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Tourism Growth Continues

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International arrivals to The Bahamas are up 10.2 percent year to date, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The arrivals growth trend began last October.

Strong economies in the United States and Canada, loss of rooms in the Caribbean due to storm damage from the last hurricane season and the opening of Baha Mar all contribute to the growth. There has been a 29.6 percent increase in arrivals from Canada through July.

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Governor General Welcomes Award Winning National Culinary Team and Sponsors

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Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received members of the Bahamas National Culinary Team during a courtesy call at Government House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:17
 

Increased Vacation Home Rentals Bad For Hotels

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Although he is happy there has been an uptick in stopover visitors to The Bahamas this year, President of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) Darrin Woods said he’s concerned about the increase in tourists choosing vacation homes over hotels and resorts.

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Bannister Briefs Tourism Chiefs On Power Plans

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Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister addressed key senior tourism officials and executives at a recent BHTA meeting.

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Minister: Plans For Large Projects Progressing

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The Ministry of Public Works is pushing forward with approvals for several large-scale infrastructure projects slated to begin soon, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said Friday.

Bannister, who was speaking at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) annual general meeting, said those plans are progressing well and include projects that have been in the pipeline since the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) was in office. Other projects have been long anticipated, but government and private entities have remained mum on those deals.

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