Long Island Hosts Successful Beach Clean-up at Dean’s Blue Hole
- Feb 20, 2018 - 9:02:54 PM
In an effort to beautify the beaches in Long Island, The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) Long Island Tourist Office
hosted the first of many beach clean-ups at Dean’s Blue Hole on Feb. 10,
Students, second homeowners and visitors all came out to do their part in ridding the iconic beach of rubbish...
Movie Masters to give Film Lesson in Bahamas
- Feb 18, 2018 - 12:57:29 PM
Game of Thrones co-executive producer on the list
Producers and directors who have mastered the art and science of
filmmaking will help boost production standards in The Bahamas through
the Movie Masters series presented by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s
Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas (UB).
Film Commission and UB have partnered to allow accomplished film
producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with
Three Winning Couples from ‘say Yes In The Bahamas’ Contest are engaged
- Feb 17, 2018 - 1:12:29 PM
Love is certainly in the air for three lucky couples, who recently won
the incredible opportunity to propose to their loved one in The Bahamas
as part of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) romantic
"Say Yes" contest. Each couple enjoyed a luxurious, romantic
three-night stay in The Bahamas ahead of Valentine’s Day.
The winners, Raul Ponce and Mary Cabrero of Houston, Texas; Heath Daigle and Dejah Vaughn of Panama City Beach...
ICAC Conference To Bring Hundreds To The Islands of The Bahamas
- Feb 12, 2018 - 7:05:50 PM
Over 400 accountants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada
and the Caribbean are expected to arrive in Nassau come June for the
36th Institute of Chartered Accountants Caribbean’s (ICAC) Conference of
The much-anticipated conclave, which is expected to
stimulate the Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) aspect
of tourism, will be held June 21-23 at Atlantis Paradise Island...
Live With Kelly and Ryan Takes The Bahamas
- Feb 7, 2018 - 2:30:30 PM
Millions tuned in this week to watch renowned TV hosts Kelly Ripa and
Ryan Seacrest trade in frigid temperatures for some fun in the sun in
The Islands of The Bahamas during Live with Kelly and Ryan.
of resort visitors and locals were in the audience as the top-rated
daytime show in the U.S. focused its cameras on the spectacular weather
and culture of The Bahamas. Beyond the enthusiastic audience on set...
First Bahama Beach Skydiving Event Taking Place in West End, Grand Bahama February 2-12th
- Feb 6, 2018 - 4:30:16 PM
A group of some sixty (60) licensed skydivers and aviation enthusiasts
are at the Old Bahama Bay in Grand Bahama this week for its first Bahama
Beach Skydiving Event. The historic event, which features skydivers
jumping from parachutes amid 14,000 feet, takes place daily between 10
am and 5 pm, February 2-12, from the West End International Airport.
residents and aviation enthusiasts can watch the exciting parachute
jumps, complimentary, from bleachers erected at the Old Bahama Bay
Beauty, access and affordability of the Bahamas shared with East Coast residents
- Feb 2, 2018 - 7:12:06 PM
Along the Eastern seaboard from the District of Columbia to New York, as
the winter weather raged across the coastline, representatives from The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism took the opportunity to share about the
mild weather in the Bahamas as well as its beauty and even
accessibility. The opportunity to share on The Bahamas was presented at
the recent consumer based Travel Shows - Travel and Adventure Show, in
DC and the New York Times Travel Show.
Both of the shows annually
boast attendance of 20,000 and above and draw attendees to the DC show
from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and even Philadelphia and in the case
of the New York Times Show from Newark...
Bahamasair Partner With Bahamas Tourism Houston To Make Big Waves In Texas
- Feb 2, 2018 - 12:23:06 PM
A group including marketing and sales executives of Bahamasair recently
visited Texas and teamed up with the local staff of The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism, Houston. The collective group conducted a series of
successful marketing events, as a part of continuing efforts to promote
the recently launched Bahamasair direct Houston/Nassau service out of
Houston's Intercontinental George Bush Airport (IAH).
marketing trip to Houston is Bahamasair's third such trip to the area
within the past four months to promote the service between Houston and
Minister D’Aguilar urges more flights from American Airlines
- Jan 29, 2018 - 10:36:07 AM
As American Airlines (AA) celebrates 30 years of servicing The Islands
of The Bahamas, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar
is encouraging the airline to expand its flight offering to the
During a special reception at Baha Mar’s Convention
Centre for airline executives, customers and tourism stakeholders,
Minister D’Aguilar said The Bahamas has benefited greatly from its
partnership with American Airlines...
Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic grows its Fan Base
- Jan 29, 2018 - 10:00:11 AM
Organizers of the sixth annual Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic said they
are thrilled over this year’s event, which attracted more international
and local sponsors and fans than ever before.
Jeff Raedle of Global Golf Management said the international golf
superstars brought hundreds of followers this year.
“We’ve made great improvements every year. This is our sixth year and
it’s our best year in terms of local participation, whether it is the
spectators and into the sponsorship realm...
Director General Jibrilu highlights goals for tourism
- Jan 25, 2018 - 9:52:13 AM
The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation is looking to place emphasis on
product development in 2018, according to Director General of Tourism
While speaking at the Bahamas Business Outlook 2018
under the theme “Creating a World-Class Bahamas” Ms. Jibrilu said
improvements to the Bahamian tourism product is vital.
“For example, you may have heard that plans are on the drawing board for
a pubic-private partnership for the revival of the Port of Nassau...
Top LPGA Golfers Praise The Bahamas
- Jan 24, 2018 - 1:30:29 PM
Two of the top players vying for the number one spot at this year’s Pure
Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic gushed about how much they enjoy The Islands
Of The Bahamas and look forward to teeing off here every year.
champion Brittany Lincicome said she enjoys taking in the beautiful
scenery of The Islands of The Bahamas while getting into the swing of
Vacation Express returns to Grand Bahama Island
- Jan 24, 2018 - 10:27:09 AM
The Atlanta based tour operator, Vacation Express, known for its
exclusive, non-stop flights and affordable all-inclusive vacation
packages, has recently announced that the company will be returning to
Grand Bahama Island with additional flight services.
announcement, which comes at a time when many persons have inquired
about the status of airlift on Grand Bahama Island, revealed that a
total of eight non-stop flights departing from various US cities, will
begin their flight schedules as soon as May 2018...
Bahamas select four winners in its “Say Yes Marriage Proposal” Contest
- Jan 17, 2018 - 9:39:33 PM
Four winners have been selected from the recent “Say Yes” Marriage
Proposal contest, which ended December 15, 2017 and was organized by The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) in conjunction with
Paparazzi Proposals of New York. More than 300 grooms from throughout
the United States of America submitted entries into the six weeks social
media contest, with hopes of winning a surprise marriage proposal and
four days three nights stay at any of four islands in The Bahamas:
Abaco, Exuma, Nassau or Paradise Island.
The winners, who were
selected from a panel of qualified judges, have been notified but will
be named after their proposal on February 14, 2018...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Holds Mega Fam For Florida Travel Agents
- Dec 19, 2017 - 8:08:25 PM
Some forty of the top producing travel agents including Bahamas travel
specialists from throughout Florida were recently hosted to a mega
familiarization trip to Nassau, Bahamas by the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) Florida sales office. The trip in
partnership with the Bahamas’ major stakeholders and key industry
partners, afforded the agents the opportunity to experience firsthand,
the newest tourism developments and destination assets in The Bahamas.
travel agents who came from as far North as Tampa and Jacksonville,
Florida spent three days and two nights at the exclusive BahaMar Resort
on Cable Beach...
AOPA Thanks The Bahamas for Its on-going commitment to General Aviation
- Dec 7, 2017 - 7:27:05 PM
Mr. Mark Baker, President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association (AOPA) recently thanked The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (MOTA) for its ongoing commitment to general aviation (GA).
a plaque presented to the Ministry, Mr. Baker “thanked and commended
the MOTA for its ongoing commitment to general aviation and for its
outstanding support and dedication in the preparation of its 2017 Fly In
to The Bahamas from Tampa, Florida
Director General of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism leads Training Seminar for oversees Sales and Marketing Team
- Dec 7, 2017 - 2:07:42 PM
At a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism USA Sales and Marketing seminar,
The Director General (DG) of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (MOTA) Mrs. Joy Jibrilu met with the team and took the
opportunity to outline the business plan and priorities for Tourism in
The Islands Of The Bahamas. The three- day seminar brought together the
brightest minds to strategize on how to achieve the Ministry’s goals
moving forward into 2018.
The Director General expressed pleasure
at the opportunity to meet with members of the team who are based
across the U.S. including offices in New York, Atlanta, Florida, Houston
and Toronto, Canada. In sharing the long- term objectives of the
Ministry of Tourism, the DG said that, "the tourism industry must be
driven by initiative, innovation, and creativity."...
New Bahamas Consul General Miami visits with Bahamas Tourist Office South Florida
- Dec 1, 2017 - 1:41:32 PM
The newly appointed Bahamas Consul General to Florida and the Southern
States, Mrs. Linda Mackey, recently visited the offices of The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, Florida and pledged that, "as a partner from the
Consulate I will work closely with you to ensure that all of our
visitors to The Bahamas have a great experience."
The new Consul
General who was posted to Florida a few months ago, and is based in
Miami, expressed great pleasure at meeting the some 35 Bahamians
employed there with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism...
First Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem – A smashing success
- Nov 22, 2017 - 2:24:22 PM
More than $141,000 was awarded this weekend in Bimini at the First
Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem Fishing Tournament, held November 16-18, at
Resorts World Bimini.
Organized by Captain Jimmy Wickett,
President of Meat Mayhem Tournaments, some 24 boats, from across the USA
including Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Maryland as well
as Grand Bahama Island and as far as Germany, and each paying a
registration fee of $3,000, participated in the two-day fishing event...
Bahamas Aviation Council assemble to proactively plan industry’s future
- Nov 21, 2017 - 8:27:52 AM
Earlier this month The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA)
in conjunction with several aviation industry partners that makes up the
Bahamas Aviation Council, convened at the Nassau Airport Development
Company’s office (NAD) to collectively unify its body, strengthen
cohesiveness and proactively strategize for the future.
Council, led by Charles Albury, Permanent Secretary, MOTA included
representatives of the MOTA’s (Nassau and USA offices), NAD, Bahamas
Departments of Customs, Immigration and Civil Aviation, Royal Bahamas