Good News from The Bahamas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, February 14, 2020 – The Islands Of The Bahamas celebrated the new year in a big way, by reporting record-breaking visitor numbers in 2019. In other new news, The Bahamas recently partnered with Airbnb to invite travelers to experience The Bahamas’ way of life with The Bahamas Sabbatical and Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos continue to move forward in their recovery efforts following Hurricane Dorian. While fan favorite Lucayan National Park reopened at the end of January, The Abacos welcomed a number of re-openings and are ready to welcome visitors with open arms.


The Bahamas’ Historic Year – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has exceeded a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019. The Ministry attributes this historic success to data-driven, agile marketing, authentic storytelling, and aggressive PR, sales and airlift strategies. While the impacts of Hurricane Dorian are still felt, the hard work and dedication of Ministry partners have ensured that The Bahamas is Still Rockin’.

The Bahamas and Airbnb Launch Sabbatical Program – The Bahamas and Airbnb are encouraging people to apply to a new sabbatical program by February 18 to spend eight weeks immersing themselves in the Bahamian way of life. The winners will spend their time helping restore coral reefs in Andros, supporting ethical fishing in Exuma and promoting traditional agriculture in Eleuthera. The Bahamas Sabbatical was designed to directly benefit local communities while supporting efforts toward a sustainable future.

The Abacos on the Road to Recovery - Just four months after Hurricane Dorian left a devastating impact on the northern islands in The Bahamas, The Abacos are already rebounding in a major way. Many hotels, ferry services, airlines, tour operators and attractions resumed business in the The Abacos. While Marsh Harbour, Central and Northern Abaco and several cays throughout the destination are in the midst of rebuilding, several businesses are already welcoming guests with open arms.

Lucayan National Park Reopens – The major tourist attraction on Grand Bahama Island has officially reopened after a temporary closure following Hurricane Dorian. Lucayan National Park saw some slight changes but the park’s cave infrastructure and mangrove system as well as the breathtaking Gold Rock Beach are untouched and ready to be explored.

Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina Accepting Reservations – Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina off the coast of The Abacos is now accepting reservations after its closure following Hurricane Dorian. Reservations can be made by calling 443-912-5839 or emailing



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Anita Johnson-Patty

General Manager, Global Communications

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation


Weber Shandwick

Public Relations