With news that international air capacity has increased by nearly 21% year-over-year in February 2019, The Islands of The Bahamas has had strong record-breaking air arrivals thus far.
As efforts to continue this upward trend and stimulate the current economy have been doubled, The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) has aggressively sought out new partnerships and reprised existing agreements in order to produce more noteworthy results.
In particular, brand leader and industry partner, Alpitour World has already begun preparations to continue their existing Bravo Club summer program, which brings hundreds of Italian visitors to the shores of Grand Bahama Island.
With miles of tranquil beaches, environmental activities, and incredible inclusive packages offered by hotel partner, Viva Wydham Fortuna Beach Resort, Alpitour World has successfully sold and marketed Grand Bahama Island as a destination worth taking time to visit.
As a result, the company has partnered with MOTA, and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort for a media trip to create beautifully curated experiences which highlight some of the offerings available on the island for Italian journalists to promote.
The press trip, executed nearly one month ahead of the scheduled summer program, was strategically planned as an incentive for Italian visitors to fly with Alpitour to Grand Bahama Island.
With a total of one hundred seats allocated each week for visiting the island during the program, Karen Seymour, Director, MOTA, Grand Bahama Island, said, “The number of Italian visitors to The Islands of The Bahamas is growing annually. We went from 12,733 in 2016 to 13,500 in 2018, so we’re pleased to continue this partnership and look forward to another successful summer.”
As Grand Bahama Island repositions itself to become more than a destination vacation, local vendors and stakeholders are encouraged to create magical experiences and continue preparations while waiting for the many benefits associated with Alpitour’s return.
Direct flights are scheduled to begin with departure from Milan, Italy on May 30th operating through August 29th, with a stop to Havana, Cuba upon their return from Grand Bahama Island on the Boeing 767/300 Er via Blue Panorama Airlines.
About Alpitour World
Alpitour was founded in 1947 as a small travel agency specialized in short transfers on trains and buses for special events.
Today, and for 70 years, the Alpitour Group has represented the most important and multi-faceted Italian tourist reality: Tour Operating, Aviation, Hotel Management, Incoming and Travel Agencies, these, in fact, the five divisions that make up its identity.
A paradigm of quality, assistance and flexibility, today Alpitour has become synonymous with 360 ° holidays, a recognized Italian leader in the tourism sector. A long journey, lived with passion, innovation and seriousness, which allowed us to accompany generations of Italians in the choice of their trips.
In recent years the Group has achieved an important acceleration of the expansion and development processes, showing a solidity and an entrepreneurial spirit typical of the great international tourist realities.
Furthermore, the entry of Tamburi Investment Partners SpA into the Group’s funds has brought new liquidity and greater compactness to the company: this has allowed the finalization of further acquisitions of structures and of the most well-known brands nationally, allowing them to shorten more and more the distance with the world’s largest tourism groups.
As published in Tourism Today