Aviation Show Gets A Taste Of The Bahamas
A Special Bahamas event for Special Guests at EAA AirVenture
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Islands Of The Bahamas will launch a major promotion during the upcoming AirVenture Show, in Oshkosh, WI, that will feature the country’s culture, advise on the ease of flying to The Bahamas and identify the 700-island archipelagic nation as the ideal destination for general aviation pilots.
The promotion, a reception and dinner, will feature the music of the country’s world famous Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band. The band, a fully regaled British military-styled marching band, will perform cultural island songs. Bahamian cultural dancers will perform to the music of the band and Bahamian chefs will take over the kitchen at the Holiday Inn, Appleton, WI, to provide a Bahamian gourmet meal.
The Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe, will lead the delegation from The Bahamas and bring greetings to the aviation executives and VIPs expected to attend.
After many years of taking part in EAA AirVenture, The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism’s General Manager for Aviation, Greg Rolle, will begin his historic role at EAA as the first non-U.S. chairman of the International Federal Partnership – a group of Federal agents from the U.S., Bahamas and Canada that share a booth annually at AirVenture.
Mr. Rolle is a veteran Ministry of Tourism employee, who has been with the organization for 25 years. He has served in various capacities, including Director of Sports Tourism. A licensed private pilot, Mr. Rolle returned to the leadership position of Tourism’s Aviation Department in 2008. Under his leadership, The Bahamas has stepped up its marketing initiatives against the lucrative aviation market. Signature programs include Bahamas Preferred (FBO) Gateways, Bahamas Flying Ambassadors and Bahamas Day. The inventive aviation strategies have thrust The Islands of The Bahamas into the spotlight of the international aviation arena.
AirVenture is the largest aviation show in the world attracting top government officials, corporate leaders and hundreds of thousands of general aviation enthusiasts. It embraces the entire spectrum of aviation and features some 20,000 aircraft on its fields, and well beyond 800,000 aviation enthusiasts that attend the show annually. The aviation event includes daily air shows, aerobatics and pyrotechnics Fly-In Theater, forums, workshops, and demonstrations.
About The Islands of The Bahamas:
Life in The Islands Of The Bahamas is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful, from the carefree Out Islands to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. With world-class diving and fishing, gorgeous turquoise water and miles of picture perfect beaches, the 700 islands of the Bahamas offer visitors the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call: 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. To purchase one-of-a-kind items and mementos from the Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.
By Jeannie Gibson
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism