First Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem – A smashing success
- Nov 22, 2017 - 2:24:22 PM
More than $141,000 was awarded this weekend in Bimini at the First
Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem Fishing Tournament, held November 16-18, at
Resorts World Bimini.
Organized by Captain Jimmy Wickett,
President of Meat Mayhem Tournaments, some 24 boats, from across the USA
including Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Maryland as well
as Grand Bahama Island and as far as Germany, and each paying a
registration fee of $3,000, participated in the two-day fishing event...
Bahamas Aviation Council assemble to proactively plan industry’s future
- Nov 21, 2017 - 8:27:52 AM
Earlier this month The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA)
in conjunction with several aviation industry partners that makes up the
Bahamas Aviation Council, convened at the Nassau Airport Development
Company’s office (NAD) to collectively unify its body, strengthen
cohesiveness and proactively strategize for the future.
Council, led by Charles Albury, Permanent Secretary, MOTA included
representatives of the MOTA’s (Nassau and USA offices), NAD, Bahamas
Departments of Customs, Immigration and Civil Aviation, Royal Bahamas
Bahamas Marinas and Boating Partners tout “We are open for business” message at 2017 Fort Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show
- Nov 20, 2017 - 1:25:27 PM
Bahamas hotels, yacht and marina operators from throughout the islands
were in full attendance at the recent 2017 Fort Lauderdale International
Boat Show (FLIBS), held November 1-5, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale. The
Bahamian operators were there to ensure that the boating enthusiasts
knew that the marinas in The Bahamas were not impacted by the recent
storms that devastated parts of the Caribbean, and that they are in
fact, open for business and ready to book.
Some 1,200 boats
in-water, were featured at the world’s largest in-water boat show, which
bought together 105,000 international buyers and sellers from 50
countries. FLIBS’ 58th event showcased 1,000 exhibitors who displayed
their marine products and accessories...
Florida’s Leading Travel Agents pleased with visit to Grand Bahama Oct 27-28,
- Oct 31, 2017 - 9:09:05 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation’s office
recently hosted several travel agents from West Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami Dade Counties, to Grand Bahama Island, October 27-28, 2017 via
Balearia Caribbean. The visit, which was part of the MOTA ongoing
campaign, “The Bahamas is Open For Business, Come See For Yourself,”
gave the agents an opportunity to experience first hand, the island’s
major hotels, marinas and tourist attractions...
The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism and Aviation makes headway in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Oct 26, 2017 - 11:01:33 AM
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) representatives traveled
to Halifax, Nova Scotia during a recent Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO)
Canada sales mission in an effort to promote The Islands Of The Bahamas
and attract Canadian visitors to the destination.
Commissioner Roselyn Horton joined Paul Strachan, Senior Director of
MOTA- Canada, as they met with key travel trade media, local travel
agents, the Federation of International Basketball Association Group
(FIBA), and students of Arcadia University, Dalhousie University, St.
Vincent University, and St. Mary's University...
Say 'Yes' In The Bahamas Tourism Social Media Wedding Proposal Competition
- Oct 24, 2017 - 1:23:42 PM
The Bahamas, one of the world’s leading destinations for weddings and
honeymoons, is gearing up to launch its newest romance competition “Say
Yes in The Bahamas Wedding Proposal.
The unique social media
competition, which commences on October 30, 2017 and ends on December
15, 2017 is a joint initiative created by the Romance Department of The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) in conjunction with
Paparazzi Proposal, to showcase the ultimate wedding proposals offered
in the destination...
Second Place for Bahamas Jr. Minister of Tourism
- Oct 15, 2017 - 10:50:44 PM
Bahamas Jr. Minister of Tourism 2017 Michael Wallace
secured a second-place finish at the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO) Youth Congress in Grenada, on Friday.
Wallace, a student
of St. Anne’s School in New Providence, presented on the topic,
“Signature Tourism Products – Strengthening the image of your
destination”. Wallace presented the idea of The Island Hop, a proposed
mini-cruise experience throughout The Islands of The Bahamas. It’s an
idea that the 17-year-old thought would bring young travelers to The
Bahamas for new fun and exciting experiences...
45th Annual McLean's Town Conch Cracking Festival "Building Tradition"
- Oct 14, 2017 - 5:28:28 PM
Hundreds of residents and visitors flocked to the East End Primary
School to celebrate the 45th Annual McLean's Town Conch Cracking
Festival on Grand Bahama Island on National Heroes Day.
festival, which has been a staple homecoming event on Grand Bahama
Island, began in 1972 under the inspiration of English teacher Jeffery
Morgan and has since grown into a homecoming festival dedicated solely
to the conching industry...
Hon. Dionisio D’aguilar Is President Of UNWTO Commission For The Americas
- Oct 4, 2017 - 3:40:18 PM
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) elected The
Bahamas as President of the Commission for the Americas (CAM) at the
22nd session General Assembly held in Chengdu, China, September 10 – 17,
2017. Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio
D’Aguilar, will assume the seat on behalf of the country for the next
“With such unique and diverse cultural and natural
attributes that the Americas are blessed with, I pledged to work in
collaboration with member States of the region to further develop and
promote these attributes globally in an effort to enhance the quality of
life of citizens through the advancement of tourism development,”
The Bahamas is back to business after Hurricane Irma
- Sep 13, 2017 - 9:54:28 PM
The Bahamas is back to business as tourism resumes after mainly cosmetic
clean-up in our major tourism centers, while efforts to rebuild in
those islands of The Bahamas that were hardest hit continue.
of Tuesday, Sept. 12, all airports in The Bahamas are open and both
international and domestic service has resumed. Major hotels in Nassau
have already welcomed newly arrived guests, and cruise ships are
expected to begin calling at ports in The Bahamas today. Recreational
marinas have also reopened after reporting mostly no damage.
While most of The Islands of The Bahamas escaped severe damage,
Pilots from South Africa make their dream a reality of visiting The Bahamas
- Aug 7, 2017 - 10:09:59 PM
PLANTATION, Florida – (August 3, 2017) – Captains Sean Murray and
Colin Gray, pilots from Cape town, South Africa said, that they had
always been fascinated with the beauty of The Bahamas and had dreamed of
flying there. They decided to make their dream a reality and combined
their trip to The Bahamas with the recent EAA Air Venture Conference in
OshKosh, Wisconsin, which climaxed July 31, 2017.
Murray, a flight instructor and operator of a flying squad in South
Africa said that he was “captivated by the beauty of The Bahamas and
began enquiring into flying there”.
In searching the internet
for flying instructors to The Bahamas, he was directed to The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s (MOT) website, Bahamas.com, where
he was able to get all the necessary information. He then requested
Taste of Port Lucaya event boosts GB Economy
- Aug 4, 2017 - 12:58:56 PM
Residents and visitors on Grand Bahama Island got their first "Taste of
Port Lucaya" in Count Bassie Square at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.
event, which was a collective effort by the Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation, BTC, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Grand Bahama Island
Promotion Board, and Port Lucaya, among other corporate
sponsors/vendors, was spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister
with the aim of boosting the economy of Grand Bahama Island....
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism statement on reorganization & strategic
- Aug 2, 2017 - 3:41:28 PM
The Ministry of Tourism is currently undergoing a reorganization and
strategic planning exercise to rationalize its activities and plans
moving forward. After careful analysis of the budget for fiscal
2017/2018 and review of the organizational structure it is critical that
we implement cost-cutting strategies within the Ministry of Tourism as
in this reorganizational phase, it is imperative that costs are reduced
and efficiencies increased given that seventy-five percent of our budget
is fixed costs with few dollars left for marketing, promotion and
Bahamas Participation at 2017 EAA AirVenture OshKosh
- Aug 2, 2017 - 9:12:43 AM
“ The Bahamas’ exhibit at the 65thAnnual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Fly In and Convention, held July 23-31, 2017 at the Wittman Regional Airport in OshKosh, Wisconsin was incredibly successful”, says Greg Rolle, pilot and Sr. Director, of Sports and Vertical Markets, Ministry of Tourism & Aviation.
According to organizers of EAA, the weeklong event, which included over 500 industry exhibitors, more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts, and in excess of 15,400 airplanes, exceeded all previous years records...
Bahamians in S. Florida celebrate 44th Anniversary of Country's Independence
- Jul 18, 2017 - 2:51:26 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - July 17, 2017 - Bahamians in South Florida,
persons of Bahamian descent and friends of The Bahamas recently gathered
at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, Miami, Florida for an
Independence Ecumenical Service to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the
Independence of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
speakers at the event, His Excellency Mr. Reuben Rahming, The
Bahamas/CARICOM Ambassador-designate, received enthusiastic cheers when
he told those in attendance that, "the greatest asset of The Bahamas is
not sun sand or sea, but WE (the people)."
Bahamas participates in golf tourism convention
- Jul 15, 2017 - 10:35:24 AM
Golf tour operators from around the globe were eager to find out more
about golfing in The Islands of The Bahamas at the 10th IAGTO North
American Golf Tourism Convention (NAC) recently. The NAC attracted
nearly 200 golf tour operators and was held at the Trump National Doral
Miami country club in Miami, Florida.
IAGTO is the global trade
organization for the golf tourism industry, which comprises of 2438
accredited golf tour operators, golf resorts, hotels, golf courses,
receptive operators, airlines, tourist boards, approved media and
business partners in 95 countries including, at its core, 652 specialist
golf tour operators in 62 countries...
Conchservation comes to Grand Bahama Island
- Jul 5, 2017 - 9:28:38 PM
On Thursday, June 29th, the Ministry of Tourism’s Sustainable Tourism
and Product Department, in conjunction with the Bahamas National Trust,
hosted the first ever Conch Vendors and Suppliers Workshop at the Rand
The event attracted some 27 vendors from
throughout the island, who sat under the teaching of key influencers and
stakeholders in the fisheries, environmental health and customer
Sustainable Tourism Facilitates Conch Vendors and Suppliers Workshop
- Jun 27, 2017 - 11:33:38 PM
This week representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, along with The
Bahamas National Trust, held a press conference at the Rand Nature
Center to announce a special conch vendor’s workshop to be held on
Thursday, June 29th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Senior Executive for Sustainable Tourism, Jeffrey Pinder, explained that
the workshop is targeted to persons who are harvesting and reselling
the conch, along with those who make various products using conchshell.
Acknowledging that 2017 has been declared as the year of Sustainable
Tourism Development, Pinder said, “The workshop is in keeping with the
sustainable development goals from the United Nations...
77th Annual Convention of the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows, Inc.
- Jun 27, 2017 - 11:32:26 PM
With songs of praise and hearts of worship, hundreds of delegates
fellowshipped on Grand Bahama Island at the 77th Annual Convention of
the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows
(IAMWMW), June 17th – 22nd, at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
This year marked the annual convention‘s fourth visit to The Bahamas and its first visit to Grand Bahama Island.
of the Bahamas Chapter and Convention Co-Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Sherry
Collie, explained that the convention’s first visit to The Bahamas was