Emirates partners with The Bahamas to boost visitor numbers

Emirates partners with The Bahamas to boost visitor numbers

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Emirates has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas to promote tourism to the Caribbean archipelago. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Emirates Group Chairman and Chief Executive HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Ambassador of The Bahamas to the UAE and the State of Qatar, HE Tony Joudi.

Commenting on the announcement, Al Maktoum said: “Through our partnerships with United and Air Canada, we look forward to playing a key role in promoting The Bahamas as a key leisure destination. Our global customers from across our network can enjoy Emirates’ services to our points in North America and benefit from enhanced connectivity and access to the islands.”  


While the majority of visitor traffic to The Bahamas comprises travellers from the US and Canada, The Bahamas also attracts tourists from destinations in Emirates’ network, including the UAE, Greece, India, China, the Philippines and Singapore.

The Bahamas

Currently Emirates customers can connect to Nassau airport on codeshare flights with Air Canada via Toronto and from major US airports, including Houston (IAH), Newark (EWR), and Chicago (ORD) on interline flights with United.

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Joudi added: “Tourism is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy and, by growing visitor arrivals to our tropical island paradise, we hope to achieve our goals of stimulating the tourism economy and providing impetus to the business climate. The economy at large will benefit from a further boost to tourism and our country has made significant investments in infrastructure to accommodate the anticipated boom in tourism."

Joudi also said the tourism board would organise a familiarisation trip early this year for trade, influencers and media to experience the destination first-hand.


Under the MoU, both parties will partner on joint promotional campaigns to benefit the airline and boost tourist arrivals into The Bahamas, by showcasing the destination’s appeal to visitors and holiday-makers. 

Spread across 16 major islands, The Bahamas boasts beautiful beaches, more than 100,000 square miles of ocean, along with a mix of leisure and cultural activities.  

The agreement will also see marketing activities the development of tailor-made tour packages, through Emirates Holidays.

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