When we came across this video on youtube, we asked ourselves the question, Where are the tourists? Here is a hotel on Grand Bahama Island video taken in 2006 and no one was in the hotel then. Since then to date, we have learned not only Grand Bahama, but Nassau hotels, hotels in Abaco, on Bimini and Exuma look similar to hotel in this on Grand Bahama, ALL ROOMS are NEAR EMPTY!
At the Bimini Bay Resort workers were sent home and told to return in November. In Abaco at the Abaco Club Winding Bay workers there were also made redundant. The same at Atlantis and at Baha Mar. Ocean Club the stand alone product of Atlantis is said to have had two persons for dinner – one night last week – in it fine restaurant in four days. Bahamians must ask themselves, who is now killing our tourism product? Remember now this is a 2006 video shot, so therefore, we cannot blame the Global recession alone for the state of the industry today. This tourist decline has continued year after year.
Is the word about the lawlessness in our Bahamas killing the goose that lays the golden egg? Or have we lost the vision to develop our product. Again Bahamas, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?