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Sea Arrivals Up But Air Arrivals Down

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Visitor air arrivals during the month of September declined by 12.8 percent throughout The Bahamas, with New Providence's tourism decline improving slightly from the month before.

According to the Ministry of Tourism's latest data for the month, although arrivals to the country grew by 5.5 percent or around 150k visitors, there was 143 fewer air arrivals to the destination than the year ago period. That latter category acts as a true indicator on the performance of this nation's number one industry: Tourism.
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Abaco To Benefit From New Flight Service

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A new air service connecting Marsh Harbour and Walker's Cay in Abaco with two Florida locations will be launched this month.
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Bahamians Own 30% of Hotel Room Inventory

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The president of the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) said yesterday that Bahamians own 30 per cent of this country's aggregate room inventory in the form of small hotels, contrary to popular belief.

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Bahamas Hotel Sector Must Expand Room Inventory

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The Bahamas Hotel Association's (BHA) president yesterday said it was "critical" for the sector to grow its room inventory and absorb this nation's ever-expanding labour force, arguing that this had helped Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to increase US stopover arrivals at the same time as this nation experienced a 14 per cent decline.
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42% of Bahamas Small Hotels Lack Websites

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Small Bahamian hotels must embrace technology in order to stay competitive throughout this nation and in the region, the Ministry of Tourism's director-general said yesterday, while the Bahamas' 1-800-BAHAMAS call centre is scheduled to move back home sometime in 2010.
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