NASSAU, Bahamas -- Destination Bahamas, a new tour operator, rolled
out an array of commissionable packages.
The firm is a unit of 15-year-old Paradise Island Vacations, a
tour operator owned by
Bahamas-based Sun International. Sun operates, among other
entities, Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island.
Destination Bahamas, like Paradise Island Vacations, is based in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The company said its 30-specialist call center operates daily
from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is equipped to handle 5,000 calls per
day from agents.
Properties, activities and attractions in Nassau, Paradise
Island and Grand Bahama Island make up the firm's inventory, which
will expand to include the Out Islands by June.
Destinations Bahamas will handle bookings for air, hotels and
transfers as well as its own package offerings.
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Bahamas' director general of
tourism, said the new firm "deepens the Bahamas' appeal for agents
by offering a destination-wide array of hotels and services sold by
Small inns and properties, particularly in the more remote Out
Islands, stand to benefit from the input of these specialists,
Sample winter packages with air and hotel include 10 three-night
programs in Nassau and Paradise Island and six in Grand Bahama
Rates range from $445 per person, double, at South Ocean Golf
& Beach Resort in Nassau to $1,489 at Ocean Club in Paradise
Grand Bahama's prices start at $549 at Bahamia Resort &
Casino and at $689 at the inclusive Viva Fortuna resort.
For further information, call (800) 4-BAHAMAS.