Long Island’s economy is “dying a slow death” due to a lack of airlift and the absence of an international airport, according to a local attorney.
Tourism related businesses throughout Grand Bahama gathered at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) facilitated VAT workshop in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Monday October 20th 2014.
Wynsome Davis, Manager of The Bahamas Tourist Office, Abaco, recently expressed high praise for IJet Charters who has announced plans to offer scheduled charter service to Abaco Island and four other Bahamas destinations from Fort Lauderdale as well as flights to Abaco from New York, Spring of 2015.
The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association saw approximately 100 golfers Tee Off at the prestigious Ocean Club Golf Course at the BHTA’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament. Over twenty (20) Corporate Sponsors donated almost $ 50,000 in cash and prizes in of support BHTA’s Workforce Development initiatives and Scholarship Programs.
I refer to the Business Section of the Nassau Guardian’s October 3rd edition in which the headline “Forget beaches, says Vasser: Market your food” was a welcomed read.
Apparently the government has stated that the cruise ships were incorrect in their assertions and nothing further has been heard on the issue.
Virtually every serious study that has ever been done of the economic impacts of casinos shows that their costs far exceed their benefits and that they are a poor use of precious land.
Bahamian woman went on a Caribbean cruise and was embarrassed and ashamed when she debarked in Nassau, asking how we can claim “it’s better in the Bahamas”, with the port so dirty and disorganized and surrey drivers abusing their horses.
Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey placed Nassau, Bahamas on a top ten list of the world’s “unfriendliest cities”.