What's New in The Bahamas for June

Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 1, 2019 – As the summer travel season heats up, The Islands Of The Bahamas are preparing for a busy few months. This month, The Bahamas announced new tourism products, enticing summer deals and exciting events. The Islands Of The Bahamas proved to be a must-visit destination for adventure travelers following the results of Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards. The ForwardKeys Survey continues to show an uptick in international arrivals, a trend which The Bahamas is expected to see continue into the summer.

NEWS

International Arrivals Continue to Climb – The May ForwardKeys survey, which tracks inbound visitor data, revealed that international arrivals to The Bahamas increased by 4.9% in April. Forward bookings for the next three months are 4.5% ahead for international arrivals with June ahead by 7.1%. International air capacity also increased by 17.2% in April and is expected to continue to grow in the next three months.

The Bahamas Sweeps Scuba Diving’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards – The Island Of The Bahamas placed in the top five of six categories in Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2019 Readers Choice Awards. The Bahamas was ranked first in the Big Animals category, second in Best Underwater Photography and third in the Best Overall Dive Destination and Best Beginning Diving categories. The Bahamas also placed fourth for Best Advanced Diving category and fifth for Best Value.

Sugar Factory Opening at Baha Mar – In the spring of 2020, Sugar Factory American Brasserie will open its first Caribbean location in Nassau at Baha Mar. The well-known restaurant will debut CandyOcean, an aquatic-themed Instagram experience in addition to the full-service café, confectionary shop, retail shop and carousel bar.

Royal Caribbean Debuts Perfect Day at CocoCay – Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, opened to guests of Royal Caribbean this month. The $250 million development is home to the tallest waterslide in North America, a helium balloon taking visitors 450ft in the air, the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and more.

PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS

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

Paradise Island: Summer Sale – Temperatures are rising and prices are dropping. Save up to 25% at Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas when staying through February 2020.

Bahamas.com Visitors Save 25% - Head to Bahamas.com to save 25% on Staniel Air’s 5-star rated Bucket List Day Tour, including visits to Thunderball Grotto and Compass Cay.

Viva Wyndham Honeymoons – Stay for a minimum of three nights at Freeport’s Viva Wyndham Resort and enjoy a romantic honeymoon package at no extra charge.

Shop Tax Free in The Bahamas – Look for the blue star or ask for Global Blue Tax Free Shopping and 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

Twilight Electric Festival at Atlantis, Paradise Island (April 12 – June 23) – Featuring the cabaret show, “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo,” which will be shown every Wednesday through Sunday. The festival will incorporate Bahamian art and music. Tickets can be purchased by emailing - box.office@atlantisparadise.com.

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.

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

With over 700 islands and cays, and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas lies just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy fly away escape that transports travelers away from their everyday. It’s also easy to get to The Bahamas from Canada by traveling on Air Canada or Westjet. The Islands Of The Bahamas have world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram to see why It’s Better in The Bahamas.

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PRESS INQUIRIES

Anita Johnson-Patty

General Manager, Global Communications

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation ajohnson@bahamas.com

Weber Shandwick

Public Relations Bahamas@webershandwick.com