Group shot at Bahamas Tourism's successful Travel Agent Sip and Paint event
with American Airlines
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s District Marketing Manager, Tina Lee, in brief remarks before the painting started, said, “We (The Bahamas) have been severely impacted by the hurricane (Dorian), but it’s important for us to do these industry events, as well as consumer events, to get the message out there that although two of our Islands are down, we still want you to travel to The Bahamas.”
Lee emphasized that “Now, our other Islands need your support more than ever. Nassau and Exuma are great options on American Airlines. We have 14 Islands still open for business and you can really help us by sharing this information on your social media channels and sending it out to your clients.”
The tourism executive expressed thanks to the travel professionals in attendance at the event and said, “We are here to have a fun time and enjoy the intimacy of this small group.”
Bahamas Tourist Office Sales Team host Sip and Paint for agents - L_R Tina Lee, BTO_ American Airlines Rep, Juan Rodriguez and Adrian Kemp, BTO
Travel agents participating in the event described the fun gathering as interactive and different. They also remarked that they were glad for the opportunity to speak with members of The Bahamas sales team and receive an update on The Bahamas in the wake of the category 5 Hurricane Dorian.
Bahamas Sales Team host Sip and Paint
“I feel so bad because the Bahama Islands are all so beautiful. I will tell my clients that only two Islands were affected so you can still go. I will encourage them to go to The Bahamas. I love The Bahamas,” the travel professional shared.
Agents engrossed in painting
In addition to conch, the event’s taste of The Bahamas featured Bahamian fruit punch and desserts including coconut and pineapple tarts as well as miniature guava duff. Songs from The Bahamas and the Caribbean dating back to the sixties and early seventies comprised the songtrack for the event.
BTO Sales team members engaged with agents
For more information on The Bahamas including Hurricane Dorian updates and Islands open for business and welcoming visitors, go to www.bahamas.com.