Celebrating Partnerships


The Bahamas has further strengthened its commitment to the Canadian market following a strong 2013 winter season and continuing growth from Canada during the first 8 months of 2014. A high-profile delegation, led by Bahamas minister of tourism, Obediah Wilchcombe and the Bahamas new director general of tourism, Joy Jibrilu, was in Vancouver and Toronto this week to update the travel trade on the island’s plans for the upcoming winter season.

Topping the list was the launch of a national advertising campaign designed to let Canadians know all about the vacation options that the Bahamas offers them and to support the increased air service that is now available to the Bahamas from 8 Canadian gateways.

For both Wilchcombe and Jibrilu, the visit also provided an opportunity to thank key partners here – Sunwing, WestJet Vacations, Air Canada Vacations and Travel Brands – for their continuing efforts and support.

During the Toronto stop, Wilchcombe praised those operators for the “wonderful results” that have been achieved in the past year, thanking them for what they have done for the Bahamas.

Seen in the photo, from l to r, are director general of tourism for the Bahamas, Joy Jibrilu; Ministerof Tourism, Obediah Wilchcombe; and Paul Strachan, director, Bahamas Tourist Office.

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