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Bahamas Tourism More Than Hotel Industry

BAHAMIAN tourism can no longer be solely focused on the hotel industry, the Minster of Tourism said yesterday, insisting that other products such as pleasure yachting and cruising need to be developed and grown.

Pleasure Yacht Arrivals Increase

The Bahamas saw pleasure yacht arrivals increase by 11 per cent last year over 2008, with Bimini cornering the market, boasting 52 per cent of market share and increases of 21.8 per cent over the same period, according to Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Statistics.

Bahamas Makes Top Bargain Summer Destinations List

Summer may be Myrtle Beach's busy season, but with expanded air service, a new boardwalk and free events, it can also be a time to find affordable fun.     
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Summer may be Myrtle Beach's busy season, but with expanded air service, a new boardwalk and free events, it can also be a time to find affordable fun.
By Christine Sarkis,
Summer means vacation, but it's also the season of high prices and big crowds. Choose wisely and shop smart, though, and you'll be able to take advantage of deals and discounts that put even popular destinations on the budget travel radar.

I've monitored trends, industry news, and sale patterns to point you in the direction of places that offer the best bargain value for the coming season. Below you'll find examples of deals presently available for summer trips. Like all deals, these are sure to expire; however, a little research on your part can yield similar results when you're ready to book.

1. California

2. Bahamas

New flights and free flights, nights, and cruises, along with air credit promotions put the Bahamas on the bargain destination map this season. Keep in mind that summer (especially late summer) is hurricane season in the Caribbean, so when you're researching and booking, check hotel and airline hurricane policies, and look into travel insurance.

The Bahamas will get new air service just in time for summer: On June 13, Delta will launch flights on Wednesdays and Sundays between Atlanta and The Exumas, with fares starting from $129 each way.

Package promotions offer a variety of ways to save. With the Fridays Free in the Bahamas promotion, book four or more nights and get your Friday stay free, plus receive daily breakfast and a Friday welcome cocktail. The offer is good through September 30 at participating hotels on Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, The Abacos, and The Exumas. Discovery Cruise Line's Book Three Cruise Free deal offers a round-trip day cruise ferry service from Ft. Lauderdale with a three-night resort booking. And you can get free companion airfare on packages booked via The Out Islands of the Bahamas website by May 10 for stays through December 22.

There are also air credits up to $400 available on four-night vacation package bookings made for summer and fall stays at participating resorts.

3. Quebec City

4. Myrtle Beach

5. Ireland


Bahamas Mentioned On T.V.

On The Late Show with David Letterman recently, actor Michael Keaton shared his experience bonefishing in The Bahamas with Tom Brokaw. View the clip.

Also, on the hit ABC show Cougar Town with Courtney Cox there was a cute Bahamas mention with two of the main characters. View the clip.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 May 2010 14:56

Bahamas Is One Of The world's Best Green Vacations

These spots are high on adventure, low on environmental impact.

It's springtime and early bird travelers aren't waiting for summer deals to hit the road. Though flying hasn't become less harmful to the environment, you may be able to minimize your carbon footprint by taking a "green" vacation.

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