Diversify economy to create opportunities for Bahamians in a changing world

Dear Editor,

The country’s social and economic progress has mainly been propelled thanks to the tourist and hospitality sector.

Globalization’s influence on the travel sector has made conducting business in it complicated and cut-throat.

Given The Bahamas’ capacity to thrive in a cut-throat industry, it is clear that catering to tourists’ wants and needs is critical to maintaining our destination’s popularity.

That is a genuine concern for The Bahamas, as consumers now have more options worldwide, many of which are comparable to The Bahamas in terms of amenities and other features.

That creates a puzzle in which, depending on the needs of incoming and outgoing travelers, The Bahamas may need to be swapped out for another location.

There is a natural progression to the lifespan of a tourist attraction.

Butler’s destination area cycle model is one of the more prevalent alternatives.

Using the Butler model, we can see how tourism has impacted The Bahamas’ economy and society since the government first decided to use it as a tool for growth.

Consequently, the market share of The Bahamas’ tourism offering is falling; nevertheless, by applying the Butler model, we may argue that The Bahamas is evolving into a different vacation spot over time.

The tourism industry in The Bahamas will inevitably go through the following stages: discovery, participation, development, consolidation, stagnation, and decline (post-stagnation).

The Bahamas has entered the revitalization phase of the product life cycle, which follows the stagnation period.

During this phase, those involved work to improve the destination’s image and reputation, attract more visitors, and win back lost market share by promoting the area’s attractions and encouraging travelers to visit.

Although the tourist sector is crucial to ensuring the country’s economic success, they must maintain reliance on it to diversify their economy.

For any nation whose economy depends on a single sector, the failure of that sector can have far-reaching societal effects.

The Bahamas’ reliance on this sector indicates the country’s economic stagnation and underdevelopment. The fragility of this sector calls for the creation of long-term strategies to improve people’s standard of living.

They may estimate, without verification, The Bahamas’ disadvantage concerning the economic transformation and institutional reform in Cuba to underline the necessity of increasing economic growth through diversification.

Despite the glacial pace of change, Cuba was making headway toward its goals by redefining the state through private sector dynamics, entrepreneurialism, and a more normal relationship with the United States.

The economic and government consequences are unclear, although prevailing wisdom agrees that this may lead to more significant economic growth and wealth for more people.

The advancement of a knowledge-based economy should serve as the basis for the new growth theory adopted by The Bahamas as part of its economic transformation.

Knowledge is power and can boost The Bahamas’ economic output and competitiveness in the global market.

They can build a world-class economy in The Bahamas by prioritizing education, supporting technological advancement, and cashing in on evolutionary innovation, which is crucial in today’s interconnected globe.

Human capital growth is essential to the progress of The Bahamas during the next decade and beyond.


Jamal Moss

Former senator

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