WEST TRAVEL AGENTS EXPERIENCE THE BAHAMAS VIA BAHAMASAIR
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 23, 2018 – The Bahamas Tourist Office, Houston, Texas, recently teamed up with Bahamasair to provide agents from the West and South West areas, with an experiential visit to The Islands Of The Bahamas via Bahamasair’s new HOUSTON/NASSAU direct service out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Some 25 travel agents on the trip included agents from top tour operator companies in the West and Southwest such as Funjet Vacations, Virtuoso, AA Vacations, Apple Leisure Group, Pleasant Holidays, Travel Impressions, Inteletravel, VAX and Classic Vacations.
The agents hailed from Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio Texas; Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California and from New Orleans, Louisiana. Although the new flights leave out of Houston, TX, agents from LA and San Francisco California were added to the trip to inform them of the one-stop option from the west coast via Bahamasair from Houston to Nassau. The new service started in November 2017 using the airline’s Boeing 737-500 series 130-seater jet.
To prove to the travel community in the west just how easy the service is, the group of travel agents was flown down to Nassau for a fun-filled weekend, to familiarize themselves with the flight and the destination. The trip also included a quick jaunt down to The Bahamas Out Islands, Abaco and Harbour Island/Eleuthera for the agents to experience the diversity and beauty of The Bahama Islands.
On Abaco, the agents were able to enjoy the culture through the local foods but also got to visit some of the most beautiful beaches in The Bahamas, including the one at Treasure Cay.
On Harbour Island/Eleuthera, the agents took a delight in riding the golf carts along the colorful streets of the small community. The agents were also able to see up close and personal and enjoy Harbor Island Bahamas’ famous pink sand beaches.
In Nassau, the group was feted to a meal at the famous, “Fish Fry” native “hang out” spot, that is frequented by both locals and visitors and known worldwide for its authentic native Bahamian seafood dishes.
The group was hosted in Nassau at the Hilton British Colonial Resort, located in the heart of downtown Nassau, and as a result was able to enjoy the night-life of the city, on Bay Street, following their daily excursions.
The overall feedback from the group was that the trip was a great one. Many of the agents also shared their experiences throughout the trip via social media postings.
Of the Bahamasair flight, agents agreed that the check in was very smooth and that the cabin attendants displayed the friendly courteous service and hospitality that The Bahamas is known for.
Prescott Young, Area Manager for the Bahamas Tourist Office Western territories, escorted the group along with District Sales Manager, Houston, Dupree Smith. Donna Bullard, Bahamasair’s U.S. based Sales Manager, accompanied the group.
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The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism