The Bahamas celebrated its 50th anniversary

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Monday July 10 marked the 50th anniversary of the independence of the Bahamas Islands.

Travelers are invited to continue the destination’s celebrations of 50 years of independence through the end of the year by immersing themselves in the true spirit of the Bahamas.

The Bahamas is made up of 16 main islands spread over 260,000 square kilometers of crystal clear waters

The destination features exceptional sandbars and secluded pink sand beaches, which provide an idyllic setting to escape on foot or boat, as a couple or family. The Bahamas offer diving sites for all levels: sunken wrecks, blue holes and steep drops. Fishing enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in the deep blue waters of the Atlantic or in the sandy islets, which are teeming with wild fish. The destination is full of small, eco-responsible addresses.

A return of French tourists

From January to June 2023, 974,387 international tourists came to discover the Bahamas, compared to 730,777 in 2022, an increase of 33.3%. Among these visitors, there are already 6,696 French tourists this year (compared to 2,754 in 2022 for the same period).

For this first part of the year, France is the leading emitting market in the European Union, ahead of Germany and Italy.

37,582 tourists from Europe (including the United Kingdom) came to spend their vacation in the Bahamas between January and June 2023. They stayed an average of 8.8 nights and arrived mainly via commercial airlines. 27% of European tourists repeat.

Hotel establishments experienced a high occupancy rate from January to June 2023, i.e. 80.8% for the main hotels in Nassau (compared to 76.5% in 2019). Source: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Investments & Aviation, Research & Statistics Dept.

IFTM show – TopResa

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTIA) is pleased to confirm its presence at the show IFTM Top Resawhich will take place at Paris Porte de Versailles from October 3 to 5, 2023. Come and meet the teams from the tourist office on stand G-048.

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