The Bahamas Receives International Destination ASTA Award

image courtesy of Bahamas Tourism Ministry
image courtesy of Bahamas Tourism Ministry
Written by Linda Hohnholz

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation has been honored as International Destination Partner of the Year by the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA).

The award is recognition for the hard work, focus, and innovation that the Ministry has put into building a strong relationship and growing its partnership with ASTA over the past year.

“We feel privileged to be named as ASTA’s International Destination Partner of the Year, and to be recognized by dedicated professionals whose work is vital to the continued growth of the travel industry in our region and beyond,” said the Honorable .I Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation for the Bahamas.

Presented at ASTA’s 2024 Travel Advisor Conference held in Dallas, Texas, in May, the award for Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation was determined by ASTA members, who vote each year to recognize partners that best support the organization’s overall mission of facilitating the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge, and enhancement of professionalism.

Noted Latia Duncombe, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Investments & Aviation:

“It increases our visibility and strengthens our relationships with travel advisors, all of which contribute to higher visitor numbers and greater investment in our tourism sector. We applaud the collective efforts of our local and regional teams who have actively engaged with ASTA through participation in conferences, local chapter meetings, events and familiarization trips to contribute to our success in receiving this prestigious award.”

For more information about The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, please visit

About The Bahamas

The Bahamas has over 700 islands and cays, as well as 16 unique island destinations. Located only 50 miles off the coast of Florida, it offers a quick and easy way for travelers to escape their everyday. The island nation also boasts world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular beaches for families, couples and adventurers to explore. See why It’s Better in The Bahamas at or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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