Tourism in The Bahamas is rebounding fast following Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on two northern islands in September.
Grand Bahama is already welcoming travelers at its cruise port and the island’s airport will resume international services next month.
Ferries and cruise lines, including Balearia, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line, are already bringing travelers to Freeport as a number of excursions and sites have reopened, while numerous hotels and resorts are already open or expect to resume operations within weeks, according to a statement
Nassau and Paradise Island, home to the country’s most extensive array of resorts, hotels, restaurants and tour operators, were not affected by Hurricane Dorian and are operating normally, as are The Out Islands.
While The Abacos face a longer road to recovery, the country remains resilient in its commitment to help the island rebuild by maintaining a healthy flow of tourism – which accounts for half of the country’s GDP – to the islands that were not affected by the storm.
According to the Bahamas National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), Dorian left 65 dead and 895 people housed in shelters.