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Caribbean region working together to boost profile

Friday, November 11th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

“The Caribbean is the world’s best known, unowned brand,”?said Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool Wallace Thursday during a panel discussion at the HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) held in Nassau. He went on to say that the region is moving to not only own, but also boost its profile. According to Vanderpool Wallace, the Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC)–the marketing and......


Real estate for residency

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 | Filed Under: Features

...y, but go through different systems. “Some buyers are more relaxed than others. Some want to know everything about the process, they need to know the details of every stage, while others just sit back and let us do it,” says Wallace-Whitfield, who puts buyers in touch with a reputable attorney who can handle their residency application. From the buyer’s first phone call to their realtor through to their residency being granted can take between......


Sandals opens Balmoral Tower – photos

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Stewart responds to questions during a press conference held at the Sandal Royal Bahamian during the official opening of the Balmoral Tower. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Pictured left to right: Minister of Tourism & Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace; Sandals chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart; chief executive officer, Adam Stewart; and executive vice-president of the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) Frank Comito. (BIS Photo/Derek......


Bahamas Tourism Minister urges Family Island promotion

Friday, January 13th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

The tourism sector is performing well and is expected to grow this year, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. He also commented, however, that there was still room for improvement in the industry. At the 21st annual Bahamas Business Outlook conference, held at the Wyndham Nassau resort yesterday, Minister Vanderpool-Wallace told attendees that the tourism sector performed well in 2011, with over 3 million......


Tourism experts: prepare for post-coronavirus travel surge

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 | Filed Under: News & Press

The Caribbean should prepare for an upswing in tourism once the coronavirus pandemic has abated, according to former Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace who said this week that islands should take this opportunity to “get their houses in order” so they can maximise the industry when travel resumes. “There is enormous pent-up demand for when the all-clear is sounded,” said Vanderpool-Wallace, chairman of the......


Cruise news from The Bahamas

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Filed Under: Features

...se figures were in contrast to an 18.7 per cent dip in air arrivals. “Because the number of cruise passengers is always higher than the number of air arrivals, total arrivals rose by 8.4 per cent,” said MOTA Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace during the mid-term budget debate in March. “This is a sign of the times. The global recession has affected everyone and because of this, people are choosing the cheaper way to travel, which for many, is......


Service industry key to tourism growth

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...up visitor numbers, provided a “unique opportunity to recaliberate what we offer as a destination.” Fellow panelist at the College of the Bahamas Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute Conference, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said the country had a well-established tourism industry that was now benefitting from a wealth of local talent at the entry level. “We have come a very long way in The Bahamas. We have been at this......


Bahamas Tourism Minister: December was ‘best ever’ for tourism

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Last month was one of the most successful in the tourism calendar, according to Minister for Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. The Minister, who spoke at the 30th Caribbean Marketplace conference at Atlantis Paradise Island today, said there had been a strong surge in business during November and December 2011. “December was the best month ever in terms of room revenues,” he enthused. “It was an incredible......


MOTA Minister calls for better use of technology in tourism

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are key to the success of the Bahamian tourism industry, according to Minister of State for Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. However, in order to harness their potential in the sector, there needs to be more emphasis on public-private partnership, greater use of technology and enhanced marketing. The Minister made the comments as he opened the First Regional Seminar on Tourism: SMEs and......


Region’s tourism chiefs optimistic about Cuba

Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...hat the change is an opportunity. Will this magnet suck away visitors from others or will this magnet draw additional visitors. An optimist like me sees this as an opportunity to increase the slice of the pie.” Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, principal partner, Bedford Baker Group, said: “Those countries relying on the US as their primary market are going to have to pay close attention. Cuba will get a lot of news coverage when it opens......


Real estate leaders warn of increased compliance

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | Filed Under: News & Press

...operty without going through a Bahamian real estate firm, a practice that is against the law but is challenging to enforce without evidence of the transaction having taken place and the foreign agent being paid. According to Wallace-Whitfield, BREA is working closely with officials to build awareness and ramp up enforcement. Sales associates, brokers and developers who attended the meeting returned the full slate of officers and elected new......


Bahamas launches 16 Islands Weddings Promo – video

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace explains the concept behind the Family Island destination wedding promotional campaign. Watch a video of an interview with the Minister here.......


Speed Week revival set for Nassau – video

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...brity get-togethers, Speed Week is being billed as a major draw for high-end visitors and vintage car enthusiasts. Speaking at the press conference announcing the event yesterday, the Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said that Speed Week could help inject life into sports tourism in The Bahamas. “Motor racing attracts one of the largest audiences of any sporting event on the planet,” he said. “It also......


Top regional hotel investment summit heads to The Bahamas

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...adise Island in November for the inaugural HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (HVS CHICOS), which will examine opportunities for growth within the market. Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace is among those scheduled to speak at the two-day event which takes place November 10-11, 2011, and is organized by hospitality consulting firm HVS. Additional speakers include Adam Rosenburg, managing......


New US terminal at Nassau international airport launches

Monday, February 28th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...cer at NAD, which is responsible for the airport’s operation and redevelopment. “We now have a world-class facility and it will be managed to a world-class standard.” According to the Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the airport’s redevelopment is the “crown jewel” in a “most astonishing” capital improvement programme. “Airports and seaports are absolutely critical to any nation such as ours, which is an......

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