More Insights into Bahamas Tourism and Timeshare Resales

Saturday’s Timeshare Owners Blog reported on several factors that could strengthen the interest in timeshare resales and timeshare rentals in the Bahamas, including two US airlines that are adding more flights to Grand Bahama.

The Weekend Edition of England’s Travel Mole reported that British Airways increased their number of flights from Gatwick to St Lucia and will offer a non-stop flight rather than flying via Antigua, which creates a two-hour layover. Caribbean Airways’ codeshare flight with British Airways to the Port of Spain route will incorporate the new flights via St Lucia as well as four weekly Barbados flights.

Also according to The Travel Mole, despite the fact that over 60 percent of Bahamas hoteliers who participated in an economic survey reported a net loss for 2007, the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) continues to be optimistic about the tourism sector’s performance in 2008. President of the Bahamas Hotel Association Russell Miller says that hoteliers do blame the week US economy for the 2007 downturn.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has predicted a record year for 2008 with 10.5 million passengers originating from North America and 2.3 million from international markets, but they say they fear that the Caribbean will not be a hot destination for 2008. According to the Special Features News of the Travel Mole, “We anticipate that the unparalleled diversity of cruise experiences offered by our members will result in another record year for the industry.”

Yet they quickly follow this quote by explaining that, “…climbing US unemployment might soften demand in the Caribbean which offers the most affordable offerings. Low income consumers tend to lean towards Caribbean cruises based on pricing, said Robert Simonson of William Blair & Co.”

Like so many other things about the potential economic ups and downs of 2008, only time and hindsight will tell us precisely what the year will mean for Bahamas tourism and Bahamas timeshares. But as the Timeshare Owner’s Blog said yesterday, “logic says, the more the Bahamas develop into a highly desired tourist destination, the easier it could be to sell your Bahamas timeshare resale or use it as a Bahamas timeshare rental.”

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