Discussions to focus on increasing Mexican tourist arrivals to The Bahamas
Senator the Hon. Randy Rolle, Consultant in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Global Relations and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA), will lead a tourism delegation to Mexico in an effort to bolster arrivals in The Bahamas. The five-day trip, 16 -20 May, will include meetings in three major Mexican cities: Mexico City, the capital; Guadalajara; and Monterrey, all of which have direct connections, three flights per week, through Panama to Nassau on Copa Airlines.
Also joining the meetings will be representatives from Bahamas tourism stakeholders including Margaritaville at Sea Paradise Cruises; major hotels and resorts in The Bahamas, namely Atlantis Paradise Island Bahama; RIU Palace Paradise Island; Sandals Resorts; Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach; Warwick Paradise Island Resort; and airline partners from Copa Airlines and American Airlines.
Said Sen. Rolle, “We want to showcase the wonderful and unparalleled experiences awaiting Mexican tourists in our 16 main destinations across our archipelago of 700 islands and 2000 cays and simultaneously promote why it remains better in The Bahamas.”
Last year, nearly 4,000 Mexicans visited The Bahamas generating an estimated $10 million plus.
Prior to the pandemic, visitor arrivals from Mexico averaged between 6,000 – 8,000 annually, generating close to $15 million.
Mexico is the 10th most populous country by area and world’s 15th largest economy by nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and the per capita GDP.
Added Sen. Rolle: “Mexican travelers are always listed among the top three countries in Latin America with the most visitors to The Bahamas. During the pandemic, we saw their arrivals and stay overs increase, and we are encouraged by this trend and what we have witnessed over the past couple of years. We have no doubt that the number of Mexican tourists can and will greatly increase.”
The Islands of The Bahamas offer unique experiences for everyone, from family holidays with spectacular water parks, honeymoons and romantic experiences, fishing, golf, corporate meetings and incentive trips at world-class resorts and exclusive boutique hotels that can be reached by regular flights, yacht or private plane.
Apart from Copa Airlines, travelers can easily travel to The Islands of The Bahamas from the three main cities of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey on flights via American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines that connect through the most important airports in the United States to islands in The Bahamas such as: Nassau (NAS), Freeport (FPO), The Exumas (GGT), Eleuthera (NLH), Marsh Harbour (MHH), among other islands.
For more information on how to travel to The Bahamas, visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates
About The Bahamas
With more than 700 islands and cays, and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas is located just 80.4 kms off the coast of Florida, offering an easy getaway that transports travellers out of their daily routine. The Islands of The Bahamas boast fishing, diving, exhilarating boat rides and thousands of miles of the most spectacular waters and beaches on earth that await families, couples and adventurers. Explore all that the islands have to offer on bahamas.com/es or on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram to see why… It’s better in The Bahamas!
Anita Johnson-Patty, General Manager, Global Communications
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
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