The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation at World Travel Market 2023
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) recently participated in the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2023, held from 6 – 8 November. This global event brought together over 5,000 exhibitors representing 182 countries and regions, making it a significant platform for promoting travel and tourism.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of independence, The Bahamas showcased its rich culture at the event, featuring traditional Junkanoo and a commemorative cake to mark the historical milestone. The delegation, led by Latia Duncombe, Director General at The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, engaged with global contacts within the travel industry, establishing new relationships and nurturing existing partnerships.
Notable partners at the Bahamas booth included representatives from Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, Atlantis Paradise Island, Margaritaville Beach Resort, Majestic Tours, and the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board. Director General Duncombe highlighted the extensive engagement with over 100 contacts, including key partners in the airline, hotel, and trade industries, emphasizing the excitement of attendees in sampling the culture, heritage, and vibrancy during the exhibition.
Reflecting on The Bahamas’ 50 years of independence, Duncombe noted the country’s achievements of economic growth and thriving social communities. This year has witnessed the attainment of record tourism numbers, surpassing the 2019 visitor numbers (7.2 million), setting the stage for a prosperous 2024.
The Islands of The Bahamas, with over 700 islands and cays and 16 unique island destinations, offers world-class fishing, diving, boating, birding, and nature-based activities. The Bahamas is open for business and looks forward to continuing constructive discussions and exploring business opportunities to further strengthen its position on the world stage.
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