Virtual People-To-People Experiences Launched By The Bahamas

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is taking its People-to-People Program to the virtual stage through an online series that will create real-time connections for travellers to experience the hospitality and culture of the Bahamian people.

For over 45 years, the People-to-People Program has been connecting visitors with locals through customized experiences throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.

With vaccinations on the rise and travel confidence steadily increasing, The Bahamas is looking forward to welcoming back travellers whenever they choose to visit. However, those who are not ready to travel just yet, will be pleased to know they do not have to miss out on an authentic Bahamas experience simply because they do not get on a plane.

Now available to book, the Bahamas Virtual People-to-People Program offers five free virtual session themes where participants can cook, drink, dance and chat with local ambassadors in The Bahamas:

  • Local Life 101: Sick of the news? Turn it off and take a walk with historian Arlene Nash Ferguson to learn about the culture and heritage of The Bahamas…and maybe even some tips on how to speak the colloquial language.
  • Cooking Like a Local: Stuck in a pandemic cooking rut? Move over sourdough starter — wine and dine with ambassadors as they open the doors to their home kitchens and walk you through a step-by-step cooking session featuring one of their favorite Bahamian meals.
  • Happy Hour Like a Local: We like to think everything is better in The Bahamas…and that includes Happy Hour! Shake up your afternoon, literally, by learning how to make the famous Bahama Mama cocktail.
  • Walk and Talk with a Local: Need a change of scenery on your post-work stroll? Take in the sights and sounds of Bahamian sunsets, tropical landscapes and sandy beaches while engaging in conversation with locals who can give you the inside scoop on everything taking place on the islands.
  • Dance Like a Local: Junkanoo: Looking to mix up your at-home workout routine? Learn how to move to the beat of The Bahamas with a dash of history through a step-by-step Junkanoo tutorial — an upbeat and beautifully choreographed dance deeply rooted in one of the country’s most celebrated traditions.

The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation, said: “The People-to-People Program offers travellers the unique opportunity to enter the homes of Bahamian citizens and truly immerse themselves in our culture. We are proud to bring these experiences to the virtual stage and our ambassadors are thrilled to share their love of The Bahamas with travellers once again.”

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