The Bahamas’ Only Ice Skating Rink Is Back for a Third Year
- Dec 4, 2018 - 6:00:58 PM
The Bahamas’ only ice skating rink is back again for the third annual
Hope Town Christmas Village Festival held at Jarret’s Park in Hope Town,
December 16 – 18.
Hope Town will come alive with Christmas
decorations, live music and bustling activity for what Monica Cook,
founder of the festival, describes as the spirit of community...
Sailors Excited About Best Of The Best Regatta
- Dec 4, 2018 - 3:13:25 PM
Over 450 sailors are gearing up for the Best Of The Best Regatta, a much-anticipated event for locals and international fans.
The sailing event will be held at Montagu Bay from December 6 through 9 and will feature races of the A, B and C-class boats.
prepare year-round for the event, as officials are looking to reinforce
sloop sailing as the national sport of The Islands Of The Bahamas...
Rebranded BahamaHost Program Graduates Fifty New Students in Abaco
- Nov 30, 2018 - 10:17:39 AM
Fifty graduates from two sessions received their BahamaHost certificates
last night in a graduation ceremony held at Friendship Tabernacle,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
On behalf of the Minister of Tourism and
Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Tyrone Sawyer, Senior Director of
Airlift Development, challenged the graduates to maintain the exemplary
standard of hospitality in Abaco...
Golfers at Hero World Challenge Gush Over The Bahamas
- Nov 29, 2018 - 11:18:45 AM
As Hero World Challenge gets into full swing, many of the tournament’s players are gushing about The Islands Of The Bahamas.
World renowned golfers such as Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Tony Finau
are among 18 players who will tee off for a $1 million top prize at
Albany's par-72, 7,302-yard Championship Golf Course for the fourth
Woods, who is hosting the tournament, said The Bahamas is a great place to hold the much-anticipated event...
Bahamas Named Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals
- Nov 28, 2018 - 5:02:50 PM
The Bahamas continues to build on its winning streak of awards,
accolades and international recognition in tourism. During the recent
Dive Equipment Manufacturing Association (DEMA) trade show held at the
Las Vegas Convention Center, November 14-17, in Las Vegas, The Bahamas
captured seven awards and was named 2019 Best Scuba Diving Destination
for Big Animals by the Scuba Diving Readers Choice Awards.
The Bahamas was also named the top three Best Overall Dive Destination
and Best Beginner Dive Destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic Region,
Tourism Development Corporation Identifies Key Areas for Budding Entrepreneurs
- Nov 28, 2018 - 4:18:12 PM
Opportunities for new entrepreneurs in the tourism sector are vast in
the Abacos, according to CEO and Executive Director of the newly
mandated Tourism Development Corporation (TDC).
Speaking at a Why
Tourism Matters workshop held in Marsh Harbour, Abaco in partnership
with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Janet Johnson explained that TDC
identified areas in the sector that could enhance the visitor's vacation
experience in Abaco. These areas include land rental tours, farm to
table businesses, eco tours, farm tours, souvenir stores, authentic
Bahamas Tourism Office Appreciation Night in Atlanta
- Nov 21, 2018 - 11:51:23 AM
The colors were bold and the music was amped up with the sounds of the
goat skin drums, cowbells, whistles and horns, as travel professionals
enjoyed the singing and the pulsating rhythms of Junkanoo sponsored by
the Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta. The event was held at the Delta
Flight Museum in Hapeville, GA.
Spearheading the efforts out of
the Atlanta area, Garbrielle Archer, Area Manager of the Bahamas Tourist
office, Atlanta, worked with her team to update 100 Delta Preferred
Travel Agents, Bahamas Specialists and Media on What’s New in The
Islands Of The Bahamas (TIOTB)...
Bahamas Heavily Promoted at World Travel Market London
- Nov 19, 2018 - 1:02:07 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas were strongly promoted at this year’s World Travel Market, annually held at ExCel in East London.
executives from the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation attended the
travel show along with 24 tourism stakeholder representatives from
Nassau, Eleuthera/Harbour Island and Exuma.
Director General of
Tourism Joy Jibrilu, Deputy Director General Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson
and other executives participated in a number of high level meetings and
workshops with airline partners, travel agents...
Bahamas Celebrates 70 Years of Partnership with Air Canada
- Nov 17, 2018 - 12:06:52 PM
The Bahamas is thrilled to celebrate 70 years of flights to paradise
with Air Canada, Canada’s largest domestic and international airline.
Air Canada first flew to The Islands of The Bahamas on December 2, 1948
and to this day provides scheduled daily service to Nassau.
are proud to have had the opportunity to fly Canadians and customers
alike to beautiful Nassau over the last four years,” says Duncan Bureau,
President, Air Canada Rouge. “We look forward to strengthening this
partnership further with our continued service starting this winter from
Young Bahamian’s Paintings Displayed to International Audience at Top National Art Fair in South Florida
- Nov 8, 2018 - 9:33:54 AM
The works of young Bahamian artist, Lyndera Hall, were recently
displayed in The Islands Of The Bahamas booth during the Las Olas
outdoor art event in the arts district of downtown, Fort Lauderdale,
The young artist, who was also in attendance in The
Bahamas booth along with the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida
marketing team, had the opportunity to see her work being appreciated by
the thousands that strolled through the area over the 2- day weekend of
the popular art show.
MOTA join forces with Bahamas Hotel and Tour Operator Executives to Promote The Bahamas in China
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:08:00 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) led by the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar along with leading industry executives from Atlantis
Resorts, Baha Mar, The Pointe and Majestic Tours, took media outlets and
tour operators in Beijing and Shanghai on a whirlwind tour of the
Islands of The Bahamas, solidifying its message that ‘The Bahamas is a
viable destination for Chinese tourists’.
“This is the ideal
time for The Bahamas to capitalize on promotional marketing efforts as
Chinese tourists are searching for new and exciting destinations to
visit,” said Deputy Director General at BMOTA, Ellison Thompson...
Colors Junkanoo Opens 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show With a Bang
- Nov 2, 2018 - 10:51:36 AM
The 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Show (FLIBS) opened with a burst
of kaleidoscope colors and high energy on October 31, as the Colors
Junkanoo group, paraded the show grounds at Sea Breeze Boulevard, in
beautiful costumes while dancing to the pulsating and rhythmic junkanoo
sound of goat skinned drums, cowbells, whistles and horns. The group,
led by its President, Chris Justilien, marked the first time that The
Bahamas’ premier junkanoo culture, was featured at FLIBS’ opening and
totally captivated show goers, who quickly joined the rush out, which
ended at the newly unveiled, Bahamas Pavilion...
Bahamas Met Director Trevor Basden benefit from NOAA & MOTA training
- Oct 24, 2018 - 2:09:00 PM
Trevor Basden, Senior Meteorologist and Director at the Bahamas
Meteorology Department recently completed a comprehensive one-week
training at the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, Missouri.
The test bed experimental training, which incorporated the
modernization tool and strategies for aviation weather services was an
agreement reached between The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
(BMOTA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
during the recent EAA Air Venture Conference in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin...
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Holds Safety and Security Workshop
- Oct 19, 2018 - 2:54:27 PM
Officials in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation are looking to ensure
that every visitor to the Islands Of The Bahamas feels safe when
visiting the destination.
In an effort to come up with leading
crime fighting strategies in tourist hot spots, officials held a Tourism
Safety and Security workshop under the theme “Enhancing Safety and
Security for our country’s number one industry.”
Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, who delivered the
keynote address, said this “meeting of the minds” is to ensure that
tourism stakeholders and national security officials are cultivating
winning strategies in the fight against crime...
Bahamas Tourist Office supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk
- Oct 19, 2018 - 12:44:22 PM
The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan
G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast
cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and
supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami, Florida.
year’s well attended event featured a number of major sponsors and
booths including that of The Bahamas Tourist Office. The event annually
celebrates and encourages those living with metastatic breast cancer and
those that support them. The proceeds from the event benefit research
in the fight against breast cancer...
Bahamas to Be prominently featured at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
- Oct 12, 2018 - 10:18:17 AM
The countdown is on for the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
(FLIBS) and The Islands Of The Bahamas will have an exclusive and even
greater presence at this year’s show, being held October 31 through
November 4, 2018.
Now in its 59th year, the 2018 FLIBS is
expected to attract more than 100,000 persons from 52 countries around
the world and will showcase more than 1500 in-water boats and 1200
Bahamas Brand Exposed to Hispanic Community of South Florida
- Oct 8, 2018 - 4:19:12 PM
Hundreds of Hispanics from the S. Florida community were recently
exposed to The Islands Of The Bahamas brand as a result of the Florida
marketing team of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s sponsorship of the
La Mano Hispana 2018 Art Gallery Opening Night at the Milander Center
for Arts and Entertainment, Hialeah (Miami),Florida.
sponsorship of the event came about through its partnership with the
City of Hialeah Florida‘s Communications and Special Events Department.
“October is ’Hispanic Heritage Month’ and participating as a title
sponsor at La Mano Hispana Art Gallery Event enabled us to tap into the
Janet Johnson new CEO & Executive Director of TDC
- Oct 6, 2018 - 7:39:09 AM
The transformation of The Bahamas’ tourism sector continues, gathering
impetus with the appointment of tourism veteran Janet Johnson as CEO and
Executive Director of the newly mandated Tourism Development
Corporation (TDC). The TDC is charged with accelerating the pace at
which The Bahamas is able to breathe new life into the tourism sector,
and with leading the charge to diversify within the sector and to focus
on the development of more boutique resorts in the Family Islands...
Caribbean Seeks Airline Interlinks
- Oct 5, 2018 - 10:57:44 AM
The Islands Of The Bahamas and a number of Caribbean airlines are
looking for ways to join forces in an effort to boost travel within the
During the Sky Is The Limit workshop at the State of the
Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) at Atlantis Paradise Island this
week, officials sought to trade ideas on how to make travel to and
within the Caribbean less complex...