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Bahamas To Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2020

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Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean's marquee tourism marketing event, will take place in The Bahamas at Baha Mar, the country's newest integrated resort destination, in early 2020.

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Nassau Air Arrivals Strike 28-Year Peak

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Air arrivals to New Providence achieved their highest quarterly growth for 28 years during the final three months of 2018, expanding by 20.6 percent to complete a strong year for Bahamian tourism.

The Central Bank’s latest quarterly economic review, covering the final quarter of 2018, revealed: “Total visitors to New Providence strengthened by 15.9 percent during the review quarter, a turnaround from a 2.1 percent reduction in the preceding year, as the key air component firmed by 20.6 percent - the largest percentage increase since 1990, while sea passengers advanced by 14.3 percent.

 

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National Culinary Squad Named

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Chef Jamal Small will lead Team Bahamas into competition at this year’s Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean event, considered to be the culinary Olympics of the Caribbean, with five members from last year’s squad doing battle with him.

The team captain will be joined by senior chef Kevyn Pratt, pastry chef Celeste Smith, junior chef Hazen Rolle, beef category chef Astier Dean, seafood category chef Tevin Kemp, chef Caribbean 305 Leonardis Moss and mixologist Derrick Blackmon for the June 21-25 competition in Miami, Florida. Devin Johnson will travel as the team manager with Mario Adderley as the team administrator.

Small, Pratt, Smith, Rolle and Blackmon were all members of the 2018 squad. Small is going in as the defending Caribbean chef of the year; Rolle is going in as the defending junior chef of the year.

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Culinary Team Finalised To Take On Region’S Best

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The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has finalised the National Culinary Team that will compete against the region’s finest at the upcoming Taste of the Caribbean event.

It held an intense Culinary and Mixology Competition at the University of The Bahamas to select the final members who will represent this nation at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami from June 21-25.

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Bahamas to Host CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2020

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Frank Comito, the CEO and director general for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, has announced that the CHTA will hold its annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace in the Bahamas next year. New resort destination Baha Mar will host the event at its Performing Arts and Convention Center from January 21-23, 2020.

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