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Baha Mar's $300m Spend Aids Nassau 'Renaissance'


A top tourism executive yesterday described Baha Mar's $300m water park as the latest element in Nassau/Paradise Island's "renaissance" as a tourism destination.

Fred Lounsberry, president of the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board, told Tribune Business that the mega resort's latest investment was "nothing but great news" for The Bahamas since it would refresh the tourism product with a new, exciting attraction.


BHTA Golf Tournament: November 17, 2019




BHTA President on Financial Voice Panel


Carlton Russell will be a panellist on The Financial Voice, discussing "Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All"

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Watch this video to get the details:


Tact And Strategy Needed Over Tourism Promotion


The Bahamas must "tactfully and strategically" promote it is open for business ahead of the all-important winter tourism season's November start, a top hotelier says.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar's senior vice-president of government and external affairs, backed the strategy set by Dionisio D'Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, and his ministry in a bid to "arrest the double digit booking fall" caused by Hurricane Dorian's fall-out.

Mr Sands told Tribune Business: "The strategy is certainly the right one; the best way to make reservations and support touristic properties in the islands that have not have been affected by Dorian. Principally the message is that The Bahamas is an archipelagic country with many islands from north to south, and 14 other main islands are still available.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 09:31

The push for post-Dorian employment opportunities


Getting people back to fled Grand Bahama and the Abacos after Hurricane Dorian back to work is a monumental challenge.

But cheers to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) which, in tandem with public and private sector tourism partners in the region and South Florida, launched "Tourism Jobs for Bahamians" to secure temporary employment for workers displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

The storm blew more than 2,500 hospitality professionals out of work on Grand Bahama and the Abacos, eliminating jobs that were supporting more than 10,000 family members in these islands, according to the CHTA.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 09:29

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