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For 45 years, the program has welcomed visitors into the homes of locals like Stephen and Terry Bellot for a traditional Bahamian feast.
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The Bahamas’ People-to-People Program Goes Virtual

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 20, 2021

For almost half a century, it’s been one of the Caribbean’s greatest travel experiences: The People to People program in The Bahamas. 

Whether it was shopping at the outdoor market, attending a local school or joining Bahamians in their homes for a traditional meal of peas ’n rice, fried fish and guava duff, the program has been an industry leader in creating meaningful tourism engagement. 

And amid the challenges of the pandemic, The Bahamas is now turning People-to-People into a virtual experience. 

The Bahamas Virtual People-to-People Program is now offering five free “virtual” sessions where viewers can cook, drink, dance and chat with local ambassadors in The Bahamas. 

That means everything from taking a virtual walk with historian Arlene Nash Ferguson to learn about the heritage and culture of The Bahamas; to a cooking class from a Bahamian kitchen to a class on how to make the perfect Bahama Mama. 

“We are living in a time where connection is needed most, and demand for vacations are at an all-time

high,” The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism said in a statement. “Consumers are especially craving interactions with the local people and culture that are found along the way during travel. These sessions are unique in that they are not just streamed viewing experiences offered to unlimited numbers of participants, or explored solo in 360-degree technology, but instead are curated to small intimate groups (of no more than five participants each) who will interface live with local hosts, allowing for real conversation and authentic connection through the sharing of Bahamian culture and traditions.”

“The People-to-People Program offers travelers the unique opportunity to enter the homes of Bahamian

citizens and truly immerse themselves in our culture,” said The Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. “We are proud to bring these experiences to the virtual stage and our ambassadors are thrilled to share their love of The Bahamas with travelers once again.”

For more, visit The Bahamas Virtual People to People Program

— CJ

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