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Covid-19 impact on cruise industry

Global cruises are still on hold because of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and many people are wondering when the cruise ships will return, particularly...

D’Aguilar on US travel advisory

National Covid-19 numbers are continuing to trend downwards and tourism officials are hoping the United States will re-assess the travel advisory issued on Monday. The...

Straw Market To Be Reconfigured

The straw market will be reconfigured as the tourism sector revamps coming out of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Immediate Past President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Operations at Atlantis, Stuart Bowe said there is a “very good plan,” to make this happen.

Tourism Phased Reopening

Tourism officials are taking a phased approach to reopening that crucial sector of the economy. While the prime minister has given the go ahead for commercial flights to begin July 1, the plan is for the country’s borders to do a test run two weeks earlier.

D’Aguilar on key factors that will determine impact of COVID-19

The extent of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on both The Bahamas’ tourism industry and its national economy will be determined by two key factors, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said Wednesday. The first being the rate of domestic outbreak that he said: “we can control.” And the second being external demand shocks, which Minister D’Aguilar said: “unfortunately we cannot control.” “The rate of domestic outbreak, we can control (as) we are directly accountable for the spread of the virus in our communities and it is therefore incumbent upon each and every Bahamian to follow the exhaustive protocols issued by the Ministry of Health.