Virtual meetings keep Bahamas Tourism busy, as it looks to draw tourists from the US and Canada

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOT) has been hosting a series of virtual sales missions in the US and Canada during the entire time of quarantine in an effort to continue promoting the islands.

BMOT brought together all of its international partners in the US and Canada for two days of virtual meetings hosted by Director General, Joy Jibrilu.  

“While grappling with the effects of COVID-19, all travel was put on hold,” said Director General Jibrilu. “But we remain committed to providing our travel suppliers, travel agent communities, key meeting planners and destination wedding planners, flying ambassadors, boating community and all of our other business partners with the resources and information they needed to assure new and returning guests, we would be ready once the world was ready to travel again,” JIbrilu said.

“Now, more than ever, we need to show our partners just how important they are since we will be calling upon them to help bring tourists back to our shores, the moment it is safe to do so,” JIbrilu added.

Bob Duglin, Vice President of the International Membership & Host Agencies for the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), a leading global advocacy group for the travel trade industry said.  “It was very uplifting to hear from Director General Joy Jibrilu that The Islands of The Bahamas will be safely opening soon to travellers from North America; getting to The Bahamas is so easy with nonstop flights from the US.”

With over 700 islands and cays, The Bahamas lies just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy fly away to American tourists.