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The Bahamas Sets Sail for Growth at Seatrade Cruise Global 2024

Following an extraordinary tourism year marked by a 45% surge in cruise arrivals, totaling over 9.6 million visitors, The Bahamas is poised to showcase its burgeoning cruise sector at the esteemed Seatrade Cruise Global Conference.

Scheduled to take place from April 8th to 11th, 2024, at The Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida, this event will witness The Bahamas’ delegation, led by The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, engaging in pivotal discussions aimed at bolstering the nation’s cruise industry presence.

The Bahamas Pavilion’s destination partners, including Nassau Cruise Port, Bimini Cruise Port, Freeport Shipping Company, Grand Bahama Port Authority and The Bahamas Maritime Authority provide Seatrade cruise industry officials with the latest updates in cruise developments, infrastructure upgrades, new tourism experiences, and forthcoming projects aimed at enhancing the arrival and destination experience for cruise passengers.

“The Bahamas is surging as a top-tier cruise destination, and at the Seatrade Global Conference, we stand on the threshold of unprecedented opportunities,” said Cooper.

“Seatrade is the ideal environment to amplify our growth and success, forge dynamic partnerships, seek out new ventures and gain valuable industry insights.  The most innovative thinking about the future of the cruise industry will be on full display, with connections to further enhance the expansion of our cruise business.”

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation is a sponsor at two events during the conference:

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Business on The Bay at the Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd on Monday, 8th April, from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Dinner, at the Fontainebleau Restaurant on Tuesday, 9th April, from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Seatrade Cruise Global, the annual premier business-to-business event of the cruise industry, attracts over 10,000 registered attendees, hosts over 600 exhibiting companies, welcomes representatives from more than 80 cruise line brands and draws participants from over 120 countries worldwide.

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