Lynden Pindling International Airport in Bahamas has launched a new Automated Passport Control system, allowing passengers bound for the United States be processed up to four times faster. Officials expect the new technology – available in only one other airport in the Caribbean – to go a long way in slashing wait times, improving the airport’s efficiency and ultimately providing a more enjoyable experience for millions of visitors passing through the United States pre-clearance facility at LPIA.
The Bahamas Ministry of Finance has repealed a ten per cent hotel tax and replaced it with a 7.5 per cent value added tax. Enacted in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, the VAT will be charged on hotels and home rentals as well as services purchased by guests.
To celebrate their involvement in Channel 5’s hit show The Bachelor, Sandals Resorts and the Bahamas Tourist Office are offering travel agents the chance to win a Luxury Included afternoon tea with Spencer Matthews, star of Made in Chelsea.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism launches the “Really Better Vacation Contest” that will award free Island getaways to be documented for commercials.