Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bahamas on the TODAY Show

If you’re in the US or with access to NBC’s TODAY Broadcast on Feb. 9 and 10, tune in at 10:00-11:00 am ET (TODAY fourth hour of broadcast) to see hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb broadcast from the Bahamas. More details on the broadcast here. The TODAY show will be shooting from Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, but they’ll be doing quite a bit of touring of the neighboring islands.

This is a good chance for you guys out there to check out different attractions and activities here in the Bahamas.

The story I mentioned emphasizes something I tell many of our clients: the islands and cays that make up the Bahamas have a special character of their own. Its different islands will appeal to different people and fit different kinds of lifestyles, whether you come here for work, intend to start a business, retire, or just spend part of your yearly vacation time here with family or friends.

You may wish for the exclusive lifestyle of the Exuma islands, exemplified by famous denizens like Johnny Depp, Janet Jackson and Demi Moore. If you seek to do business, you may find properties on the cosmopolitan yet old-world, colonial-style waterfront of Nassau more appealing. You may be in the Bahamas on transient business; consider it a worthwhile stopover before heading to places like South America, now more accessible via flights from our airport.

Still looking for info? The Bahamas Ministry Tourism, which has been promoting us with its slogan “It’s Better in the Bahamas”, has got a promotional website at – another good starting point for getting to know us. Do take note of significant improvements at Nassau’s airport – Phase I of a $400 million expansion project is nearing completion – as well as the improvements to Nassau Harbor completed in late 2010. The harbor project was worth $44 million and now accommodates mega cruise ships that have increased the amount of tourism business our islands enjoy.

We hear the weather’s been stuck at 42-45˚F in areas like New York, while here in Nassau, New Providence we’re basking in 79˚F weather,  more or less what we experience the rest of the year. Have you been pining for warm weather instead of the height of winter? 

Do tune in. We’ll be watching.  

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