NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Nassau-Cable Beach-Paradise Island Promotion
Board launched a family travel section on its Web site at www.nassauparadiseisland.com.
Michael Rigg, executive director of the board, said the
development of the site shows "the importance of the family market
to our destination." Last year, about 300,000 families vacationed
in the Nassau area, he said.
"We are committed to enhancing the reputation of Nassau-Cable
Beach-Paradise Island as a top choice for family vacationers," Rigg
An icon on the home page links browsers to a family travel page that gives tips on how to organize
a family vacation.
Seven other icons depict hotels that feature children's
programs, vacation guides, family dining, activities, special
deals, frequently asked questions and a cultural program that puts
families in touch with their local counterparts.
The vacation guides offer suggested itineraries, ranging from
one to seven days and grouped by kids' ages, activities and
Under the family dining section, parents can check out a range
of restaurants with children's menus.
The activities section provides a list that includes cruises,
walking tours and a visit to the Bahama Craft Centre.
The People-to-People program also is an option that offers
visiting families the opportunity to meet a Bahamian family and
learn about their culture and way of life.
The site, which launched in September 2000, averages
approximately 250,000 monthly hits, can be accessed directly or via
the Bahamas site at www.bahamas.com.
To reserve or book packages on the Web site, agents can call
Destination Bahamas at (800) 4-BAHAMAS.