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CTO elects Wilchcombe as chair

Monday, September 19th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

NASSAU, Bahamas, September 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe was elected as the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) at the State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Barbados on Thursday, September 15. Minister Wilchcombe, who will serve his second non-consecutive two-year term, replaces Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy. “I intend to build up on what [Sealy] began and I also......


Tourism Minister launches Canada ad campaign – photos

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Pictured: Chris Uphold (left) chief customer service officer at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe tour the subway platforms. (MOT BIS Photo Derek Smith) Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe launched a comprehensive media and advertising campaign in Toronto, November 29. Bahamas publicity images and logos now cover six Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway trains, with interior ads throughout.......


Dolphins Legends Weekend in Bahamas – photos

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...The Bahamas during a weekend of events and activities. See photos here. Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe at the Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino’s Youth Football Clinic. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe brings remarks during the Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino’s Youth Football Clinic May 31, 2014 at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium, Nassau. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Minister Youth Sports &......


Redefining the tourism model

Monday, July 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Features

...fact, the ministry is hiring key personnel to bolster capacity in this area. The same level of attention is being given to marketing and promotion in foreign language markets including Latin America, China and Portugal, with Wilchcombe indicating that “we have to go after everyone.” Finding funding All this will cost money, and although Wilchcombe says he hopes for a larger budget for his ministry in the next fiscal year, he also realizes that......


Tourism boom sparks need for hotel rooms

Sunday, January 1st, 2006 | Filed Under: Features

...eeping visitors happy, whether they are tourists, convention participants, businesspeople, investors or cruise ship passengers. The quality of service and upgraded, expanded and well-maintained facilities are vital, suggests Wilchcombe. “Bahamians have to buy into the important role they play in helping to build our economy,” says Wilchcombe. Consumer service programmes have been in place for decades and will continue to be improved. Part of the......


Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage – photos

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...esses the crowd in Bimini. Pictured to his left is Prime Minister Perry Christie. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch) On board to celebrate the vessel’s first voyage were Prime Minister Perry Christie and Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe (left) along with President of RAV Bahamas Gerardo Capo (background). The $100 million cruise ship, formerly a Greek ferry plying the Mediterranean Sea, has been upgraded to include casinos, restaurants, bars......


Tourism Minister eyes social media to promote Family Islands

Friday, June 15th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...by the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board at the British Colonial Hilton June 13. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) The islands of The Bahamas need more “visibility” in the tourism arena, according to Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. The change he says will come via social media. Wilchcombe made the statements during the keynote address at a meeting held by the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board at the British Colonial Hilton June 13.......


Wilchcombe: GB investors need more airlift

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

Here follows a communication by Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe to Parliament December 9 upon his return from a recent visit to London to meet with investors: Mr. Speaker, Following participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, and the Climate Change Summit in Paris, attended by Heads of State from across the globe, the Prime Minister and his delegation spent two days in London last week, engaged in vital and......


Wilchcombe: GB tourism seeing uptick

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe says that Grand Bahama is seeing a rebound in tourism on the back of cruise and ferry services from the US.......


Wilchcombe: Tourism drives development

Friday, February 21st, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

The Bahamas is realizing the trickle down benefits of its growing tourism industry, according to Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe, who said that the economic benefits are being felt in all aspects of the community from healthcare to education and are a driver for development across the board. “The Bahamas offers a unique model of how tourism can work. We have been able to provide for sustained growth,” he said, addressing the......


Wilchcombe: Pelicans deal puts Bahamas in prime position

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ing Center, the Loge Boxes. This is also the prime position to reach fans watching local, regional and national television broadcasts. We want to invite fans to discover our islands,” said Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obediah Wilchcombe. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has exclusive rights to the Loge Box area in the Lower Bowl of the Smoothie King Center. This means that captivating Bahamas branding will be visible to fans attending Pelican’s......


PM tours Baha Mar – photos

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...on the execution of his vision of the multibillion dollar resort. Pictured: Government ministers tour the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Baha Mar, September 1. Pictured in foreground: (from left) Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe; Baha Mar chairman & CEO Sarkis Izmirlian; Prime Minister Perry Christie; and Minister of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle. (Photo courtesy Baha Mar) Pictured: (from left) Minister of Youth, Sports......


Tourism Minister bullish on 2015 prospects

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...4,000 visitors, this represented a 13 per cent increase over the same period in 2014, a 7 per cent hike in hotel occupancy levels and an average room rate increase of 11 per cent. During the announcement, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said that he believes this performance means that the country is on the right track as far as tourism is concerned and is the result of his ministry’s comprehensive and multi-tiered marketing strategy......


Tourism Ministry to launch major initiatives

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

The Cove’s developer, Sidney D Torres IV (left), tours the resort with Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe (right). Click the photo for expanded view. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe has announced that the Ministry is launching new initiatives to boost the country’s tourism product. During an interview at the grand opening of The Cove , Eleuthera, March 1, Minister Wilchcombe said that the Ministry of Tourism will......


Wilchcombe addresses media at Caribbean Week – video

Friday, June 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press


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