The Bahamas “Ahead of the Curve” On Travel Testing
President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Mr. Robert “Sandy Sands”, expressed his confidence in the destination’s ability to meet the travel requirements for all air passengers travelling/returning to the US.
U.S. Travel Advisory Ease A Big Boost
The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president yesterday hailed the US easing its health travel advisory on the country as “a big boost” for the economy’s largest industry.
Robert Sands told Tribune Business that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) move to upgrade The Bahamas from a “Level 4” to “Level 3” status “removes a major deterrent” for potential tourists wanting to travel to this destination.
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The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines has likely slowed down the recovery of the travel and tourism industry, as people “wait and see” what the travel industry will look like in the era of the vaccine, Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting Group Marguerite Fitzgerald said yesterday, adding that data compiled by his company has determined that global tourism numbers will not return to 2019 levels until 2023 or 2024.…
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The Bahamas is pushing “to be at the front of the queue” should the US introduce exemptions from its new COVID-19 testing policy that threatens to be “a significant deterrent” to tourism.
Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, told Tribune Business that this country and the rest of the English-speaking Caribbean were moving rapidly to make the case to US authorities that any exemption from tightened pandemic enforcement “should be offered to us” first as a region.…