The Islands Of The Bahamas are ready for a busy spring travel season. As international arrivals continue to increase, Bahamian hotels and airlines are offering great deals making it easy to Fly Away. New developments including property developments and a new spring festival at Atlantis, Paradise Island show that it keeps getting better in The Bahamas.  

NEWS 

International Arrivals to Increase in Q1 –The March ForwardKeys survey, which tracks inbound visitor data, revealed that international arrivals to The Bahamas increased by 11.1% in February and arrivals from the U.S. were up 11.8%. The survey also noted that the forward bookings are running 9.0% ahead for international arrivals and 15.6% ahead for April. 

Grand Lucayan Resort and Freeport Harbour Are Getting a Big Upgrade – A Letter of Intent has been signed with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and the ITM Group beginning negotiations for the multi-million dollar purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resortand the redevelopment of FreeportHarbour. 

Twilight Electric Festival at Atlantis, Paradise Island – A 10-week spring festival is coming to Atlantis, Paradise Island. Twilight Electric will premiere the cabaret show, “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo,” which will be shown every Wednesday through Sunday. The festival will feature Bahamian art, music, and cuisine and runs April 13 – June 23, 2019. Tickets can be purchased by emailingbox.office@atlantisparadise.com.

PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS

For a complete, up-to-date listing of deals and packages for The Bahamas, visit www.bahamas.com/deals-packages.   

Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board’s SPRING deal – The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board is offering a $250 air / cruise ferry credit offer for travelers staying at a member hotel for 4 consecutive nights. Book between April 15 and May 13 and travel between April 16 and October 31. 

Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free– At Comfort Suites Paradise Island, kids under 12 stay free with their parents and have access to Atlantis’ Aquaventure Water Park. The whole family eats for free at Crusoe’s breakfast buffet and complimentary lunch and dinner are available at Crusoe’s for kids with a paying adult. 

Bimini Big Game Special– Boaters can book by June 30 and travel by October 31 to receive a $300 fuel credit for pre-booked – four consecutive-night stays at a Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board member resort. 

Romora Bay Special– Stay at Romora Bay’s boutique resort, complete with luxury ocean views, for 50% off through December 15, 2019.  

Tax Free Shopping in The Bahamas –Look for the blue star or ask for Global Blue Tax Free Shoppingand enjoy paying less in The Bahamas. Be prepared to show a passport or other ID, spend a minimum of $25 and note that both U.S. and Bahamian currencies are accepted when processing Tax Free Shopping refunds.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Stay up-to-date with the latest events and happenings in The Bahamas: www.bahamas.com/events

66thAnnual National Family Island Regatta (April 23 – 27) – The Exumas will be hosting the 66thAnnual National Family Island Regattathis month. Founded in 1954, the regatta is one of the biggest in The Bahamas and has plenty of other activities surrounding the event. 

Bahamas Hoopfest(November 27 – November 30) – Save the date: The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Classic will be hosted in Nassau. This will be the first women’s basketball event of its kind to be hosted in The Bahamas. View fan packages here

PRESS INQUIRIES

Anita Johnson-Patty | General Manager, Global Communications | Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation | ajohnson@bahamas.com

Weber Shandwick | Public Relations | Bahamas@webershandwick.com