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CTO elects Wilchcombe as chair

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

...SSAU, 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 intend to build on......


Tourism Minister launches Canada ad campaign – photos

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

...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. The TTC, North America’s second busiest transit system, carries more than 460 million passengers per year. Wilchcombe was joined by the Bahamas Tourist......


Dolphins Legends Weekend in Bahamas – photos

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

...ino’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 & Culture Dr Danny Johnson (left) takes a pass from Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino during the Youth Football Clinic. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Mark Duper (centre),......


Redefining the tourism model

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

...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 joint ventures and co-branding opportunities could reap significant benefits for the tourism product. Through this, the Tourism Minister is determined to......


Tourism boom sparks need for hotel rooms

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

...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 goal is to keep the competition at bay. As Minister Wilchcombe puts it: “I don’t worry about competition. I want the competition to worry about us!” Ti......


Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage – photos

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

...’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 and lounge areas. Resorts World Bimini is offering twice-daily service between Port Miami and Bimini. The high speed vessel, capable of sailing at 30 k......


Tourism Minister eyes social media to promote Family Islands

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

...d 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. “Over the course of the year, there will be many changes made in the promotion of our tourism product. One of the main vehicles we will use is technology......


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 fruitfu......


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

...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 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference in Nassau e......


Wilchcombe: Pelicans deal puts Bahamas in prime position

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

...te 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 home games and all other events that take place in the 18,000 seat arena including concerts, live shows and other sporting events. Three Lower Bowl “End Z......


PM tours Baha Mar – photos

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

...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 & Culture Dr Daniel Johnson; Baha Mar senior VP of administration & external affairs Robert Sands; director of investments in the Office of the Prime Minister......


Tourism Minister bullish on 2015 prospects

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

...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 covering the full tourism gamut from sports and culture to co-branding, major groups and romance tourism. The Minister said that the Tiger Woods Heroes Champio......


Tourism Ministry to launch major initiatives

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

...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 unveil March 21 a digital platform that will allow potential tourists to make various bookings at one site and explore the is......


Wilchcombe addresses media at Caribbean Week – video

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


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