World Tourism - Bahamas

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World Tourism - Bahamas

  1. 1. Are you ready to get wet?<br />
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  3. 3. TheBahamas<br />
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  6. 6. Fast Facts<br />Official Name: Commonwealth of Bahamas<br />Capital: Nassau<br />Language: English, Bahamian Dialect<br />Demonym: Bahamian<br />Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)<br />Population: 307,541 (July 2008)<br />Climate: Tropical Marine<br />
  7. 7. Did You know?<br />The name &quot;Bahamas&quot; comes from the Spanish baja mar meaning “shallow sea”<br />
  8. 8. Fast Facts<br />Major Islands:<br />Grand Bahama <br />New Providence Island — dominated by the capital Nassau <br />Paradise Island — home to the gigantic Atlantis casino resort <br />
  9. 9. Fast Facts<br />Out Islands<br /><ul><li>The Abacos
  10. 10. Acklins/Crooked Island
  11. 11. Andros
  12. 12. Berry Islands
  13. 13. Bimini
  14. 14. Cat Island
  15. 15. Eleuthera
  16. 16. The Exumas
  17. 17. Harbour Island
  18. 18. Inagua
  19. 19. Long Island
  20. 20. Mayaguana
  21. 21. San Salvador - may have been the landfall of Columbus </li></li></ul><li>Did You know?<br />There are norivers in The Bahamas.<br />
  22. 22. Getting in<br />VISA Requirements<br />Citizens of US, Canada, EU, and Japan:<br /><ul><li>Valid Passport</li></ul>Citizens of other countries:<br /><ul><li>Valid Passport
  23. 23. Bahamian Visa</li></li></ul><li>Did You know?<br />Tourism generates 50% of GDP and directly or indirectly employs half of the total workforce.<br />
  24. 24. Only in Bahamas<br />The Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama Island is the site of the world&apos;s longest known underwater cave and cavern system.<br />
  25. 25. Only in Bahamas<br />Inagua Islandhas the world&apos;s largest breeding colony of West Indian flamingos<br />The Bahamas has the clearest waters in the world. <br />
  26. 26. Only in Bahamas<br />Nassau Public Library <br />was originally a jail.<br />
  27. 27. Only in Bahamas<br /><ul><li>According to the World Health Organization, only 3% of women and 19% of men in The Bahamas are smokers.
  28. 28. There is no income tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax in The Bahamas.</li></ul> Queen’s Staircase<br />
  29. 29. Things to do<br />
  30. 30. Land Activities<br />
  31. 31. Did You know?<br />Five per cent of the world&apos;s coral can be found in the waters of The Bahamas<br />
  32. 32. Water Activities<br />
  33. 33. Accommodations<br />Atlantis <br />
  34. 34. Accommodations<br />Guest Rooms<br />$470/night<br />Php 22,090<br />Regal Suites<br />$625/night<br />Php 29,375<br />
  35. 35. Accommodations<br />Grand Suites<br />$570/night<br />Php 26,790<br />
  36. 36. Accommodations<br />Imperial Club<br />$625/night<br />Php 29,375<br />
  37. 37. Accommodations<br />$3,205/night<br />Php 150,635<br />
  38. 38. Accommodations<br />
  39. 39. Culture<br />Junkanoo Festival<br /><ul><li>-is a Ministry of Tourism event that showcases Bahamian culture and heritage at its best.
  40. 40. takes place during Christmas and New Year
  41. 41. Due to its popularity, Junkanoo Summer has been introduced throughout June and July
  42. 42. Junkanoo Group Leaders & Designers start to prepare for Junkanoo at least six months in advance for the Parade.</li></li></ul><li>Junkanoo<br />
  43. 43. Products<br />

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