Bahamago Booking Portal Integrates With The Ministry of Tourism’s call Center
- Oct 8, 2015 - 5:11:35 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island - The Ministry of Tourism’s Call Center is
now ready and equipped to service inter-island travel through a new
partnership with Bahamian-operated booking engine BahamaGo.
Since its inception in January 2014, the Call Center – launched by
Island Outsourcers – has remained a major asset to The Islands of The
Bahamas through the Bahamas.com and 1-800-Bahamas communication tools...
43rd Annual Conch Cracking Festival - October 12th
- Oct 8, 2015 - 12:49:25 PM
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – The 43rd Annual Conch Cracking Festival
is slated for Monday, October 12th National Heroes Day Holiday, beginning
at 11am in McLean’s Town, Grand Bahama. Elaine
Smith of the Ministry of Tourism said during a press conference on Wednesday that
this signature event is the perfect festival where family, friends and guests
will gather to enjoy the best in conch cracking competitions, cultural
traditions, games and musical entertainment.
Residents are being encouraged to
come and spent the day in McLean’s Town...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Expresses Deep Appreciation For Sustained Disaster Relief Efforts
- Oct 7, 2015 - 10:00:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas, October 7, 2015 - The
entire tourism sector of The Islands Of The Bahamas has come together in an
unprecedented public and private sector disaster relief effort, to speed the
delivery of vital goods and supplies to the island populations most severely
impacted by Hurricane Joaquin.
tremendous outpouring of support from all our industry partners and tourism
stakeholders is making an immediate and enormous difference in the lives of our
fellow Bahamians,” said Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism. “Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all who have contributed to this
massive effort, and who continue to work tirelessly to ensure that relief is
delivered to these communities in a timely and sustained basis,” she continued.
Full Relief Efforts Underway in The Bahamas
- Oct 6, 2015 - 10:48:11 PM
Tourism industry partners plan to team up with government officials soon
in an effort to bring much-needed relief to Family Islands affected by
The category-four hurricane mostly battered islands like Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and Long Island.
During the storm, there were 520 visitors staying in the Family Islands and each of them were accounted for.
Caribbean Muzik Festival to commemorate Nassau Accord
- Oct 6, 2015 - 12:23:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has signed on as the
host sponsor of the Caribbean Muzik Festival, which will this year
commemorate a momentous milestone in the history of The Bahamas.
occasion also marks the 30th anniversary of the Nassau Accord, hailed
as the key step toward ending apartheid in South Africa and securing
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela’s release from
Bahamas Opened For Business
- Oct 4, 2015 - 8:56:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Now that the all clear has been given for the entire
Bahamas after Hurricane Joaquin stormed through several islands in the
Central and Southern Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is
sending the message out that The Bahamas is opened for business.
BMOT is currently working with the relevant agencies to ensure that relief is being given to the affected islands.
“We know that this has been devastating for several islands in the Southern Bahamas and our thoughts, prayers and good wishes..."
(Fri. 2pm) Bahamas Cruise Ship and Flight changes due to Hurricane Joaquin
- Oct 2, 2015 - 2:50:59 PM
Lynden Pindling International Airport will be closed
today at 2 pm, 2nd October, 2017, and will reopen at 7 am on Saturday,
3rd October, barring any unforeseen circumstances. All airports in
Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera, Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, and in
the Exuma Cays will also close at 2 pm today, and re-open at 7am
tomorrow, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
The airports in
the southernmost family islands will reopen after runway inspections
are done by the Department of Civil Aviation, and they are determined to
be safe for operation...
Bahamas Film Commissioner receives CFC
- Sep 30, 2015 - 11:03:42 PM
Craig A. Woods, film
commissioner for the Ministry of Tourism's Film & Television Commission,
was one of three recipients who received the coveted Certified Film
Commissioner designation from the Association of Film Commissioners
International (AFCI) at the recently held Cineposium - Film Tourism Summit 2015
in Barcelona, Spain.
Mr. Woods completed the three
parts of the AFCI University industry courses by way of online and face-to-face
encounters. The programme is geared toward film commission practitioners who
are engaged in the production business full-time. Course material includes:
Film Commission ...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Partially Activates Hurricane Emergency Centre
- Sep 30, 2015 - 9:07:52 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has partially activated its
Emergency Coordinating Committee at the British Colonial Hilton in preparation
for Hurricane Joaquin.
The committee represents a cross-section of the Ministry of
Tourism that includes senior management and other officers who will monitor the
BMOT’s crisis management team is closely monitoring
the progress of the storm and liaising with the National Emergency Management
Bahamians pitch at Caribbean Tales, in Toronto, Canada
- Sep 30, 2015 - 4:41:22 PM
Bahamian filmmakers competed as finalists in the Caribbean Tales
Incubator program for the chance to have their film projects financed by
Travon Patton and Tracy-Ann Perpall took part in the initiative that
spanned several months and culminated in Toronto during the same time as
the 40th edition the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It
was the perfect environment for building skills and networking with high
performers in the film industry, said Clarence Rolle, general manager
of the Bahamas Film Commission, who supported the filmmakers at the
Producer Eyes The Bahamas For Future Film Projects
- Sep 30, 2015 - 1:19:27 PM
The Bahamas’ pristine, blue waters could once again be the backdrop of another major film.
Film producer Andrew Erwin just wrapped up his new film
, which stars actress Sherry Shepard.
Recently, the two were a part of delegation of 20 journalists who were
invited on a special familiarization trip to The Bahamas by Lead Pastor
Mount Tabor Full Gospel Church Bishop Neil C. Ellis...
Tourism Minister responds to Carnival email communication mix up
- Sep 30, 2015 - 1:11:52 PM
I refer to the business section of today’s Tribune under the heading
“DNA Chief, Minister clash over Carnival’s ‘crime advisory’ fear.”
is rather unfortunate that the leader of the DNA has unwittingly landed
himself in the middle of what is now a matter of a police
Firstly, how did Mr. McCartney get his hands on
private email communications allegedly sent to me? I have no record of
the emails in question; the emails never reached my computer! It now
appears that the email communications from Carnival Cruise Lines were
never sent to my address for whatever reason...
MOT, NAS and BNT Partner For World-Class Bird Watching Training Workshop
- Sep 30, 2015 - 12:38:03 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT), the National Audubon Society
(NAS) and the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) recently held a special bird
watching training workshop in Central Andros to help train persons
looking to get involved in this new, lucrative niche market.
The $2.6 billion project – funded by the Inter-American Development Bank
– partners with local NGOs in Belize, The Bahamas, Guatemala and
Paraguay to utilise the bird-watching market to create sustainable jobs
in communities while simultaneously protecting biodiversity and natural
World Tourism Day 2015 Message by Bahamas Tourism Minister, Hon. Obie Wilchcombe
- Sep 27, 2015 - 10:47:45 AM
On Sunday, 27th September 2015, countries around the world and members
of the United Nations will celebrate World Tourism Day 2015. Under the
theme ‘One billion tourists, one billion opportunities’, the focus this
year is on the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth, job
creation and development.
As we observe this important day we
celebrate that The Bahamas has been a leader in the Global Tourism
Industry for more than 50 years. We salute the leaders of our country
who stood strong, marched forward and confidently executed a vision for
tourism development that has propelled and sustained the economic
development of The Bahamas for more than one half century...
Astronauts invited to The Bahamas
- Sep 25, 2015 - 1:08:43 PM
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is prepared to prove that The Islands of The
Bahamas are just as beautiful up close as they are from space. Tourism officials
are inviting NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly to The Bahamas once he completes his yearlong
mission orbiting the earth.
Kelly has been in orbit for the last six months and has been documenting his
voyage on social media, sharing images of the earth from his vantage point with
more than 421,000 followers. He has posted about the beauty of The Bahamas on several
Bahamas, Atlanta film officials look for collaboration sequel
- Sep 23, 2015 - 12:11:18 PM
The Bahamas Film & Television Commission and the Atlanta Mayor's
Office of Film & Entertainment have agreed in principle to maintain a
professional relationships, tapping into each other's network of
locations and other resources.
The cooperative effort came about after
the two offices collaborated with the College of The Bahamas to present
an information forum for Bahamian filmmakers. Filmmakers and college
students learned about filmmaking and technical film training
opportunities in the forum that came about as a result of a visit to The
Bahamas by Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta. Mayor Reed was in The Bahamas
at the invitation of the Bahamas government...
Bahamian Musician gets opportunity to shine with Miami Heat Dancers
- Sep 21, 2015 - 10:19:18 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – He’s used to ‘shaking it up’ in The Bahamas, but now
Bahamian Superstar musician Stevie S’ famous song will be played in the
Miami Heat’s American Airlines arena as part of an going partnership
between the basketball team and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT).
the last several days, 25 Miami Heat dancers were in New Providence to
experience all the island has to offer along while they participated in a
Follow Your Nose to Grand Bahama!
- Sep 18, 2015 - 12:32:10 PM
If Grand Bahama is a vacation spot for you, you’ll want to take in
the beautiful, beaches, sites, sounds and tastes of the island. But you
can also take home the scents of The Bahamas with you.
The Perfume Factory, operated by Fragrance Bahamas Limited, gives visitors that opportunity.
The Perfume Factory, operated by Fragrance Bahamas Limited, gives visitors that opportunity...
The Heat Is On! Miami Heat Dancers to Scorch In Photo Shoot in The Bahamas
- Sep 18, 2015 - 9:53:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – As part of the ongoing relationship with the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) 24 beauties of the Miami Heat’s dancers are
in The Bahamas this weekend to do a photo shoot and give The Bahamas
some priceless publicity.
In 2013, BMOT signed a five-year
agreement with the Miami Heat to promote the Islands of The Bahamas
through its half-time shows, social media websites and the American
“The SCOOP on The BAHAMAS” weekly Radio Talk Show to hit U.S. airwaves
- Sep 17, 2015 - 5:45:31 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Islands Of The Bahamas have unveiled
plans to host its very own Talk Radio Show, “The SCOOP on The BAHAMAS”
on the JVC Broadcasting 900 AM The Talk Palm Beaches radio station out
of West Palm Beach, Florida. The weekly broadcasts starts September
24th with airings on Thursday's between 4:30 p.m and 5:00 p.m. The show
will also be rebroadcast on 103.9 News Radio New York. The half hour
weekly talk show which will be hosted by Jeannie Gibson and Earnestine
Moxyz, Managers in The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Communications
Department, will provide the opportunity to share updates in The Islands
Of The Bahamas including new hotels, new activities, new airlift,
Heritage Festivals and other signature events on the Islands...