Friday, December 15, 2017

Bahamas Participates in Community Events in the Washington DC (DMV) area.

Left to right at the Feed Families for The Holidays Gala are;  Mark Young, WUSA, 9, CBS Washington DC; The Honourable Theo Neily, Bahamas Consul General, Washington, DC; Garbrielle Archer, Area Manager, Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta, GA; Mel Franklin, Coucilman, District 9, Prince George's County;  Anita Johnson-Patty, General Manager, Global Communications, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Willy Young, Pure Media Group; Linville Johnson, Director of the Multicultural Market, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; and Xavier Thomas, BrandMarketPro. 

Plantation, FL, December 15, 2017 –  As a result of introducing the Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar to corporate government leadership in the Washington DC area (DMV), Bahamas Tourist Office representatives were recently invited to participate in a number of community activities in the Washington DC area (DMV).  Activities included radio interviews, meetings with key local and state elected officials, meetings with corporate and business leaders and participation in the annual Feed Families Black Tie charitable Gala Event.

The Bahamas was promoted as a corporate sponsor of this black-tie charitable event where the newly appointed Consul General of The Bahamas, The Honourable Theo Neily was invited to bring remarks on behalf of The Commonwealth Bahamas.

“The Bahamas’ close proximity to the Washington DC (DMV) area has made it a go-to destination for residents here for many years. We plan to continue to use our presence at these events to highlight all our new product developments, to promote the various islands, accommodations, and cultural offerings that truly make The Bahamas a close paradise,” said Linville Johnson, Director, Multicultural Market, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

The Gala also featured special recognition for Ms. Garbrielle Archer, former Area Manager of the Bahamas Tourist Office, Washington DC who received two proclamations for her leadership and community involvement in representing The Islands of The Bahamas. She has since assumed the post as Area Manager of the Bahamas Tourist Office in Atlanta.  The event was organized by the Pure Media Group and sponsors included Cadillac, Prince George’s County, Courvoisier, and the Islands Of The Bahamas.

Consumers in the DC area and in particular Prince Georges County, MD rank among the highest amongst the multicultural market in per capita income. The area also provides non- stop and direct service from multiple airlines therefore increasing the ease of access of travel to The Bahamas from the area.

The tourism marketing effort will continue to be maintained against the multicultural group segment to include fraternities, sororities, religious, family reunions, and corporate and incentive groups.


Linville Johnson, Director of the African American Market, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is shown below after an interview on CBS's WPGC, 95.5. Shown from left to right are; Mel Franklin, Councilman, District 9 Prince George's County; Adimu Colon, Radio Personality, WPGC; and Linville Johnson.


As the first snow fall approached Washington DC; Linville Johnson, Director of the African American Market is shown on air with host Coy LaSone of WBGR telling the audience how close, affordable, exciting and warm The Islands Of The Bahamas are.


Garbrielle Archer, Area Manager, Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta is shown with her colleagues who have congratulated her for receiving two proclamations from Prince George's County, MD for her leadership in the community. Pictured from left to right are; Dornell Watson Dean, 
Bahamas Tourist Office New York; Linville Johnson, Multicultural Market, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Garbrielle Archer; and Anita Johnson-Patty, Global Communications, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

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