Bahamas Open For Business, Needs Tourism To Recover

Bahamas Open For Business, Needs Tourism To Recover


STRONGEST WIND. IT COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THIS GENERAL AREA. THE POTENTIAL IS INCREASING. WE COULD SEE A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATE FRIDAY. WE ARE WATCHING THE TRACK FOR WHERE THE HEAVY RAIN AND WIND WILL SET UP. AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE BAHAMAS AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN. DESPITE THE PICTURES WE HAVE ALL SEEN. THE NATION IS DESPERATE TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT MOST OF THE HOTSPOTS ARE STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Reporter: IT WILL BE NINE FLIGHTS GOING OUT OF HERE TO THE BAHAMAS TOMORROW. MUCH THE SAME AT HOLLYWOOD FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THEY ALSO NEED TOURIST DOLLARS. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. IT IS THE BAHAMAS THAT WE ALL KNOW. SON, SPLASH AND CRYSTAL BLUE WATER. NOW THIS IS THE CURRENT IMAGE OF THE BAHAMAS. RAVAGED BY HURRICANE DORIAN. IT IS NOT A TRUE PICTURE OF THE BAHAMAS. IT’S 700 ISLANDS. MANY OF WHICH ARE IN FINE CONDITION. THE ONLY WAY TO REPAIR AND HELP ALL OF THIS PEOPLE IS GOING TO REQUIRE THE RETURN OF TOURISM. Reporter: 6.6 MILLION VISITORS WERE IN THE BAHAMAS IN 2018. THE CHALLENGE FOR THE BAHAMIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY IS GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT. IT WAS DORIAN’S DAMAGE THAT ONLY IMPACTED THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS. LOOK AT THIS MAP. PLENTY OF ISLANDS OUT OF HARMS WAY AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS. THE TOURISM MINISTRY BEGAN THE CAMPAIGN. TO ENCOURAGE TOURISM. WE WELCOME YOU, THE ONLY WAY WE KNOW HOW. WITH OPEN ARMS. WE ARE PROMOTING TOURISM. IT’S A DIFFICULT LINE. IT IS AN IMPORTANT ONE. BAHAMAS IS A TOURISM NATION. HARBOR ISLAND AND CHORAL SANDS WERE SPARED. Reporter: THEY WILL BE READY FOR THEIR SCHEDULED OPENING, NOVEMBER 1. NOT ONLY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT BUT IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND. THE CASINOS AND THE HOTELS OPEN IN NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS. THEY ARE CALLING IT IMPORTANT

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