Top executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism meet with its emerging leaders to prepare for the future of the tourism industry
- Dec 10, 2019 - 3:32:25 PM
At a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Global Sales and Marketing
meeting, the top executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism met
with the emerging leaders of their tourism team to discuss and prepare
them for the future of the tourism industry. The Director General of
the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, and the Deputy Director
General, Mr. Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, joined Executive Director of
Global Sales, Mrs. Bridgette King, for the three-day gathering that
brought together the first cadre of talented young professionals that
will help propel the Ministry of Tourism into the future...
Bahamas Travel Show
- Dec 9, 2019 - 12:40:03 PM
As part of its ‘Bahamas Is Open For Business’ marketing campaign, the
Bahamas Tourist Office in Plantation, Florida in conjunction with its
partnership with Hubbard Radio Alpha Media Network, in West Palm Beach,
will conduct three special editions of The Bahamas Travel Show.
Show was designed to further heighten The Bahamas’ diverse and
impressive brand, increase market visibility, engage loyal listeners,
increase visitor interest and bookings to its destination and
Hero World Challenge donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund
- Dec 9, 2019 - 10:40:45 AM
Hero World Challenge Donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund.From left
Tiger Woods, Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp and
Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation.Creators of
the ONE Bahamas Fund - Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, NEXUS Luxury
Collection, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and members from the ALBANY
community - have pledged $6 million toward Hurricane Dorian relief and
rebuilding efforts to be matched by those who share their passion to
help those impacted by the devastating hurricane...
FCCA partners with Carnival Cruise Lines and MOTA to bring holiday cheer to deserving children
- Dec 7, 2019 - 12:35:07 PM
Christmas came a little early for 200 local children who participated in
The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) 23rd Annual Holiday
Gift Project. Held on Thursday, December 5 at The Freeport Harbour, the
gift-giving event saw representatives from Carnival Cruise Lines and the
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (MOTA) welcome students and teachers
for a celebration filled with food, music, and holiday cheer...
Thousands of children to benefit from santa’s wonderland this holiday season
- Dec 4, 2019 - 3:30:06 PM
Bass Pro Shops has teamed up with Convoy of Hope, The Grand Bahama
Christian Council (GBCC), the YMCA and various government agencies to
make the holiday season bright for thousands of children on Grand Bahama
Island through Santa’s Wonderland. A holiday staple on the Bass Pro
Shops calendar, Santa’s Wonderland is an activity-packed event for
children that includes gift giveaways, games, treats, and photo
opportunities with Santa Claus and his helpers. The free,
Christmas-themed attraction is set for December 16-19 from 4 p.m. to 9
p.m. on the YMCA playing field...
Inspirations at Sea Cruise visits Grand Bahama for 5th year
- Dec 4, 2019 - 11:30:09 AM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s Religious Tourism Department
recently welcomed 60 gospel artists to Grand Bahama for an afternoon of
music, dining and fellowship at the Manta Ray Beach Club. The group
comprised recent winners in the Prayze Factor Awards, a global
initiative that recognises and promotes the best unsigned gospel talent
around the world.
The visit marked Prayze Factor’s fifth
consecutive trip to Grand Bahama. Each year, following the awards
ceremony, the winners are invited on a tour across the U.S. that
culminates in a cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines to The Bahamas...
What’s new in the islands of the Bahamas this December
- Dec 3, 2019 - 9:40:06 AM
The weather may be cooling down in the U.S., but The Bahamas is heating
up this winter. With numerous awards under its belt, The Bahamas is
top-of-mind as people around the world set their 2020 travel plans. From
continued reopenings on Grand Bahama Island, to a new craft cocktail
bar in Nassau to exciting cultural events such as the vibrant
celebration of Junkanoo, there is no better time than now to see just
why it’s always “Better in The Bahamas”...
The LSU Tigers came to Bimini and conquered Junkanoo Jam 2019
- Dec 2, 2019 - 2:51:23 PM
The Tigers of LSU built an early lead and never looked back as they won
the Bimini Division title over the Tigers of Memphis. LSU was led by
tournament MVP Khayla Pointer with 17 points on 8-11 shooting and 3
assists. Memphis’s leading scorer was Jamirah Shutes scoring 14 in the
LSU started quick taking a 27-15 lead after the 1st
quarter. LSU’s offense continued to roll in the 2nd quarter as the
inside-out duo of Faustine Aifuwa and Khayla Pointer would prove to be
too much for Memphis as they combine for 28 points on 14 of 17 shooting
in the half...
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and aviation hosts top-tier media and Influencers Post-Hurricane Dorian
- Dec 1, 2019 - 12:50:24 PM
In the months following Hurricane Dorian, The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has mobilized and set up a steady stream of
group and individual familiarization trips to continue telling the
world that The Bahamas is “Open For Business.” From November 2019 into
the New Year, top-tier media and social influencers are coming to The
Islands Of The Bahamas to discover the country’s culture, cuisine and
communities and help spread the message that most of the islands are
Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup reels in another smashing success
- Nov 30, 2019 - 12:45:38 PM
Anglers across Florida converged in the settlement of West End, Grand
Bahama on November 21 for the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Old Bahama
Bay Wahoo Charity Cup. For participants, the event was a thrilling
opportunity to sail the beautiful, boundless blue waters of Grand Bahama
Island in hunt for wahoo large enough to earn them the competition’s
top prize and, of course, bragging rights.
The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism & Aviation served as a proud sponsor of the Wahoo Charity
Cup, which attracted 37 participating boats this year, the largest
showing since its inception...
Grand Bahama welcomes first official international flight since Hurricane Dorian
- Nov 27, 2019 - 9:27:57 AM
It was an exciting day for Grand Bahama on Tuesday, November 26, as the
island welcomed its first official international flight to the Fixed
Based Operators (FBO) at Grand Bahama International Airport since the
passing of Hurricane Dorian. Representatives from The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA), Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board,
Grand Bahama Airport Company, Bahamas Customs and Immigration and the
Royal Bahamas Police Force all assembled on the tarmac Tuesday afternoon
to welcome the inbound Bahamasair Boeing 737 Jet...
Veteran Bahamas Tourism Marketing Executive honored
- Nov 25, 2019 - 12:06:32 PM
Veteran Bahamas Tourism executive, Linville Johnson, received a prestigious, “Supplier of the Year” Award from the National
Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) during their recent annual conference in New Orleans, LA.
who has been in the sales and marketing industry with the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) for well over 30 years,
Bahamas Tourism Completes Canadian Crusade
- Nov 23, 2019 - 3:46:08 PM
Tourism officials traveled across Canada this past week to promote that it’s
business as usual
for The Bahamas.
All but 2 of the 16 major islands are open to tourists despite the
impact of Hurricane Dorian to Abaco and Grand Bahama. Their message was
loud and clearly presented to media and travel professionals across the
country on stops in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto that The Bahamas is
#StillRockin as they unveiled their new slogan and hashtag.
Leading the charge was Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, who said...
New program seeks to attract cruise officials to experience The Bahamas
- Nov 20, 2019 - 9:34:40 AM
The Cruise and Maritime Department of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
& Aviation (BMOTA) has introduced an initiative designed to increase
spend from cruise ship staff and crew.
The new Crew Program
features a familiarization exercise that allows cruise ship employees to
experience a taste of the hospitality, culture and tourism product of
The Islands Of The Bahamas...
Bahamas Tourism blitz underway in Canada
- Nov 19, 2019 - 12:30:59 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation delegates lead by Minister
of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, as well as numerous industry
partners took media outlets and tour operators in Canada on a whirlwind
tour of the Islands of the Bahamas, solidifying the messaging of the
Bahamas being a viable destination for the Canadian tourists, despite
the impact of Hurricane Dorian.
“Following Hurricane Dorian, we felt
that it was absolutely critical to come and let the Canadian market know
that we are open for business and to introduce The Bahamas to new
aspects of the Canadian market,” remarked Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Director General, Joy Jibrilu, “as far west as Vancouver, there is huge
potential to market the country...”
The Islands Of The Bahamas at International Dive Show in Florida
- Nov 15, 2019 - 9:35:56 AM
An impressive contingent from The Islands Of The Bahamas is in
attendance at DEMA, considered the world’s only international,
trade-only event for diving, action watersports, and travel
professionals. The massive trade show is taking place this weekend,
November 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall, 9800
International Dr, Orlando, FL. The Bahamas Booth is number 2009.
Bahamas group, comprised of members of the Bahamas Dive Association
(BDA) and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA), is
representing the Bahamas’ lucrative dive business...
Jeannie Thompson launches new book ‘Bahamian Tapestry’
- Nov 14, 2019 - 5:00:08 PM
Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the
days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism
and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward
visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and
creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio
soap operas, “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle”
which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the
legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson
followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...