Bahamas welcomed a record-breaking seven million guests in 2019.
The ministry of tourism attributes this historic success to data-driven, agile advertising, genuine storytelling, and aggressive PR, gross sales and airlift methods.
“It’s with nice delight and pleasure that I report the Bahamas’ strongest tourism numbers in historical past,” stated minister of tourism and aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar.
“We sit up for constructing upon the success of our advertising efforts and persevering with the momentum in 2020 as we present the world that the Bahamas continues to be open for enterprise and has a lot to supply guests.”
The impression of Hurricane Dorian has not slowed the Bahamas’ tourism development.
Since 2009, the islands have constantly seen a gentle enhance in air and sea arrivals with a formidable 52 per cent enhance in simply ten years.
“This super achievement wouldn’t have been doable with out the onerous work and dedication of the staff behind the scenes on the ministry of tourism in addition to our business and company companions,” stated Director Normal, Pleasure Jibrilu.
Based on the division of immigration, port authority and customs, 2019 was a record-breaking yr for the Bahamas, with the best variety of arrivals by air and sea recorded within the nation’s historical past.
By the top of 2019, overseas air and sea arrivals had totalled greater than 7.2 million, a 9 per cent enhance from 2018.
Stopover guests alone had been the best in recorded historical past at 1.78 million with American guests accounting for 1.45 million.
The islands of the Bahamas count on to see this development of accelerating arrivals by air proceed as main airways, together with United Airways, British Airways and Delta Airways have elevated their airlift to Nassau in 2020.
United Airways has added Saturday-only continuous service from Denver to Nassau.
The service begins March seventh in time for the height spring journey season and continues by way of August 15th.
Starting March 29th, 2020, British Airways will function continuous service between London Heathrow and Nassau each Tuesday.
British Airways will now provide continuous service between London and Nassau Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.