A quarter million visitors to Bahamas Pavillion at Expo 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Visitors crowd the Bahamas Pavillion at Expo2020 Dubai

From: Bahamas Information Services

From the official opening on October 1st , through to November 10th , we have hosted a QUARTER OF A MILLION excited visitors, all eager to learn more about The Bahamas. Visitors are pouring into the Bahamas Pavillion at Expo2020 Dubai. They want to experience the beauty, history, culture and, yes, the eco-challenges of our small island nation. This number rivals the statistics of tourists currently arriving in The
Bahamas on vacation.

They have been an eclectic group – families who wonder at the incredible blues of our ocean; world travellers, who have vowed that The Bahamas will be the next stop in their calendar; school parties, who are learning about us, many for the first time – a frequent question: ‘is The Bahamas in Africa? The United States?

They will take their new knowledge back to their families and schools and they will be the future of our tourism in the years ahead. A major thrust for the Pavillion is business development. Hundreds of business persons have left their cards, expressing interest in doing business here. The B2B team in the Pavillion are following them up and creating opportunities for investment and partnerships. The Embassy for Business on the second floor, is set up to arrange meetings for Bahamas entrepreneurs and corporations to discuss and investigate future possibilities.

With another four months still to go to the closing of Expo2020 on March 31st and our National Day – January 17th 2022 – still ahead, which will ensure the focus of the entire world on The Bahamas, those almost a quarter of a million numbers will definitely be eclipsed!

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