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From left to right Go Grand Bahama Vacations, General Manager, Stephen Clements pauses for a photo with Atlanta prize winner; Anthony Stuart and Vinincia Strachan of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board/Ministry of Tourism.




GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - April 10, 2005 - With the re-launch of Go Grand Bahama Vacations , formerly Grand Bahama Vacations, in April 2005, travelers will find it increasingly easy to enjoy a vacation on sunny Grand Bahama Island. Go Grand Bahama Vacations was recently purchased and re-structured by the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board and is dedicated to offering the widest range of Grand Bahama Island Tourism products.

"It is our goal to position Go Grand Bahama Vacations as the pace setter among tour companies doing business on Grand Bahama Island. This requires a level of service that is second to none, along with offering the widest array of products," said David Johnson, President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board.  

"We are delighted to be working even more closely with the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board," said Stephen Clements, General Manager of Go Grand Bahama Vacations .   "We are committed to meeting the demands of today's savvy traveler by offering the highest level of service standards and customer satisfaction. We have already transported more than 3.5 million vacationers to Grand Bahama Island from the United States and look forward to continued success."  

Several representatives from the Grand Bahama Island, and the Bahamas Tourist Offices traveled to Baltimore and Atlanta for the product launches last week.   The Baltimore launch was attended one hundred and forty persons, including the Bahamas' Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Joshua Sears and Mrs. Sears.    One hundred and thirty travel agents turned out in Atlanta.   Additional launches will be held in Charlotte, and Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday and Thursday, April 12 th and 14 th , 2005

As part of the re-launch, Go Grand Bahama Vacations now offers more departure-city options and package deals on more airlines than ever before. In fact, the tour operator has expanded its reach nationally in the United States to over 100 cities, with connections to non-stop services provided by an array of travel partners including:

•  AirTran Airways

•  American Eagle

•  Bahamasair

•  Continental Express

•  Continental Connection/Gulfstream International Airlines

•  Delta Connection

•  Discovery Cruise Line

In addition, vacation packages can now be booked at an expanded number of Grand Bahama Island hotels, including The Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, Pelican Bay and Suites at Lucaya, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort, Best Western Castaways Resort and Suites, Port Lucaya Resort and Yacht Club, the exclusive Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina as well as Royal Islander Hotel and Island Palm Resort.

Go Grand Bahama Vacations also has staff dedicated to group travel who are committed to booking groups and meetings at a variety of hotels on the island which offer all types of amenities and facilities. This coupled with a wide range of travel opportunities at premium prices makes Go Grand Bahama Vacations ideal for booking weddings, corporate, golf, or religious gatherings.

Two-night/three-day package rates start at $211 per person from Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, $284 per person from Atlanta, $321 per person from Baltimore, and $579 per person from Charlotte. Rates include roundtrip air transportation to Grand Bahama Island, hotel taxes and gratuities, as well as the option to include roundtrip airport/hotel transfers and on-island activities and tours - from swimming with the dolphins and sea kayaking to scuba diving and relaxing on the island's renowned Gold Rock Beach.

For more information or to book a vacation package to Grand Bahama Island, visit or call 1-800-545-1300.

Contact: Ellen Belford/Keri Toler Terrance Roberts Weber Shandwick Grand Bahama Island Ministry of Tourism (212) 445-8057/8107 242-352-8044

The 700 Islands of The Bahamas are just 52 miles off the coast of Florida.    For more information on The Bahamas, please visit or contact your travel professional.