Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 1, 2019 – The Bahamas continues its award-winning year with new announcements, travel deals and more reasons for travelers to migrate to The Bahamas for a refreshing vacation. With new restaurants, major events and deals for activities, the Islands of The Bahamas has something for everyone this February.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

World Travel Awards – The Bahamas was named “Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination 2019,” voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide. This accolade recognizes The Bahamas ‘continued commitment to excellence.

HSMAI Adrian Awards – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation collected a Gold Adrian Award in the Public Relations category for excellence in influencer marketing at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala in New York City in January. The Ministry was also honored in the PR category for its campaign titled, “Making Tourism Better in the Bahamas.”

Recommended 2018 Readers’ Choice Award – The Bahamas won the Silver award for Best Selling Destination in the Caribbean & Bermuda category, voted for by Recommend’s audience of travel advisors.

NEWS

Air Canada Expanding Flights into the Bahamas – Flights from Toronto to Nassau now have expanded capacity to allow more customers on each flight. The Montreal seasonal service is also increasing a third weekly frequency on Sundays through the entire month of March.

International Arrivals to Increase in Q1 – The January Forward Keys survey, which tracks inbound visitor data, reported that international forward bookings for the next three months (Jan- Mar 2019) are advanced by 10.3%, thanks to the positive booking situation for January (16.0% ahead) and February (15.0% ahead).

Atlantis Paradise Island Partners with Saks Fifth Avenue – To remind the New York City dwellers of the island escape that is Atlantis Paradise Island, Saks swapped the holiday décor in its flagship store window to scenes of the sprawling resort. To continue the promotion, the store hosted Bahamian bartenders, musicians and the Atlantis’ resident ice cream maker chef Wayne Moncur from Jan. 10 to 12.

The Pointe Celebrates Topping Off Ceremony for One Particular Harbour – Beginning in August 2015, the Pointe began building One Particular Harbour. Recently, they celebrated placing the highest beam, commemorating that the job is almost done. The pointe plans to open mid-2019.

New Bahamas White Sands Golf Series – There will be a year-long collection of events in The Bahamas, hosted by Atlantis, to promote the game of golf and provide playing opportunities for LPGA Tour players, collegiate golfers and everyday golf enthusiasts.

Café Martinique – Opening February 2019, Café Martinique will be Atlantis Paradise Island’s newest and only elevated dining concept featuring vegetable-forward menu. Chef Alessio Pitzalis had created a menu that strikes a Mediterranean-Bahamian balance.

PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS

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

Global Blue Deals – Look for the blue star or ask for Global Blue Tax Free Shopping and enjoy a tax free benefit. Be prepared to show a passport or other ID, spend a minimum of $25 and note that both currencies are accepted when processing Tax Free Shopping refunds.

Bimini Big Game Club Promo Code – Use code FLIB18 for 10 percent off your room and dockage or a boaters credit. Travel now through May 26, 2019 for the hotel deal, and through October 31, 2019 for a boaters credit.

Gems at Paradise Hotel Deal – Book a vacation for four minimum nights and get 20 percent off. Can be combined for a limited time with Bahamian residents offer. Book by February 25 and travel by July 31, 2019.

Lighthouse Pointe, Grand Lucayan Florida Residents Offer – Florida residents can enjoy two nights at the all-inclusive Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan including Ferry transportation from Port Everglades for only $399 per person. Call 1-242-373-1333 to book.

Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort Beach Lovers’ Vacation Deal – Enjoy four days/three nights at the resort, welcome cocktail and bottle of wine on first evening, complimentary massage, conch fritters at every evening happy hour and complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles.

Flamingo Bay Hotel And Marina Winter Special – The hotel is offering rates starting at $75 per night for travel through February 28, 2019 (taxes and fees are additional). Enjoy use of Taino Beach Resort's private beach, swimming pool with lazy river, swim-up bar and water slide. Boat dockage is also available.

Four Seasons Stay Longer Deal – Book three nights at the Four Seasons Ocean Club in Nassau and receive a complimentary fourth night. Valid through December 17, 2019.

Graycliff Hotel 2019 Travel Deal – Stay a minimum of three nights and get 30 percent off for stays from January 4, 2019 to April 20, 2019 or 35 percent off for stays from April 21 to December 20, 2019.

Baha Mar Casino and Hotel Winter Blues Deals – Book five consecutive nights at any of Baha Mar’s three iconic hotels and receive the sixth night free. Terms and conditions differ for each hotel.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

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

New Bahamas Campaign Launch (February 7, 2019) – The Islands of The Bahamas is launching a new brand campaign featuring musician and Bahamian, Lenny Kravitz. For more information, reach out to the below press contacts.

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

Located just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, The Bahamas comprises more than 700 islands and cays, including 16 unique island destinations. World-class fishing, diving, and boating make The Islands of The Bahamas a favorite destination of families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com and on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.