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Grand Bahama’s Old Bahama Bay Reopens

 One of the most popular places to stay in Grand Bahama has officially returned in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.  The island’s Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Club reopened its doors over the weekend.  “We are officially open,” the …

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Grand Bahama Hotels Are Making a Comeback

 Grand Bahama’s tourism comeback has begun in earnest.  After major cruise lines like Bahamas Paradise and Carnival have already resumed sailings to the destination, a number of hotels have also reopened their doors in Grand Bahama.  That includes the Lighthouse …

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Grand Bahama All-Inclusive to Reopen in November

 In a major step for the recovery of Grand Bahama’s crucial tourism industry, the island’s Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort is reopening.  The all-inclusive resort will be reopening on Nov. 1, tourism officials confirmed to Caribbean Journal.  The property will …

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 Royal Caribbean International is predicting a massive surge in its cruise tourism business in the Caribbean over the next decade.  Speaking at the recent Caribbean Tourism Outlook forum in Antigua, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley said he was predicting …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is resuming its Grand Bahama cruises on Oct. 11, the cruise line said this week. The company’s Carnival Pride cruise ship will dock in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday, the first Carnival ship to dock in Grand …

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 Air Canada is upping its flight service to Nassau, Bahamas for the upcoming winter tourist season.  The carrier is doubling its weekly flights from Montreal to Nassau to a total of four weekly flights, Bahamas tourism officials announced this week.  …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is undertaking a major investment in The Bahamas, with plans for two major new cruise developments in the country that could mean $180 million in new investment. The company has signed an agreement …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the crucial tourism economy in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has resumed leisure cruises to Grand Bahama. After running humanitarian aid sailings to Grand Bahama in the wake …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As relief and recovery efforts continue in Grand Bahama and Abaco, Bahamas officials stressed that nearly the entirety of the country’s 700-island tourism economy was open for business. Indeed, every airport in The Bahamas with …

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 Autumn is a time of recharge in the Caribbean, a period when some destinations cool down, visitors thin and certain hotels close for their annual upgrades. But the vast majority of destinations eagerly welcome visitors in September, when you can …

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 By Alexander Britell On Sept. 8, 1932, the biggest storm ever recorded in Abaco pummeled the island, destroying hundreds of homes and killing 10 people, just enough to land it on page 22 of the Sept. 9 edition of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-renamed Hurricane Dorian has exited the Caribbean Sea, heading into the Atlantic, leaving a trail of heavy rain. While parts of The Bahamas could remain in the crosshairs of the storm, the region emerged …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the icons of The Bahamas: the energy and sound of Junkanoo, The Bahamas’ famous musical mix of carnival, masquerade dance and parade. And while you can find Junkanoo across The Bahamas during …

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 By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean opened eyes earlier this year when it submitted a letter of intent to purchase The Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan resort, the first move of its kind for the company. Now, the company is shedding some light …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning what officials are calling a “mega” cruise port in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The “Grand Port” project is slated for completion in late 2021. according to a statement from the government …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has kicked off its biggest expansion to the Caribbean in several years with a wave of additional frequencies to the Caribbean. The world’s largest airlines has launched additional daily flights to destinations including …

Grand Bahama Tourism

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s tourism sector is growing. Tourism stop-over visitors for the year have shown an overall increase of 7.4 percent, according to the Central Bank of the Bahamas latest Monthly Economic and Financial Developments for October …