#UnitedStates, October 27, 2017 – Plantation, FL – Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) representatives traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia during a recent Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) Canada sales mission in an effort to promote The Islands Of The Bahamas and attract Canadian visitors to the destination.
High Commissioner Roselyn Horton joined Paul Strachan, Senior Director of MOTA- Canada, as they met with key travel trade media, local travel agents, the Federation of International Basketball Association Group (FIBA), and students of Acadia University, Dalhousie University, St. Vincent University, and St. Mary’s University. The trip has already generated bookings from Acadia University and FIBA for 2018 travel to The Bahamas.
“The Bahamian diaspora, and the amount of Bahamian students studying in the Halifax area is tremendous,” said Mr. Strachan. “If we can establish our presence, and continue to strengthen that connection, we can certainly anticipate growth in travel from Halifax to The Bahamas.”
Halifax Stanfield International Airport offers direct flights into Toronto, making travel to the islands more convenient. Westjet currently offers nine direct flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Nassau, Bahamas.Release: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Header photo: Bahamian students from Dalhousie University, St. Mary’s University and St. Vincent University joined members of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation to speak about the Bahamian diaspora in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1st insert: Niche Travel, a Halifax area travel agency, is joined by Steven Johnson, Sr. Manager, Business Development, BTO Canada during the BTO Canada Halifax Sales mission in October.
2nd insert: BTO Canada members joined the Acadia University athletic department during the BTO Canada Halifax Sales Mission, October 3-6, 2017. Picture left to right: Jeff Cummings, Head Coach of football; Kevin Dickie, Executive Director/Athletics/Community Events; Cameron Hepple, District Manager, BTO Canada; Kevin Duffie, Head Coach Men’s Basketball; Steven Johnson, Sr. Manager, Business Development, BTO Canada.
3rd insert: Cameron Hepple, District Manager, BTO Canada and Steven Johnson, Sr. Manager Sr. Manager, Business Development, BTO Canada are pictured with Derek Martin, President of Sports & Entertainment Atlantic, and Savior Joesph, President at Colour during the BTO Canada Halifax Sales Mission in October.