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Articles tagged “bahamas”

Business Travel

Fyre Festival Founder Gets Six Years for $27.4 Million Fraud

Most people will remember the images of attendees wandering around a half-built site that surfaced during 2017's Fyre Festival. Those who paid thousands of dollars for tickets will no doubt have little sympathy for the man behind the disaster.

Fyre Festival Founder Gets Six Years for $27.4 Million Fraud

Tourism

The Bahamas Has Too Many Cruise Ships and Not Enough Hotel High Rollers

Many cruise passengers sail because it's a more economical way to visit a destination. Caribbean countries like the Bahamas have known this for years and are getting more ambitious about trying to attract more flights — a perennial problem — and hoteliers that can help do a better job at growing their economies in the long term.

The Bahamas Has Too Many Cruise Ships and Not Enough Hotel High Rollers

Tourism

Baha Mar Developer Sues Chinese Contractor for Massive Fraud

The Baha Mar project in the Bahamas has had its years of woes. Now that it's finally been open for about eight months, BML properties is trying to recoup some of its losses.

Baha Mar Developer Sues Chinese Contractor for Massive Fraud

Tourism

Credit Agency Warns Bahamas and Jamaica to Prepare for Climate Change

Many officials seem to think that "the seas are rising" is the new "the sky is falling" and thus do nothing. Moody's decision this week means that authorities must deal with climate change or risk having their bond ratings downgraded. We hope that prompts action.

Credit Agency Warns Bahamas and Jamaica to Prepare for Climate Change

Hotels

Long-Delayed Baha Mar Resort Is Finally Open, But Atlantis Isn’t Worried

Well, that only took a few years. It'll be interesting to see how tourism to the Bahamas changes now that the long-beleaguered mega resort has finally opened.

Long-Delayed Baha Mar Resort Is Finally Open, But Atlantis Isn’t Worried

Tourism

Bahamas Tourism Officials Separate Themselves Further From Fyre Festival Fiasco

First-time event planners mixed with Instagram influencers and poor infrastructure never add up to a successful gathering — no matter where it is.

Bahamas Tourism Officials Separate Themselves Further From Fyre Festival Fiasco

Business Travel

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

If you promote it, they will come. But you DO have to build it, and the Fyre Festival obviously didn't.

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Tourism

Baha Mar Should Open by the End of This Year, Says Bahamas Prime Minister

Even if Baha Mar is completed, it's doubtful it'll be able meet the lofty goals set forth by its developers any time soon. If anything, Baha Mar will live on as a metaphor for misguided mega-development.

Baha Mar Should Open by the End of This Year, Says Bahamas Prime Minister

Tourism

The Bahamas Tells Its Citizens to Be Careful in the U.S. Following Shootings

This isn't a petty retaliation for warnings that the U.S. issued regarding the Bahamas. It's sound advice considering the state of the U.S.

The Bahamas Tells Its Citizens to Be Careful in the U.S. Following Shootings

Tourism

Even Without Baha Mar, Tourism Is Growing in the Bahamas

Economic growth in the Bahamas has been slow, but government officials are predicting an acceleration — especially once the long-delayed Baha Mar resort opens.

Even Without Baha Mar, Tourism Is Growing in the Bahamas