Bahamas Welcomes Anthem Of The Seas
- Nov 29, 2015 - 4:23:16 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently welcomed another
quantum-sized cruise ship that is expected to bring up to 6,000 passengers to
the Port of Nassau each week.
The Anthem of the Seas is the second Quantum-Sized ships under the
fleet of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL).
The ship is designed to wow with a large variety of entertainment.
It has indoor and outdoor pools, a rock climbing wall, bumper
Ministry of Tourism Thanks Industry Partners And Visitors
- Nov 28, 2015 - 9:54:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Executives and staff of the Ministry of Tourism spent Thanksgiving Day
saying thank you to industry stakeholders and visitors in a big way by
treating them to a free Thanksgiving luncheon at Pompey Square.
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said the Ministry of Tourism
wanted to pause and reflect on the blessings over the last year.
“Although Thanksgiving is primarily an American holiday it is always
good to give thanks and in spite of it all, The Bahamas has much to be
Grand Bahama gets ready for Faith Fest 2016
- Nov 27, 2015 - 3:18:10 PM
“A Religious Tourism Partnership with Bishop Henry Fernandez Ministries”
LUCAYAN RESORT, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - The faith-based community of
Grand Bahama Island showed up in full support of the recent Living
Taping of the Bishop Henry Fernandez Ministries, Lifestyle of Faith Live
Recording on the Great Lawn of the Grand Lucayan Resort on Thursday,
The evening brought together key influencers in
the Christian community of religious leaders, local Bahamian gospel
artists and international recording artists who shared in a time of
teaching and worship...
Delta Airlines begins non-stop to Abaco and Eleuthera and daily flights to Georgetown, Exuma
- Nov 25, 2015 - 9:48:32 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia - The Bahamas Tourist Office in Atlanta, Georgia
recently hosted more than 115 of the top travel agents to a trade show
and dinner reception at the Ivy Hall & Roswell Mill Club in Atlanta,
Georgia. The event, which showcased various Resorts in The Bahamas also
served to announce Delta Airlines new non stop services into The
Bahamas commencing in December, making accessibility to The Bahamas’
destination, much more easier.
Commencing on December 19, 2015, Delta will fly twice weekly into Marsh
Harbour, Abaco and North Eleuthera, from Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson
Atlanta Airport; Tuesdays and Saturdays into Marsh Harbour, Abaco and
Wednesdays and Saturdays into North Eleuthera...
Ministry of Tourism Gives Thanks During Church Service
- Nov 22, 2015 - 5:50:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Executives and staff at the Ministry of Tourism
recently got into the spirit of thanksgiving by attending a special
church service at Trinity Methodist Church.
The ministry visits
churches regularly to pause and give thanks for blessings on the tourism
industry and by extension the country.
Minister of Tourism the
Hon. Obie Wilchcombe reminded that everyone should be grateful and
thanked the ministry’s employees for their hard work...
Bahamas Wedding Industry Featured in Bridal Show in Atlanta, Georgia
- Nov 19, 2015 - 12:29:20 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia - Several destination wedding and honeymoon suppliers
from the Islands of The Bahamas were featured during the Ministry of
Tourism’s (MOT) launched of its Romance Circuit Signature Bridal Show,
in Atlanta, Georgia.
Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance, at the MOT said, “Because of The
Bahamas’ unparalleled diversity of its multi islands chain, and its
romantic and natural beauty, The Bahamas has become of the most sought
after destinations for weddings and honeymoons in the Caribbean...
New Tourism Excursion in Nassau Launches to Rave Reviews
- Nov 17, 2015 - 4:10:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – A new excursion has launched, adding adventure to the
tourism excursions in Nassau. The Bahamian owned and operated company,
Harbour Safaris, is based around a 30' Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) that
can carry 12 passengers and 2 crew members.
The Parker 900 Baltic boat was purchased out of the UK and was shipped
to Nassau. Parker Ribs has extensive experience in the “sea-safari”
operation, with models operating tours throughout Europe and the rest of
the world. The boat has many safety features and has great offshore
Bahamas Film Commissioner Provides Talk Radio Listeners With Scoop On Filming In The Bahamas
- Nov 15, 2015 - 3:05:02 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, November 12th, 2015 – Film Commissioner for The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Clarence Rolle, provided listeners with
The SCOOP on Filming in The Bahamas, as a recent guest on The Islands
Of The Bahamas’ talk radio show, that is aired weekly out of West Palm
Beach Florida. The SCOOP on The BAHAMAS, radio talk show, provides its
listening audience with Tourism information and updates in the country
including new hotels, new activities, new airlift, festivals, heritage
and sporting events and much more...
Bahamas Geotourism Website Launched
- Nov 15, 2015 - 1:51:28 PM
Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in The Bahamas now have
access to over 50 million potential customers thanks to an innovative website
that maximizes the country’s geotourism potential.
The National Geographic Bahamas Geo-tourism Website was formed
through a partnership among the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, National
Geographic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Small and Medium
Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDA)...
Mega Exposure For Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
- Nov 13, 2015 - 6:06:31 AM
Organizers of the second Popeyes Bahamas Bowl are expecting maximum
coverage this year as the game continues to garner international media
The event, which will be held at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium on December
24, is being organized through a partnership between ESPN Events, the
Ministry of Tourism and Popeyes...
Downtown Nassau Safe For Tourists, says Top Cop
- Nov 11, 2015 - 11:22:12 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Although the City of Nassau gets a bad reputation in
the international spotlight, Chief Superintendent of the Tourism
Policing Unit Leamond Deleveaux said it could not get any safer for
The City of Nassau or Bay Street is a great attraction for tourists and
is a port of call for scores of cruise ships that bring millions of
tourists to The Bahamas each year...
Taste of The Bahamas, A Smashing Success
- Nov 10, 2015 - 9:25:44 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Some three hundred patrons attended a special
‘”Taste of The Bahamas” Reception held this past Friday at the African
American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The
event, which showcased the diverse culture of The Bahamas, was part of
the Broward County Library Destination Friday’s program and was
facilitated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT).
An art exhibition, that featured more than 100 personal artifacts, including awards from The Bahamas of the Late Esther Rolle...
Bahamas Tourism Officials attend World Travel Market
- Nov 2, 2015 - 2:25:30 PM
London, England – Ministry of Tourism officials hit the ground running Monday, November 2nd
promoting The Islands of The Bahamas at World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism along with industry partners including The
Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, Atlantis, Comfort Suites, One
and Only Ocean, Grand Lucayan and others will be meeting with key
industry stakeholders from around the world...
National Association of The Bahamas Awards Bahamian Students With US Academic Scholarships
- Oct 28, 2015 - 10:59:37 PM
PLANTATION, Florida – Seven students from The Bahamas were awarded
academic scholarships from the National Association of The Bahamas (NAB)
towards their educational pursuits at colleges in the United States of
America. The presentation was made during a special NAB meeting and
cocktail reception held at the Ancient Spanish Monastery in Miami,
The scholarship recipients, six of whom are pursuing Bachelors programs
and one a Masters of Business Administration degree are Javoncia Davis, a
MBA Major at Hodges University, Cory Adderley, Automotive Technology
student at Lincoln College of Technology; Ke’shira Nicholls, Social Work
major at Spellman College..
Meeting of the minds: Bahamas Culinary Fusion Expo 2015
- Oct 28, 2015 - 10:53:08 AM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - Decadent chocolate desserts and pastries,
seafood dishes with the freshest catch pulled right from the beautiful
Caribbean Sea, and colorful drink concoctions are just a few of the
culinary delights that await attendees to this year’s Culinary Fusion
Expo in The Bahamas, taking place on Saturday, November 7, from 4 to 9
p.m. on Grand Bahama Island.
Hundreds of foodies from around the region and around the globe are
expected to make their way to Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel to attend
this culinary extravaganza, now in its fourth year. There will be live
cooking and mixology demonstrations and a host of cooking stations by
restaurant and resort chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists from which
attendees will ...
Junior Minister of Tourism Wins 3rd Place at CTO Youth Congress in Curaçao
- Oct 27, 2015 - 8:04:56 PM
Junior Minister of Tourism Owyn Ferguson recently placed third at the
Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Congress in Willemstad, Curaçao
after he gave a riveting speech on “Film Induced Tourism”.
Ferguson, a senior student at St. Anne’s School, competed against 14 junior ministers and commissioners of tourism.
Islands represented included Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Bahamas,
Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Jamaica, Martinique, Nevis,
Saint Lucia, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Turks & Caicos Islands...
Bird Watching Industry Taking Off In The Bahamas
- Oct 27, 2015 - 7:56:52 PM
There are over 100 bird species in The Bahamas and officials are
hoping that these feathered friends will help cause a new billion-dollar niche
market to take off.
Science Officer at Bahamas National Trust (BNT) Scott Johnson says
many of the species that can be found are migratory, but the real moneymakers are
the key endemic birds.
“If you are interested in being a bird tour guide, you need to
focus on key species that are Bahamian and something that tourists would not
see any place else and it really doesn’t get better than the island of Andros,”
Grand Bahama Tourist Office Partners with Balearia and AD Nation in aid of Central and Southern Bahamas
- Oct 27, 2015 - 9:16:14 AM
Grand Bahama Island – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism continues to
receive support from its industry partners as relief efforts remain in
full gear in aid of the central and southern Bahamas.
Florida partners, Balearia Bahamas Express and AD Nation advertising
agency, which has coordinated Grand Bahama’s newest advertising campaign
for the South Florida market, have teamed up in response to the call
for assistance sounded by the Minister of Tourism through Director
General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu..
Religious Tourism Grows In Bimini
- Oct 25, 2015 - 10:05:02 PM
The niche market of Religious Tourism continues to grow on the island of
Bimini after a conference attracted scores of religious leaders from
throughout the US.
Bishop Ricardo Grant, senior pastor of Universal Household of Faith and
Universal and Fellowship Alliance brought together 22 churches to Bimini
from October 22-24.
Some of the churches came from Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; the Cayman Islands, Nassau and Grand Bahama...
Grand Bahama Island Tourism Training Symposium, October 29th – 30th
- Oct 25, 2015 - 10:48:40 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Ministry of Tourism’s Training and Education Department in
partnership with the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board invites all
industry stakeholders to attend the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Training
Symposium, October 29th – 30th, 2015!
The symposium will be held at the Grand Lucayan Convention Center.
For more information call: 242-350-8600.