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...
SOTIC Opens In The Islands Of The Bahamas
- Oct 3, 2018 - 11:31:40 PM
In his keynote address to the opening ceremony of the State of Tourism
Industry Conference (SOTIC) yesterday, October 2, Prime Minister Dr.
Hubert Minnis urged delegates to turn the Caribbean into a global
tourism centre. The region’s premier tourism conference is being held
this week, October 1-5, at Atlantis Paradise Island.
SOTIC is a
meeting of the minds that brings together over 300 delegates from around
the Caribbean — tourism ministers, directors, executives, strategic
partners, tourism business executives and everyone involved directly or
indirectly in tourism...
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Reviews Freeport, Grand Bahama Initiatives
- Oct 1, 2018 - 4:34:46 PM
The purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport is big news, but
the acquisition of this prime resort property is only one part of the
overall, large scale mission being undertaken to support the rebound of
tourism on the island of Grand Bahama.
The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation has been working closely with Minister of State for
Grand Bahama, Senator, The Hon. Kwasi Thompson, to promote the island...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism To Launch New Branding Strategy In 2019
- Oct 1, 2018 - 4:30:55 PM
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu touted the “tourism boom” being
experienced in The Islands Of The Bahamas and revealed that a new
marketing campaign will be launched in 2019.
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), was speaking at the State of The Tourism Industry
Conference (SOTIC) – a week-long conference at Atlantis Paradise Island
from October 2-5...
Bahamas MOTA’s Aviation and Verticals Team Tour Banyan
- Sep 30, 2018 - 1:54:50 PM
This past Thursday, representatives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
and Aviation (BMOTA), led by its Deputy Director General, Mr. Ellison
“Tommy” Thompson, conducted a special tour of Banyan Air Services’, 88
acres facility in Fort Lauderdale. The team, made up of the BMOTA
vertical and aviation department members, also used the opportunity to
present, to Banyan’s executives, gift bags as a token of appreciation
for their support to The Bahamas. Each gift bag contained a Bahamas
Gateway FBO shirt, hat, cup, towel and key chain. The BMOTA began
working with Banyan more than twenty years ago, and today it is its
largest Fixed Based Operator (FBO), sending hundreds of pilots to its
40+ airports, each year...
Bahamas Exploring Additional Travel Business from China
- Sep 27, 2018 - 6:54:42 PM
“The Bahamas’ attendance at the 2018 World Routes Conference in
Guangzhou, China was very successful and exceeded our initial goals and
expectations,” said Tyrone Sawyer, Sr. Director of Airlift Development
for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).
Conference brought together hundreds of airlines executives from the Far
East, Europe, Canada, North America and the United States, to meet,
develop and create business opportunities with vendors from various
The Abacos make history with record breaking visitor arrivals
- Sep 25, 2018 - 12:34:42 PM
The Abacos have struck gold, officially. For the first time in history,
the island has received 300,000 visitors, the second highest number of
visitors after Nassau, in 2017, according to Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who spoke on behalf of the Minister
of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar.
Addressing the 15th
annual Abaco Business Outlook Conference, Minister Pintard highlighted
the impact of the Ministry of Tourism’s 16-island destination strategy
designed to create high visibility for the Out Islands...
Tourist Money Never Done Symposium a major success
- Sep 18, 2018 - 4:42:53 PM
Tourism officials are planning to visit a number of Family Islands to
hold the workshop ‘Tourist Money Never Done’ after the inaugural event
at the British Colonial Hilton on September 13 -14, was oversubscribed.
event was developed by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation in
conjunction with the Bahamas Development Bank and Patrick Rahming &
Associates to assist budding tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders in
brainstorming ideas for new products in the country’s number one sector.
of Business Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Janet
Johnson said she was overwhelmed with the reaction to the seminar...
Bahamas Garners Massive Exposure At Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion In Orlando, Florida
- Sep 5, 2018 - 10:54:27 AM
The Bahamas garnered massive exposure over the weekend at a Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation sponsored Party in da Backyard at the pool of the
Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida, as part of the sponsorship of
the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR) Expo and Convention.
explosive and rhythmic sounds of Junkanooers and the colorful costumes,
at the Bahamas styled party, captured the attention of hundreds in the
pool and surrounds, enjoying the Labour Day weekend. Crowds joined in
the line and danced to the music while many others raised cameras to
capture the parade...
Significant Growth in Tourism Arrival Numbers Positively Affects the Abacos
- Sep 4, 2018 - 3:31:47 PM
Due to a significant growth in tourism arrival numbers, the number of
resorts and restaurants in the Abacos which are normally closed during
the off-season has drastically decreased.
According to Wynsome
Ferguson, Manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, all hotels in Marsh
Harbour and Hope Town will remain open during the period of August –
November, which is typically off-season on the island...
The Bahamas to showcase at Annual Tom Joyner Family Reunion
- Aug 27, 2018 - 9:11:19 AM
The Islands Of The Bahamas will once again be one of the featured
booths at the annual Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion(ATJFR) scheduled
to take place this Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 3, at the
Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Florida.
The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism and Aviation will be located in booth 808, as a part of what
is being touted as “The Supersize Family Expo” of the well-attended
event which is now in its 16th year as a major African-American
Convention and Expo said to attract more than 50,000 family members of
all ages each year...
BMOT & Aviation introduces New Florida Sales Force
- Aug 27, 2018 - 12:42:49 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has launched a series of
Icebreaker events across the state of Florida, to introduce its brand
new Florida Sales and Marketing force to the Hospitality, Tourism and
Travel community within the state (the country’s nearest U.S. neighbor).
the recent event hosted to draw travel professionals from both Dade and
Broward, newly appointed Director for Marketing, Florida, Mrs. Betty
Bethel-Moss, told those in attendance, “While technology is the most
relevant platform from which to conduct business in our industry...
Local Student Hezrona A. E. Moxyz-currie receives National Honor
- Aug 26, 2018 - 6:41:29 PM
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced
student Hczrona A. E. Moxyz-Curric from Coral Springs, FL, has been
selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society
recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership,
scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS
Founder and Clmim1an Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that
established the Nobel Prizes.
"On behalf ofNSHSS,
I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that
Hezrona has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic
exccllcncc," said Nobel...
The Islands Of The Bahamas Among AFAR Magazine’s Best Caribbean and Family Destinations
- Aug 25, 2018 - 6:50:18 AM
Months after its editors, writers and guests experienced The Islands Of
The Bahamas, the renowned AFAR magazine has once again placed the
destination at the forefront of readers’ minds as a finalist in its
Travel Awards for the Best Caribbean and Family Destination.
the Best Caribbean Destination category, The Bahamas is going up against
British Virgin Islands; Saint Lucia; Bermuda; Antigua and Barbuda;
Cancun/Riviera Maya; Aruba; Barbados; Curaçao; Martinique; Cayman Islands; Jamaica; Los Cabos and Grenada...
BMOTA reconnects with Travel Industry Association of South Florida
- Aug 21, 2018 - 11:14:27 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) recently held a
joint dinner and mini tradeshow for sixty members of the Travel Industry
Association (TIA) of South Florida. The event, which was held at La
Jolla in Coral Gables, marked the BMOTA’s return to TIA, the largest
association of travel agents in South Florida.
evening, travel agents were educated on the new hotel product offerings
in The Bahamas, as well as updated on the new airlift services and
tourism programs. The Bahamas update session was conducted by BMOTA
sales and marketing team, led by Betty Bethel-Moss, Director of Sales
Bahamas Participation in 2018 Oshkosh Aviation Conference a smashing success
- Aug 19, 2018 - 3:58:01 PM
“The 2018 EAA AirVenture Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is over, but
the Islands of The Bahamas made quite an impression there and seized
additional business opportunities for its tourism and aviation sectors,”
so said Captain Greg Rolle, Sr. Director of Vertical Markets and
Aviation at The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).
Rolle, who is the only non-North American to have ever served as
Chairman of the influential International Federal Partnership (IFP)
organization, said, “The Bahamas is the only country, outside of the USA
and Canada, to be a part of the prestigious IFP, which works closely
with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) representatives on this
Bahamas Tourism reveals strong positive trends in international arrivals
- Aug 17, 2018 - 1:17:05 PM
International arrivals in The Bahamas show a solid growth of +10.2
percent year-to-date, maintaining the tourism turnaround that began in
October of 2017. The growth trend is driven by strong performance from
the U.S. but a 29.6 percent increase through July in arrivals from
Canada is also contributing to the overall growth story. The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation restarted robust marketing and
communications efforts in North America telling The Bahamas travel story
to consumers by bringing travel journalists and digital influencers to