LPIA sees 3.7M passengers in 2018, up 11% overall

Airport expected to maintain traffic levels in 2019    NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) on Wednesday released its CY2018 passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7 million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11 per cent over the calendar year […]

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Bahamasair commissions new 138-seater jet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The national flag carrier, Bahamasair, on Thursday commissioned a 138-seater jet, which completes its 125-million-dollar acquisition of nine aircraft for an improved fleet. Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar assured that the new jet is expected to ease the load for the airline that has had its share of operational challenges in […]

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TripAdvisor Award Winner boosts ad budget amidst new Lenny Kravitz ad

CAT ISLAND, BAHAMAS – Seeking to boost occupancy by 10 per cent, one Cat-Island based 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winner has ramped up advertising to maximize exposure from the newest Ministry of Tourism ad featuring rock star Lenny Kravitz. Rollezz Villas Beach Resort proprietor Carl Rolle said the ad’s highlights of the family islands […]

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Stopover arrivals prove promising for 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of experiencing double-digit stopover visitor arrivals in 2018, Ministry of Tourism officials are confident that 2019 figures will prove just as successful. While The Bahamas finished 2018 with stopover visitor arrivals at 18 per cent, Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation revealed that 2019 is shaping up to […]

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Lenny Kravitz stars in new tourism campaign

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has teamed up with Rock ‘n Roll, Grammy Award-Winning star Lenny Kravitz for its new multi-million-dollar brand campaign, ‘Fly Away.’ Fly Away, a mirrored name of Kravitz’s 1998 hit, was released in New York City (NYC) on Thursday at the eccentric Public Hotels to an audience […]

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D’Aguilar: Stopover visitors increased 17%

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Insisting that the Minnis administration has demonstrated it is the better steward of the country’s fiscal affairs when compared to its predecessors, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar revealed yesterday that stopover visitor numbers were up 17.1 per cent as of November 30, 2018. “For the 11 months ended November 30, 2018, […]

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PM attends dedication of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

PORT EVERGLADES, Florida – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar were among special guests at the dedication ceremony of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam cruise ship on Saturday. Holland America Line is a division of Carnival Cruise Corporation & plc., the world’s largest leisure travel company. Carnival cruise ships call […]

Ambassador Collie concerned over U.S. shutdown impacting The Bahamas

RBDF could feel loss of mutual cross border protection   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Ambassador to The United States Sidney Collie yesterday expressed concern about the impact the unprecedented 25-day partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government could have on The Bahamas and its mutual assistance programs, particularly cross-border patrol and emergency assistance. Speaking to […]

Mitchell hopes US shutdown will not adversely affect The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As federal government entities in the United States (U.S.)remain in shutdown mode, the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP’s) Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Fred Mitchell, on Tuesday spoke of the possible ramifications that the shutdown would have for The Bahamas. The US government’s shutdown was the result of a dispute in which […]

TSA screening at Concourse G in Miami resumes normal operations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a statement released yesterday, Bahamasair advised all passengers travelling to and from its Miami Station that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screening Check Point at Concourse G has resumed normal operations, effective immediately. However, Bahamasair still encourages its passengers travelling in either direction to ensure that they arrive at least three […]

28th Bahamas Business Outlook to address critical national issues

Conference set for Jan. 17 at Baha Mar   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO), the country’s premier economic conference, will feature an impressive list of speakers addressing issues which have dominated national headlines in recent months. Organizers say that the goal of each presenter is to move these national conversations forward, revealing solutions […]

BCCEC engages firm to conduct study on pros and cons of joining WTO

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) has hired an international economic analysis firm, Oxford Economics, to produce an independent report on the pros and cons of The Bahamas joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). The independent study will provide the BCCEC with fact-based information concerning whether or not joining […]

NAD to Release Airport Hotel RFP on January 21

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions […]

$25 million marketing campaign pushes Baha Mar’s 2018 end of year occupancy to 100%

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Although the Baha Mar resort is considered the “new kid on the block,” in the hotel industry; the multi-million-dollar development, with three different brands in its portfolio, finished 2018 with occupancy at 100 per cent. Graeme Davis, President of Baha Mar, asserted that the hotel’s $25 million marketing campaign is to thank […]

Operations at LPIA “leveling off” after last week’s delays

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Aviation officials on Sunday reported that operations at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are “levelling off” after numerous delays, inclement weather, the closure of international airports and the reported lack of runway space, which severely crippled operations last week at the country’s main gateway. As for the national flag carrier, Bahamasair, […]

Private airport operators in need of another runway

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the Ministry of Tourism has dubbed 2018 as “the best year for tourist arrivals,” private airport operators in New Providence are hoping to see some improvement in airport infrastructure, mainly with the construction of a new runway. The airport operators at Odyssey and Jet Aviation told Eyewitness News Online that they […]