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Luxurious holiday resort to be reopened in Grand Bahama

The Bahamas Minister of Tourism has just announced the reopening of a major luxurious holiday resort in Grand Bahama. The property, which will open as a new brand in the second half of 2013, is being reengineered and completely refurbished in order to offer guests unforgettable Bahamas holidays with more appealing facilities and amenities.

Luxurious holiday resort to be reopened in Grand Bahama

One of the most important and luxurious resorts in Grand Bahama is being remodelled and reengineered in order to improve its condition and encourage more tourists to experience luxury Bahamas holidays in their accommodations. The Honourable Obie Wilchcombie, Minister of Tourism, announced that the resort would reopen in the second half of 2013 as a new brand for the Bahamas.

During the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Marketplace press conference held at the Atlantis resort, which took place 9th January this year, Minister Wilchcombe updated the press on the negotiations for the reopening of the grand resort. He stated that these negotiations between the Government and the Chairman of Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma had concluded in a satisfactory manner in early November 2012.

The Minister also expressed that their main goal, by reopening one of the top Bahamas hotels and resorts, was for the Bahamas to keep flourishing as a tourism destination. “The negotiations ensure the resort not only survives and overcomes the ‘early days’ business challenges,” he added “but gets repositioned terms of cost infrastructure and other measure, to thrive moving forward.”

According to Minister Wilchcombe, thanks to the pre and post Marketplace trips scheduled for them, all the international media invited to the CHTA Marketplace will get the chance to see some beautiful Bahamas destinations, such as Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma and Grand Bahama.

Improvements don’t stop at the renovation of the Grand Bahama major resort as the island's tourism ministry has announced that both, Nassau and Paradise Island, the country’s anchor and hub destinations will remain highly competitive in the tourism sector. Among the ambitious tactics to keep attracting visitors are the plans of expanding airlift, in order to ensure the successful launch of the biggest new resort development in the free-world which is being built in Baha Mar.

David Johnson, General Director of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Alec Sanguinetti, General Director and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Stuart Bowe, President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and Frank Comito, Executive Director of the Bahamas Hotel Association, also attended the Marketplace conference where they discussed strategies to maintain holidays in the Bahamas a popular getaway option for visitors. It is the second time Mr. Bowe and the other important tourism figures attend the Marketplace in the Bahamas, which has been hosted by this country for the second year in a row.

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