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Western Air Makes Inaugural Flight Between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale - May 23, 2022 - 2:55:01 PM

Bahamian owned and operated commercial airline, Western Air, took a long runway into the international friendly skies yesterday when it made its first flight between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale, Florida as another airline alternative for travellers. The 50-seater Embraer ERJ145 Jet took off from Lynden Pindling International Airport at 11 a.m. en route to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport...
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The Bahamas Joins CARICOM Member States for Agri-investment Forum and Expo - May 20, 2022 - 3:31:42 PM

A delegation from The Bahamas, led by the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, (MOTIA), along with Minister Clay Sweeting, Minister for Agriculture, Marine Resources & Family Island Affairs are set to travel to Georgetown, Guyana, 19th  -21st  May, to represent the Prime Minister in the CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo...
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Bahamas Festivals Are Back - May 10, 2022 - 12:45:18 PM

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Summer is here, and the festivals are back. The Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation is proud to officially announce the return of signature events and festivals such as Goombay, Junkanoo Summer and Pineapple Festival this summer.

The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, is happy for the cultural celebration. He said, “It is gratifying to see the return of our beloved festivals....
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The Bond Experience Comes to The Bahamas - May 5, 2022 - 4:24:35 PM

James Bond, the iconic cinematic British Secret Agent, has filmed in The Bahamas no less than 007 times and come next month on 14 June, The Bond Experience will be coming here to kick off   the highly anticipated book release “Filming James Bond in The Bahamas” by Simon Firth. The Bond Experience will consist of a series of tours that will take place throughout Nassau and Paradise Island to highlight James Bond’s favourite locations in The Bahamas...
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Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism, Investments & Aviation to attend Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo this April - Apr 4, 2022 - 3:52:11 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) is thrilled to return to the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, slated to take place 5-10 April in Lakeland, Florida. The BMOTIA has participated in the event, which promotes aviation education, for over 20 years—and for good reason, as it is the largest annual conference in Florida. At the event, BMOTIA representatives will share the allure of The Bahamas to private pilots...
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Bahamas Wins 2021 Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards - Nov 18, 2021 - 3:43:01 PM

After 53,000 votes were cast by experts on Caribbean travel, namely, Caribbean Journal readers, and deliberations were made, the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas secured 2 wins out of 20 nominations for this year’s Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Bahamas won Best Caribbean Golf Destination and Best Caribbean Meetings Destination. The Bahamas also takes great pride in the fact that Atlantis Paradise Island...
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The Bahamas announces its participation at WTM London 2021 - Nov 1, 2021 - 3:13:42 PM

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The Islands of The Bahamas will be returning this year to World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, which will be held at ExCeL London, UK, from 1 – 3 November 2021. 

The Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA), Joy Jibrilu, will lead the Bahamas delegation.  Bahamas partners and stakeholders will also attend and will be joining the Tourism representatives on stand no. CA 240...
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The Bahamas is in a good position to benefit from investment and the multicultural segment - Oct 12, 2021 - 12:10:32 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation recently participated in the 25th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show (NABHOOD).

The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers’ (NABHOOD) mission is to create wealth within diverse communities by increasing the number of minorities developing, managing, operating, and owning hotels, while expanding vendor opportunities and executive level jobs...
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Business Professional Latia Duncombe appointed New Tourism Deputy Director General - Oct 6, 2021 - 2:42:28 PM

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The Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation today announced the appointment of business professional Ms. Latia Duncombe to the post of Deputy Director General of Tourism. Ms. Duncombe fills the senior post that was left vacant following the recent retirement of tourism veteran Mr. Ellison “Tommy Thompson.

Welcoming the new Deputy Director General to the Ministry, Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu stated, “The appointment of Ms. Duncombe as Deputy Director General of Tourism is a great asset to the Ministry’s senior executive team. Ms. Duncombe...
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Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism, Investments & Aviation celebrates World Tourism Day - Sep 27, 2021 - 9:05:05 AM

Marking the 41st annual World Tourism Day, The Islands of The Bahamas joins the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Tourism Organization in recognizing the tremendous social and economic impact tourism has on countless individuals around the world. After a year and a half of facing an unprecedented global pandemic, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation remains steadfast in its efforts to provide opportunities and resources to Bahamians across every island and cay to reap the benefits of tourism and is committed to achieving a bright future for The Bahamas and the Caribbean region...
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Government launches Preliminary Stage of Bidding Process on Bahamas Airports Public Private Partnership Program - Sep 2, 2021 - 10:29:57 AM

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas intends to issue a Request for Pre-qualifications (RFpQ) for The Bahamas Airports PPP Program and invites interested private sector parties to submit their qualifications for consideration.

The Government is focused on the development of sustainable and resilient airport infrastructure within Grand Bahama...
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Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson inducted as Bahamas Flying Ambassadors - Sep 1, 2021 - 9:00:30 AM

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Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson of Delray Beach, Florida have officially been inducted as Flying Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas.  

The historic induction ceremony, complete with an airplane water salute, issuance of certificates, credentials and Bahamas branded gift items, was conducted on August 25, 2021 by executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA)...
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Ministry of Tourism & Aviation - September 2021 New Developments - Aug 30, 2021 - 9:20:31 AM

Escape to the turquoise waters of The Bahamas to explore ultimate island seclusion and marvel at the natural wonders beneath the surface. With new adventure-seeking excursions, renovated amenities and hot deals, travellers looking to book their next vacation are in for an unforgettable experience.  NEWS

UNEXSO Announces New Glass Bottom Boating Experience to Shark Junction...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on updated CDC Travel Advisory - Aug 24, 2021 - 8:22:27 AM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has taken note of the updated travel advisory issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasing its travel recommendation for The Bahamas from a Level 3 to a Level 4 destination.

The Bahamas is among a large number of countries, including several Caribbean destinations...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Presents Its 2nd Virtual Junkanoo Summer Festival 2021 - Aug 10, 2021 - 2:51:12 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is gearing up to host its 2nd Virtual Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) scheduled for three (3) consecutive Saturdays, August 14, 21 and 28, 2021. The virtual festival will air on TourismTodayBahamas Facebook page and will feature all things Bahamian, sharing generational knowledge on customs and traditions, Bahamian delicacies and enlightening viewers on the art and history of Junkanoo...
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Bahamas Builds on General Aviation Opportunities at 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show - Aug 4, 2021 - 12:47:17 PM

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“Officials from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) are actively pursuing new business opportunities for the destination while at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Show in Wisconsin,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, Deputy Director General, BMOTA.

“In addition to the high level of interest shown by persons wanting to visit The Bahamas at our booth...
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BahamaHost’s Got Heart: Virtual Graduation of 760 Participants Nationwide - Jul 27, 2021 - 7:24:03 PM

On July 29, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will host a grand virtual ceremony to mark the graduation of a total of 760 tourism professionals from BahamaHost, its signature industry training program. Held under the theme, "The People's BahamaHost: Heart, Community, Empowerment," the ceremony will be aired via Zoom and Facebook at 7 p.m...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation returns to 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show - Jul 27, 2021 - 12:46:45 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) team returns to the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Show, July 25-August 1, in Wisconsin. Last year, the show was cancelled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. 

Deemed the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” and the largest aviation show in the world, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, prior to Covid-19, attracted in excess of 600,000 aviation enthusiasts, 10,000 aircraft and almost 1,000 media professionals from around the world... 
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Religious Tourism rebounds in Grand Bahama - Jul 15, 2021 - 11:05:40 AM

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Religious Tourism is making a rebound on Grand Bahama, with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation partnering with New Horizon Worship Center for their third anniversary conference, scheduled for July 14-16, 2021, at New Horizon Worship Center at 7 p.m. nightly under the theme, “This Is That.”

Steven Johnson, Director at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, noted, “The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is optimistic about Religious Tourism in Grand Bahama, and we believe that this will be another growth sector for the Island...
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Crystal Cruises introduces Bahamas Resident Special - Jul 14, 2021 - 12:05:45 PM

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The world-renowned Crystal Cruises has successfully completed its inaugural homeporting voyage in The Bahamas. The luxurious all-inclusive floating hotel sailed through sapphire waters to Great Exuma, San Salvador and Long Island, giving tourists and residents a unique all-Bahamian experience. Now, starting this July, the cruise is implementing a Bahamas Resident Special for its Luxury Bahamas Escapes voyages.

The 7-night Luxury Bahamas Escapes with exclusive resident fares starts at $1,314 per guest for Ocean-view, $1,814 for Verandah and $3,314 for Penthouse...
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