Thursday, February 13, 2020
Ministry of Tourism officials promoted the latest direct airlift link to The Bahamas to 20 journalists and social media influencers, and 140 travel agents, on a recent visit to Denver.
The trip, which also included Bahamian hoteliers, was undertaken to market United Airlines’ new non-stop airlift from Denver to Nassau that starts on March 7. Joy Jibrilu, the Minstry of Tourism’s director-general, and Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, deputy director-general, provided key destination updates showing some seven million travellers visiting The Bahamas in 2019.
“The Bahamas is very excited for travellers to experience the islands’ adventurous activities that cannot be found in the mountains of Colorado,” said Mrs Jibrilu. “The beautiful sun, sand and sea are now just a short airplane ride away.”
Ministry of Tourism officials emphasised that The Bahamas was ready to welcome visitors despite the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Dorian, with both Abaco and Grand Bahama enjoying several hotel re-openings in the storm’s wake.
United Airlines will be launching a Saturday-only non-stop service between Denver International Airport and Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). The flight will suspend during the off-peak travel season, beginning in August 2020, and start again on October 21, 2020, on an annual basis.
The Ministry of Tourism also used the Denver visit to debut its multi-channel brand campaign, Still Rockin’, featuring Bahamian-American rock legend, Lenny Kravitz.