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Bahamas sees spike in travel demand

The Bahamas is one of the Caribbean's most in demand destinations, according to travel firm Expedia Group which noted a 39 per cent increase in bookings to the archipelago from April to June, in comparison to the same period last year. 

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019

ExpediaThe Bahamas is one of the Caribbean’s most in demand destinations, according to travel firm Expedia Group which noted a 39 per cent increase in bookings to the archipelago from April to June, in comparison to the same period last year.

Standalone demand to the top Caribbean markets of Cuba, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Aruba grew by 28 per cent in Q2 2019 with most visitors coming from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil and France.


In The Bahamas, the average length of stay was 3 days, according to Expedia Group, and the average booking window (the period of time between booking a trip and arriving in the destination) was 40 days.

Packages are also a growing segment of the market as international travellers look to make the most of their trip through varied activities and experiences. This niche grew by 1 per cent in The Bahamas in Q2 2019, its biggest market was Canada and the average length of stay for package guests was 5 days.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to The Bahamas reached $947 million last year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Bahamas director general at the Ministry of Tourism Joy Jibrilu is among a compelling list of speakers attending the Caribbean Tourism Organization Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development to held on St Vincent and the Grenadines towards the end of the month.

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