Conch Cracking Committee takes this opportunity to invite the public to
join in the fun-filled activities with the residents of this
traditional Bahamian fishing village, as an appropriate way to celebrate
our Bahamian Heroes Day.
Bahamas Ties Down New Airlift Opportunities
- Oct 8, 2014 - 6:40:56 PM
Nassau, Bahamas, The
Ministry of Tourism and its industry partners participated in 2014 World
Routes, an annual forum held at different cities around the world,
where airlines, airports and tourism promotions officials come together
to discuss new route development opportunities.
The 2014 World Routes forum was held in Chicago, Illinois.
this event were participants from the Nassau Airport Development
Company, the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board and the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism.
Scenes from Taste Our Bahamas
- Oct 6, 2014 - 11:13:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - These photos are scenes
from the first ever Taste Our Bahamas held at Fort Charlotte On
Saturday, October 4, 2014.
The next Taste Our Bahamas event will be held
on October 11th.
'Taste Our Bahamas' to Become Signature Event
- Oct 3, 2014 - 12:58:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The much-anticipated Taste Our Bahamas Festival is
set to become a signature event that draw thousands of food lovers to
The Bahamas during the traditionally slow period.
Culinary Manager DeAnne Gibson likened the event to that of the South Beach food festival in Miami, Florida.
event is the first of many to come,” she said. “We are really excited
that the Culinary Tourism market is really growing in The Bahamas. This
year is the sampler and the building block to everything next year. It
is going to be bigger and better and there will be more components to
Taste Our Bahamas is the cornerstone of Culinary Month...
Discovery Day U.S. Premiere set for Bahamian film, "The Black Moses: The Story of L.O. Pindling"
- Oct 2, 2014 - 2:53:10 PM
New York City, NY -
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Creatively Speaking Film Series are
proud to present the U.S. Premiere of the critically acclaimed
docu-drama from Bahamian director, Travolta Cooper. His biopic on the
life of Sidney Poitier won an award at the Bahamas International Film
Festival and “Black Moses” was selected as the first Bahamian film to
close the same festival in 2014.
“The Black Moses” is currently
on the film festival circuit in the U.S. and is making its U.S.
theatrical Premiere simultaneous to its theatrical launch in The Bahamas
as part of the Creatively Speaking Film Series at MIST Harlem on
October 10, 2014 in celebration of The Bahamas “Discovery Day”.
Pittsburgh to Grand Bahamas Island: Are You Ready for Some Football?
- Oct 2, 2014 - 1:00:33 AM
PITTSBURGH – Tired of the sun,
sand and surf? Ready for an urban vacation including some good, old
with Grand Bahamas Tourism Board, VisitPITTSBURGH is sponsoring a
“Picture Perfect Pittsburgh” contest to find the perfect social media
travel host from Grand Bahama Island. The contest is being run in an
effort to promote the one-month trial of a direct flight between
Pittsburgh and Grand Bahama Island (GBI).
and Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, their members and partners are
collaborating to have residents from both places consider these
destinations when selecting a vacation destination.