Ministry of Tourism campaign heads to southeastern USA – Eye Witness News


NASSAU, BAHAMAS — one month ahead of the commencement of year-round direct flights from Charlotte and Raleigh to Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) will continue its series of Global Sales and Marketing Missions in the two cities.

According to a press release from the ministry, they will host back-to-back events in North Carolina beginning on Wednesday, 19 October in Charlotte and concluding on Thursday, 20 Oct. in Raleigh.

Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation will again lead the Bahamian delegation, which includes Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey as well as various tourism industry and ministry stakeholders.

“The ease of travel to The Bahamas from North Carolina makes it a great getaway for Southeast travellers,” said Acting Director General Latia Duncombe. “We’re looking forward to ensuring that media, travel agents, industry stakeholders, and more, are aware of the many options there are for direct flights to destinations throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.”

Guests will get a taste of Bahamian culture through island-inspired hors d’oeuvre and savory bites, as well as Bahamian-themed cocktails, music, and entertainment with a Junkanoo performance to end the night.

A live Q&A panel will highlight The Bahamas’ steadily growing tourism numbers, plans for future growth and innovation, the natural beauty of its islands, and the many reasons why The Bahamas is a sought-after destination. 

With the introduction of Bahamasair’s new direct flight from Freeport to Raleigh-Durham commencing next month, the Bahamas national flag carrier has partnered with the BMOTIA  and participated in the North Carolina Wine Fest and the North Carolina State Fair on 15 October and 16 October to promote the new service. 

The new direct flights from Charlotte to Grand Bahama, meanwhile, will be facilitated by American Airlines and launch on November 5.

The series of Global Sales and Marketing Missions kicked off in September in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida. Upcoming stops in the U.S and Canada include; Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal, Canada; and Houston, Texas. The BMOTIA will also head to Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia in the future.

Once the Missions to the major travel hubs across the U.S. and Canada have wrapped up, the BMOTIA delegation will visit Latin America and Europe in an effort to inspire travel to The Bahamas from key international markets.


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