Inaugural Bahamas Yacht & Travel Show a Success
- Jun 25, 2016 - 6:40:11 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and “Boat 4 A Day”
partnered in the first ever, Bahamas Yacht and Travel Show held on June
17, 18 and 19 at Bay Street Marina.
The non-profit three-day
boat show promoted all sea travel and guest-related products inclusive
of Florida-based travel representatives and yacht brokers. There were a
myriad of vendors including chartered yachts and other charter options;
hotels, marinas, resort wear, excursions and anything that is marketed
to tourists to promote travel to The Bahamas...
Bahamasair Launches Freeport to Orlando Non-Stop Service
- Jun 25, 2016 - 8:26:04 AM
Orlando Florida – On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Chairman Valentine Grimes
and Senior Manger Sales, Mr. Woodrow Wilson, along with Executives of
the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority welcomed the arrival of the new
non-stop service from Freeport to Orlando. The flight arrived at 11:00am
with seventy passengers on board, utilizing one of five brand new ATR
aircraft purchased by the company in November 2015.
will initially operate two days a week, on Wednesday and Saturday but it
is anticipated that as demand builds, the airline will increase its
Chairman Grimes remarked that the launch of this new
service “signals our commitment to recapturing our competitive position
as the preferred carrier of choice among the local market for travel to
and from Florida.”
Bahamas to host Caribbean Golf Tournament
- Jun 24, 2016 - 12:54:08 AM
The best golfers in the Caribbean will descend on The Bahamas next month
for the highly anticipated 60th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships.
President of the Bahamas Golf Federation Glen Archer said golfers from
Jamaica, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and
Tobago, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico will go head to head at Ocean
Club Golf Course on Paradise Island.
Approximately 90 golfers will participate in the competition, which will take place on July 24 to 29...
Push to Buy Bahamian Supports Local Artisans in Tourism Industry
- Jun 22, 2016 - 5:54:30 PM
Guests, hoteliers and other hospitality industry executives flocked to
the Tru Tru Bahamian Marketplace to scout the indigenous Bahamian
crafts, artwork, edibles and other locally made goods. The trade event,
hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism
Association, displayed Bahamian-made items to persons in the tourism
industry to provide exposure to local artisans and to make the tourist
experience a more authentic one.
One Bahamian owned hotel,
seeking to enhance its Tru Tru Bahamian feel, came ready to make the
most of the marketplace. Sandyport Beaches Resort, known for its serene
out-island atmosphere, came to the expo in search of locally-made
toiletries and bathroom amenities, artwork, décor, and jams and teas for
their one bedroom suites and studios - which feature full kitchens...
Tru Tru Bahamian Marketplace Touted a Success
- Jun 21, 2016 - 5:32:17 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The first ever Tru Tru Bahamian Marketplace at the
Atlantis Paradise Island drew scores of businesses and interested
Bahamians over the weekend.
Vendors, who were invited to attend the marketplace, said they were thankful for the exposure.
Amanda Ferguson of Biggity, a company that produces soy candles, body butters, body scrubs
Sixteen lucky Canadian couples chosen to wed in The Bahamas
- Jun 17, 2016 - 5:30:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -- Love is in the air as sixteen (16) couples prepare
to have the wedding of a lifetime in The Islands Of The Bahamas, after
being chosen as winners of The Bahamas 16 Weddings Invitation
The lucky Canadian couples will be a part of sixteen
weddings on sixteen locations all transpiring simultaneously with one
thing in common, their love. The weddings will take place on the
alluring islands of Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma,
Harbour Island, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Long Island, Nassau/Paradise
Island and San Salvador. As the various hotels across The Bahamas host
the lucky couples, the islands will all provide a distinctive cultural
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Receives Platinum Award at European Awards for Best Practices 2016
- Jun 14, 2016 - 10:42:47 AM
– The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism won the Platinum Award at The European Awards for Best
Practices 2016 in Brussels. The awards run by the European Society for
Quality Research (ESQR), recognize outstanding commitment, support and
results in quality management strategies along with
customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and receiving the award was Director
for Europe, Anthony Stuart. Mr Stuart said
that the award demonstrates that efforts by The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and stakeholders are noticed and celebrated. He added that
winning the Platinum Award at The European Awards for Best Practices is a
wonderful achievement for any organization...
First ever Bahamas Yacht and Travel Show to be held, June 17, 18 and 19
- Jun 12, 2016 - 5:46:45 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and “Boat 4 A Day”
are partnering in the first ever, Bahamas Yacht and Travel Show which
is slated for June 17, 18 and 19 at Bay Street Marina.
The non-profit three-day boat show will promote all sea travel and
guest-related products inclusive of Florida-based travel representatives
and yacht brokers. There will be a myriad of vendors to include
chartered yachts and other charter options; hotels, marinas, resort
wear, excursions and anything that is marketed to tourists to promote
travel to our shores.
Bahamas Culinary Team takes a Gold in Florida
- Jun 12, 2016 - 5:06:20 PM
The Bahamas is looking to capitalize on more exciting culinary events to
boost tourism numbers, according to Director General of Tourism Joy
Her comments came recently as she attended the Taste of the Caribbean – a
culinary art showdown among the best chefs in the region.
The event, which was held from June 6-10 in Miami, Florida, saw a strong
representation from the Bahamas National Culinary Team, who left the
competition with a gold medal finish...
Bahamas featured in Good Morning Britain promotion
- Jun 11, 2016 - 11:53:27 AM
Britons woke up to scenic montages of The Bahamas over the past week
as the Bahamas Tourist Office in London and other partners teamed up
for a competition that brings the beauty of The Bahamas to viewers
throughout the United Kingdom.
Television station ITV launched its
largest prize competition of the year on June 6 through the UK’s most
popular morning show, Good Morning Britain. In honor of Queen
Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, ITV’s competition will award a viewer
£250,000. Part of the prize money can be spent on a Bahamas vacation,
host Andi Peters told viewers in a segment recorded on a tranquil cay
just off Nassau/Paradise Island...
Alpitour World Returns to Grand Bahama Island
- Jun 11, 2016 - 10:35:01 AM
“New Direct Service from Milan, Italy”
Bahama – On Thursday, June 9th, 2016 the Island of Grand Bahama rolled
out the red carpet to welcome passengers on board the Neos Airline 767 -
300ER inaugural flight, operated by Alpitour World.
returns to the destination after four years, providing direct charter
flights from Milan, Italy to Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The program, which began on June 9th, will run until August 18th bringing 100 passengers to the island weekly...
New Charter from Italy to Grand Bahama Arrives
- Jun 10, 2016 - 12:44:34 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- A new charter made its inaugural flight
from Italy to Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
The Boeing 767-300ER Alpitour flight will provide direct service to the island from Milan until September 1, 2016.
Ministry of Tourism officials and industry partners greeted the 80 passengers on the inaugural trip...
Bahamas Improves Ranking as a Caribbean Destination
- Jun 6, 2016 - 11:57:08 AM
The Bahamas ranked among the top ten Caribbean countries in culture,
entertainment, culinary and adventure, and “leapfrogged” Jamaica to
claim the number four spot in absolute rankings, according to the 2016
Caribbean Tourism Quality Index Resonance Report.
“The Bahamas leapfrogged Jamaica in this year’s absolute ranking, the report states.
the Baha Mar bankruptcy means there won’t be a mega-resort anytime
soon, [The Bahamas] still attracts the second highest number of visitors
to the Caribbean...
New York Couples Share An Unforgettable Date Night With The Bahamas
- Jun 6, 2016 - 10:01:35 AM
NEW YORK, New York - Couples were treated to a picturesque night with
The Islands of the Bahamas at Bahamian Date Night in New York City on
June 2, 2016.
Bahamian Date Night, a signature event held during
the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week in NYC was crafted
with the destination-oriented couple in mind.
Set on the dazzling
620 Loft and Garden, The Bahamas was truly seen and embodied all
throughout the venue with tastefully colored Androsia pillows, poster
backdrops of memorable places in The Bahamas and the versatile Ira Storr
and the Spank band playing enthusiastically in the background...
Bahamian culture on full display in New York
- Jun 5, 2016 - 7:07:53 PM
The combination of Bahamian food, drinks, music and culture all makes
for one thing: a slamming party in the backyard. And hundreds of
Bahamians in the tristate area, American travel agents and journalists
were treated to just that.
In celebration of Caribbean Week in New
York,the Ministry of Tourism hosted a party in the backyard that was
chalk full of Bahamian delights.
In fact, one of the guests commented that the only thing that was missing was the Bahamian sun.
beat of the goat skin drum, the steady clang of the cowbells and the
melodic rhythm of the brass horns, got the party started...
Celebrities celebrate birthdays in The Bahamas
- Jun 1, 2016 - 3:26:36 PM
The Bahamas Film & Television Commission joined the Ministry of
Tourism in wishing several television stars a happy birthday in The
The group celebrating with friends in The Bahamas included
Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Rasheeda Buckner-Frost, Jahiry Jose and Toya
Silver Airways begins service to Nassau
- May 26, 2016 - 5:55:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways made its
inaugural flight from Tampa, Florida to New Providence yesterday adding
25,000 new seats to The Bahamas.
Silver Airways will provide flights from Tampa, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach, Florida to New Providence.
activities are significant in that the new routes allow a wide range of
travelers from these key markets in Florida to easily access the City
of Nassau and experience our Bahamian hospitality...”
Bahamas Tourism holds grieving session to cope with tragic loss of Princess Simms
- May 24, 2016 - 11:17:56 PM
With heavy and somber hearts, executives and a staff of the Ministry of
Tourism held a special grieving session with noted psychiatrist Dr.
Timothy Barrett to help cope with the sudden and tragic loss of the late
Princess Simms, a senior manager of Human Resources, who served the
ministry diligently for nearly 25 years.
The meeting was held at the British Colonial Hilton where staff members prayed and sang songs while comforting each other.
of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who worked closely with Simms
said, “It is a personal and difficult loss for me. Princess was a
vibrant person who was filled with life. She was an encouraging person
who gave so much and had ...
The Bahamas up for four Travvy Awards
- May 17, 2016 - 3:17:58 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas has been nominated for four Travvy Awards for 2017.
land of sun, sand and sea was nominated for Best Gaming Destination
(International), Best Honeymoon Destination (Caribbean/Bahamas), Best
Wedding Destination (Caribbean/Bahamas), and Best Tourism Board
Bahamas National Culinary Team Set To Compete
- May 17, 2016 - 2:16:47 PM
It’s hard enough to compete against countries around the region, but for
members of the Bahamas National Culinary Team the real battle is
beating themselves – the champions.
Since January, the
10-member team has been practicing in its top-secret location to prepare
for the Caribbean Tourism and Hotel Association’s annual Taste of the
Caribbean competition that will be held at the Hyatt Miami Regency from
June 8 -10...