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...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation returns to 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show
- Jul 27, 2021 - 12:46:45 PM
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...
Religious Tourism rebounds in Grand Bahama
- Jul 15, 2021 - 11:05:40 AM
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...
Crystal Cruises introduces Bahamas Resident Special
- Jul 14, 2021 - 12:05:45 PM
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
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...
Stakeholders work to enhance Agri-Tourism
- Jul 7, 2021 - 9:05:32 AM
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Development and the Tourism
Development Corporation (TDC) and will this week host bilateral talks
with the Inter-American for Corporation in Agriculture (IICA) to develop
exciting programmes to enhance Agri-tourism in The Bahamas...
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on the Passing of Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas (CMB)
- Jul 6, 2021 - 2:32:48 PM
It is with great regret that the Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation announces the untimely passing of Michael Allen, the director
general of the Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas (CAAB), on Friday July 2"0, 2021.
has been an honour to work with Mr. Allen since his appointment in
September 2020,"said Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio
The Bahamas Celebrates Debut of Crystal Cruises’ Homeport in Nassau
- Jul 4, 2021 - 2:07:26 PM
Live musical performances and celebration were held at Pompey Square in
Nassau as Crystal Cruises welcomed guests onboard the cruise line’s
flagship Crystal Serenity for the inaugural Luxury Bahamas Escapes
cruise. The Bahamas now serves as the official homeport for the boutique
ship, which offers 7-night voyages exclusively within The Bahamas.
officials and local business leaders were honoured to mark the
beginning of this exciting new journey that grants passengers the
vacation of a lifetime island hopping through the beautiful archipelago
of The Bahamas..
Bahamas celebrates Crystal Serenity Homeporting
- Jun 30, 2021 - 10:38:31 AM
Crystal Cruises, in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation, will host a homeporting inaugural ceremony in the capital
city, Nassau, to celebrate the first sailing of the Crystal Serenity on
Saturday, July 3, 2021.
This momentous event follows Crystal
Cruises’ earlier announcement that several cruises in its fleet will
sail throughout The Islands of The Bahamas this summer with a series of
16 seven-night, round-trip cruises from Nassau...
Bahamas welcomes Frontier Airlines Inaugural Flight to Nassau
- Jun 25, 2021 - 9:25:08 AM
The Bahamas welcomed Frontier Airlines’ inaugural flight today with
great excitement as it landed at the Lynden Pindling International
Airport at 4:06 pm. Frontier is the first ultra-low cost carrier to
enter the Caribbean market with multiple travel days per week. As
travel continues a steady return, The Bahamas is eager to welcome back
visitors with more flight options and deals this summer.
will operate direct flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to
Nassau (NAS) four times a week, starting July 2021...
Crystal Cruises announces local partnerships for Luxury Bahamas Escapes Voyages
- Jun 16, 2021 - 6:33:17 PM
Today, Crystal Cruises announced it has partnered with over 30 local
Bahamian operators who will work alongside Crystal to offer a local
experience to guests on its Luxury Bahamas Escapes voyages. The voyages
will depart from Nassau beginning July 3, 2021, and Bimini starting on
July 4, 2021, and will directly contribute to the regional effort of
reinvigorating tourism in The Bahamas bringing an influx of much-needed
capital into the economy...
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation - June 2021 New Developments 6-1-2021
- Jun 2, 2021 - 9:20:48 AM
Wanderlust no more. The Bahamas welcomes travellers to celebrate the
arrival of summer with ease! Experience the islands – in real life – for
an unforgettable vacation. With plenty of deals, must-visit experiences
and new relaxed travel measures, soaking up the tropical sun, lazing on
the white sand beaches and cooling off in the refreshing, warm
turquoise waters of The Bahamas is not as out of reach as you may
Bahamas shows appreciation to Somerset Academy Miramar Teachers
- May 17, 2021 - 3:03:04 PM
Representatives from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s
(BMOTA) sales and marketing team took time out earlier this week to
present gift beach bags loaded with Bahamas branded items to the
teachers of Somerset Academy Miramar Charter School, in Miramar,
The Bahamas, a country of 700 distinctive islands, spans
over 100,000 square miles of crystal-clear turquoise waters, and its
What’s new in the Islands of The Bahamas in May
- May 12, 2021 - 12:10:23 PM
The Islands of The Bahamas await travelers who are ready to plan their
summer vacations. Those wishing to visit the idyllic sandy beaches and
irresistible blue waters of the islands are sure to find the paradise
experience of their dreams in The Bahamas.
Goes Virtual – The beloved People-to-People program...
The Islands of The Bahamas announces updated travel and entry protocols
- May 2, 2021 - 12:18:10 PM
The Government of The Bahamas announced updated public health measures
and entry protocols for fully vaccinated travellers, stating:
Effective immediately, Bahamian citizens and residents who are fully
vaccinated – after receiving their second dose - will be exempt from
COVID-19 testing requirements when travelling inter-island from New
Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera to any other
Government of The Bahamas closes purchase of Grand Bahama International Airport
- Apr 29, 2021 - 10:03:56 AM
The Government of The Bahamas, by way of the Airport Authority
Ltd., concludes the purchase of the Grand Bahama International Airport
today, April 29, 2021. This acquisition brings to a total of 30 the
number of airports in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas owned by the
The Grand Bahama International Airport comprises 2,500 acres, inclusive of an 11,000-foot runway...
Bahamas First In-Person Activity – A Resounding Success!
- Apr 22, 2021 - 8:09:35 PM
Scores of private pilots from throughout the U.S. who attended the 47th
Annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, April 13-18,
stopped by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA)
booth, eager to get information about The Bahamas, the region’s top
destination in general aviation. Some of them had already begun
preparations to fly out to The Bahamas, following the conclusion of Sun
‘n Fun on April 19, 2021...
Tourism and National Security partner to keep Bahamas safe in Covid 19 pandemic.
- Apr 22, 2021 - 10:40:19 AM
The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) is pleased to announce the
signing of a MOU with the RBPF’s Covid 19 Ambassadors to assist in the
designation of the Safe Travels Stamp for all local businesses meeting
the WTTC’s global protocols as we -re-emerge and gain our previous
popularity as a tourism destination.
Having recognized The
Islands of The Bahamas as a Safe Travels destination for meeting its
enhanced health and safety standards in line with its global Safe
Travels Protocols, the WTTC along with TDC as the local ambassador for
The Bahamas launches Virtual People-to-People Experiences
- Apr 20, 2021 - 1:58:44 PM
Today, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is bringing the
beloved People-to-People Program to the virtual stage through an online
series that will create real-time connections for travelers to
experience the warm hospitality and rich culture of the Bahamian people.
For more than 45 years, the People-to-People Program has been
connecting visitors with locals through customized experiences
throughout The Islands of The Bahamas...
BMOTA Team returns to In-Person Business Activity at the 2021 Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo
- Apr 15, 2021 - 10:25:12 AM
The Islands of The Bahamas is the premier and exclusive destination
being featured at the 47th Annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, being held
April 13 -18, 2021in Lakeland, Florida. Traditionally, Florida’s largest
annual convention, the show usually attracts more than 200,000 persons
and 10,000 aircraft. This year’s show is expected to be a little
smaller, safe and covid-19 ready. The show also marks the return of
in-person attendance at consumer and trade shows for the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s (BMOTA) sales and marketing team...