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Travellers return to Bahamas holidays after the passing of Hurricane Irene

  • 31-Aug-11 16:49
  • Bahamas
  • Caribbean News Now

Speedily recovering in record time after the passing of Hurricane Irene last Thursday, The Bahamas are ready to welcome back visitors to Bahamas holidays as all major resorts and hotels return to normal operations and guests flock down the beaches again.

Travellers return to Bahamas holidays after the passing of Hurricane Irene

After CARICOM moved in to help The Bahamas recover following the devastation left by Hurricane Irene, the Caribbean nation looks already well set on the road to recovery after visitors returned to the popular holiday destination.

Just a few days ago, the secretary-general of CARICOM (Caribbean Community), Irwin La Rocque, expressed his relief over the fact that no serious injuries were reported and no human lives were lost during the recent and tempestuous tropical storm, but just hours after the passing of the storm the tourism industry in the Bahamas didn't show signs of slowing down and has been quick to welcome back visitors on Bahamas holidays.

As Irene stormed its way out of Bahamian territory last Thursday evening, most of the island nation's major tourism areas and holiday hot spots in Nassau and Grand Bahama reported little damage and are once again returning to normal operations in the day-to-day running of popular holiday resorts.

It was revealed that as soon as of Friday morning, visitors that had remained on the island during the passing of Irene had already started to return to the beaches and enjoy the remainder of their Bahamas holidays at ease.

It was also reported that the majority of airports throughout the country were back in operation as of Friday, with the exception of airports in Rum Cay, Treasure Cay in Abaco and New Bight Airport in Cat Island. The airport in Grand Bahama also remained closed but was reopened Saturday morning.

Cruise ports in Nassau and Grand Bahama are also back to being open. The first cruise ship operated by Disney returned to Nassau on Friday morning and other ships were anticipated to resume calls on Saturday.

Causing little impact on the Caribbean tourism industry in general, Hurricane Irene, despite its strength and unforgiving winds, allowed for little disturbance to Caribbean holidays during its passing, especially since its passing didn't last very long in the Caribbean territory.

Bahamas hotels, resorts and attractions throughout the nation are now back to being fully open and accepting worldwide arrivals, including the country's largest resort for luxury holidays, the Atlantis. Some closures however still remain in place, as many Out Island properties normally close at this time of year anyway. Guests and prospective holidaymakers are being advised to contact their respective or prospective hotel or resort for further information. But for now the general advise is: everyone can go back to planning holidays in Bahamas as soon as they want!

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