The Ministry of Tourism is reporting ‘exceptionally’ strong bookings ahead of the Christmas season and leading into next year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Chester Cooper said that reports from stakeholders in major hotels across the country, verify projections that 2022 will meet pre-pandemic numbers and that 2023 will surpass those figures
“We are increasing across the board, stopovers are increasing, the cruise numbers are increasing, occupancy is up, average daily rates are up, no matter how you measure this, by whatever metrics it’s up and it continues to improve. This doesn’t happen by chance, though. We have a great team and a great strategy. We have a very, very strong brand in the world,” he said.
Cooper explained that ministry representatives and personnel have traveled to more than 10 cities on the globe, spreading the message that the country is ‘open for business’ and that ‘it’s better in The Bahamas’ consequently stimulating an increase in airlift.