Tourism announces partnership with PilotMall.com
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has announced a partnership with the PilotMall.com aviation superstore, an exciting promotion designed to promote tourism and encourage general aviation travel throughout The Bahamas.
The promotion challenges participants to visit all twenty Bahamian airports of entry(AOE)during the 2011 calendar year. Each participant is given a promotional passport book upon registration. Visits to the different airports of entry are validated by Bahamas Immigration and/or Customs officials who will stamp the promotional passport books.
“The Bahamas is a multiplicity of destinations with some 20 airports and we are excited about the opportunity to show off the diversity of our Islands,”noted Greg Rolle, chief aviation specialist in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, in a press release announcing the promotion.”We offer 16 distinctly different island destinations including our capital city of Nassau and the island of Grand Bahama. Also, islands such as Exuma, Eleuthera, Abaco, Cat Island and Inagua each offer unique features and are waiting to be explored.”
Rolle also advised that fixed based operator(FBO) partners are prepared to assist participants when leaving and returning to the U.S. An FBO is a commercial business operating at an airport which provides aeronautical services such as fueling, aircraft maintenance, and flight instruction.”The FBOs are equipped to educate pilots who have not previously visited The Bahamas about how easy it is to fly there and back,”he said.
Neil Glazer, president of PilotMall.com, noted,”We have been working on this program for quite some time and we’re ecstatic that it is becoming a reality. We think this program is a win-win for all involved. Pilots now have yet one more great reason to visit the beautiful islands of The Bahamas. We’re confident this program will quickly become an annual tradition.”