Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards
- Dec 2, 2016 - 10:14:04 PM
Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards to be held in April 2017 are now open.
awards, which celebrate the brightest and the best in the country’s
hospitality industry, will be held at the Baha Mar Convention Center on
April 8th under the theme, “The Business of Tourism.”
There are 18 local categories and five international categories that will be honoured...
People-to-People Experience Cultivates Musical Showcase
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:43:35 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- On November 11th, just a few days after
major cruise lines returned to the shores of Grand Bahama Island, in the
aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a special group of musicians from the
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) in
Maryland cruised over to the nation’s second city for a time of musical
The group of twenty-five, comprising of
professional musicians and family members, travelled on board the
Carnival Sunshine as a part of the Arias at Sea, Blacks in Classical
Music Cruise, which celebrates Blacks in Classical Music...
Solar Powered Boutique Hotel Opens on Exuma
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:49:21 PM
On a remote cay off Great Exuma, Bahamas sits a small luxury boutique hotel waiting to be explored.
Lumina Point, which officially opened at the end of November, features
12 rooms, a gym, spa, pool, restaurant, and a pavilion for weddings and
yoga overlooking its private beach.
This resort is also eco-friendly and completed powered by solar panels...
Hero World Challenge Participants Plan to Enjoy The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:18:38 AM
It’s not all business for Dustin Johnson or Jordan Spieth, who are
both in New Providence to participate in the Hero World Challenge. The
pair -- both of whom are among the top five golfers in the world -- said
when they’re not teeing off on the greens, they plan to have a little
fun in the sun.
Both golfers will begin competition on Thursday
at the Albany golf course. But they said golf is not the only form of
play they intend to engage in...
Tourism to launch Bahamian Christmas Village and Pompey Wonderland
- Nov 30, 2016 - 11:01:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the
Ministry of Tourism prepares to kick off the holiday season with the
launch of Pompey Wonderland and a new Bahamian Christmas Village, which
will be open to the public all December.
On the first day of
Christmas, downtown Nassau will be transformed into a Bahamian winter
wonderland as Bay Street comes alive with Christmas lights, festive
decorations and a uniquely Bahamian Christmas tree...
Inagua Birdwatching Could Tap Into Billions of Dollars
- Nov 28, 2016 - 12:21:21 AM
Ministry of Tourism hosts town meeting in Inagua
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Ministry of Tourism is poised to tap into a
multibillion-dollar market next January when bird tourism officially
launches in The Bahamas.
The Ministry of Tourism held a town meeting in Matthew Town, Inagua on
November 21 to familiarize residents about bird tourism and to introduce
the ministry’s People to People program on the island. More than 30
residents attended the meeting.
Ministry of Tourism Deputy Director General Ellison “Tommy” Thompson
said the ministry wants to ensure that when visitors come to Inagua they
have a seamless vacation...
Reopening of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach in Grand Bahama
- Nov 24, 2016 - 10:03:04 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- After the passing of Hurricane Matthew,
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort, an all inclusive beachfront hotel on
Grand Bahama Island, is currently in the process of a multi-million
dollar investment renovation.
With a set date to reopen on December 17th, 2016, management decided to take full advantage of the opportunity for restoration...
16 Canadian couples begin their Happily Ever After in The Bahamas
- Nov 17, 2016 - 2:39:56 PM
Kristen and Adam Morris fell in love in 2014 during a
visit to Freeport, Grand Bahama. They returned to The Bahamas in 2015
when Adam proposed to Kristen barefoot on a beach in New Providence with
the waves crashing in the background.
Exactly one year later, they said “I do” the very same way.
and Adam were one of 16 couples who tied the knot on November 16, 2016
at 1600 hours in 16 unique locations throughout the beautiful Islands of
Grand Bahama Island Product Update: “Optimism for Grand Bahama’s Tourism Sector”
- Nov 16, 2016 - 3:02:22 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas - Amidst the many reports of devastation and
hopelessness on the island of Grand Bahama, there is a measure of
optimism and resiliency among stakeholders within the island’s tourism
On Monday, November 7th, 2016, a press conference was
held by the Ministry of Tourism, to provide the media and tourism
stakeholders with an update on the Grand Bahama tourism product.
Leading the charge was Betty Bethel, Director for the Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island who said that...
Travel group help with Nassau hurricane restoration
- Nov 15, 2016 - 3:22:02 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - When natural disasters strike, selfless volunteers
rush to lend a helping hand without hesitation. Last month, a small crew
of volunteers arrived in Nassau, Bahamas to aid with restoration
efforts after Hurricane Matthew tore through the capital.
account executive of Presidio Company, Tony Kaperick is one of 150 team
members that eagerly volunteered his time to give back. According to
Kaperick, Presidio Company usually holds their annual conference in
Florida but decided to cruise to Nassau, instead...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Holds Thanksgiving Service
- Nov 15, 2016 - 12:37:05 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) held its Thanksgiving
Service at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market Street, November 14,
2016. Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, at the podium, gave
remarks, stating that there is a lot to be thankful for, and reminding
the staff of the important work that they do.
The MOT Choir gave spirited
Minister of Tourism Tells Leaders ‘The Bahamas is Still Open for Business’
- Nov 11, 2016 - 6:03:43 PM
London, England - Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Caribbean
Tourism Organization, The Honourable Obie Wilchecombe addressing tourism
leaders from around the world during The United Nations World Tourism
Organization and World Travel Market Ministerial Meeting on November 9th
in London, where the focus was on ‘Tourism and Security: Promoting Safe
and Seamless Travel’.
The ministerial group discussed health
scares, natural disasters, geo-political changes and terrorism. The
leaders are pushing for tourism to be fully integrated into all
emergency and natural crisis structures within their individual
Major Cruise Line Returns to Grand Bahama Island
- Nov 10, 2016 - 9:39:39 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- On Monday, November 7th, vendors of the
Freeport Harbour, local entertainers, and Ministry of Tourism staff
members all awaited the early morning arrival of 3,281 transit
passengers on board the Carnival Valor.
The well-known cruise line parked its bow in the deep waters of the Freeport Harbour.
At around 8:00 a.m., the very first guests to arrive on a major cruise
line were greeted by the sounds of Junkanoo, and a taste of Goombay
Iconic Grand Bahama Fish Fry Continues to Thrive
- Nov 9, 2016 - 3:20:24 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- For over three decades, the Fish Fry has
always been recognized as an authentic dining experience fully dedicated
to fun, food, and festivities.
In fact, for many of the visitors
who travel to Grand Bahama Island, the Fish Fry is an iconic
destination on every itinerary that should never be missed.
in the Smith's Point area of Grand Bahama, many restaurants in the
subdivision were greatly impacted by the strong wind speeds associated
with Hurricane Matthew...
Celebrity Infinity makes inaugural visit to Grand Bahama
- Nov 9, 2016 - 11:16:56 AM
Tuesday, November 8th, marked the
inaugural voyage of the Celebrity Infinity to the beautiful island of
The sixteen year old, Millennium class cruise ship,
owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises arrived at the Freeport Harbour
with a total of 2,100 passengers.
To commemorate the occasion,
Ministry of Tourism Executives, along with officials from the Freeport
Harbour Company conducted a plaque exchange ceremony on board the
Bahamas 16 Weddings Initiative to provide economic boost
- Nov 7, 2016 - 2:20:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Islands of The Bahamas will cement its position as
the leading destination for weddings and honeymoons when it hosts its
third Sixteen Weddings Invitation.
As 16 Canadian couples prepare
for the wedding of a lifetime, The Bahamas is readying itself to
welcome more than 160 guests on Nassau/Paradise Island and throughout
the Family Islands who are accompanying ecstatic couples who will tie
the knot on November 16...
Grand Bahama water sport companies open for business after Hurricane Matthew
- Nov 4, 2016 - 2:04:12 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- Every year, tourists flock to the shores
of Grand Bahama and participate in the family fun activities for which
the island is renowned.
Despite experiencing the effects of Hurricane Matthew, many of the
sporting companies on the island remain functional and ready for
Sarah Rolle, Vice President, Ocean Motion Water Sports Bahamas, says,
“The recovery process on Matthew has been really quick; I feel that the
island was really well prepared. It's now been two weeks and Ocean
Motion is ready to go with everything we have always offered..."
Balearia's Continued Service to Grand Bahama Island
- Nov 1, 2016 - 12:04:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- After the devastation caused by Hurricane
Matthew, the Balearia Caribbean executive team has been committed to
ensuring that Grand Bahama Island continues to thrive.
three weeks, the island of Grand Bahama has been in recovery mode to
ensure that all businesses involved in the industry provide an even
better tourism product than before...
Bahamas taps into new market with New Orleans arena takeover
- Oct 30, 2016 - 8:57:18 PM
Bahamas Branding to be seen by more than 7 million patrons
ORLEANS, Louisiana – “It’s Better In The Bahamas” is the message that
thousands of music lovers, NBA and other sports fans throughout the Gulf
South Region of the United States will see each time they attend an
event at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) has entered into a sports tourism
partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans in hopes of positioning The
Bahamas as the premiere vacation destination throughout the Gulf South...
Bahamas Wins Silver and Bronze at Culinary Olympics
- Oct 28, 2016 - 2:39:20 PM
Despite facing the odds after Hurricane Matthew took The Bahamas by
storm, Sheldon Tracey Sweeting got both silver and bronze at the
Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt, Germany October 17-22.
and well-known chef Ron Johnson competed in two individual chef
competitions going up against 50 countries in all day culinary
Johnson was awarded a certificate, while Sweeting won
silver and bronze.
They both had the task of turning traditionally hot
dishes into cold delicious pieces in five-course meals...