Tourism in the Bahamas has received a double boost after news that the Baha Mar Resort mega-project is back in business following new funding from China. Meanwhile airlift to the islands has been boosted to cope with a surge in demand for Sandal’s new Great Exuma resort.
The luxury stakes in the Bahamas have been raised several notches following the grand opening of the Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma. Set on one of the Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands, it becomes the 14th Sandals resort in the Caribbean, and the first to offer a Greg Norman-designed golf course, plus a host of other world-class facilities.
Ellison Thompson Deputy Director General of Bahamas Tourist Board talks to Breaking Travel News.
At least three cruise ship companies, including Royal Caribbean and Disney, have cancelled excursions to certain parts of Nassau following a series of armed attacks on tourists that has raised safety concerns about the Bahamas.
BTN interviews Tommy Thompson, Deputy Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism at World Travel Market (WTM) London 2009
A former Bahamas tourism minister Obie Wilchcombe has denounced accusations that he blackmailed John Travolta over photographs of his late son as “ridiculous and absurd”.Travolta, 54, reportedly complained to police that blackmailers threatened to publish camera phone photos of sixteen-year-old Jett as he was being taken to hospital unless they were paid “millions of dollars”.
The first over-water spa in the Bahamas is opening at Kamalame Cay, a 19-room, 96-acre private island escape just off Andros Island in the Bahamas Archipelago.