The best way to help the Bahamas recover is to take a vacation in the Bahamas. It may sound odd, but 60% of the country’s GPD comes through tourism, and since 90% of its upscale hotel rooms remain open, unaffected by the wrath of Dorian, falling arrivals create a second economic crisis.
Beyond the hotels, their supply chains include numerous local businesses, and then there are retail shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars, taxi services, and the companies that support those businesses.
Jet card broker AirStream Jets is the latest private aviation company to help by getting the word out that there has never been a better time to visit those resorts that are open. And beyond having a great getaway, your visit supports the local economy.
In addition to promoting travel to the Bahamas via its website and communications with customers, AirStream Jets is waving its 20% international premium for jet card members through the end of the year, so for a $50,000 charter, a savings of $10,000 as an example.
“We waived our international premium for all Bahamas trips for the rest of the year,” Airstream CEO Peter Maestrales tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.
In an email, AirStream is told customers and prospects, “A short-break vacation is a great way to help in the recovery effort.” It continues, “If you have been wondering how to help, travel to one of many Bahamian islands is a good idea.”
Maestrales says, “Let’s help the Bahamas together.”
Eligible airports where hotels and resorts are open and not impacted by Hurricane Dorian include:
Andros Island…MYAF…Andros Town
Andros Island…MYAK…Congo Town
Andros Island…MYAN…San Andros
Berry Islands…MYBC…Chub Cay
Berry Islands…MYBG…Great Harbour Cay
Bimini Islands…MYBS…South Bimini
Cat Island…MYCB…New Bight
Eleuthera Isl…MYEM …Governor’s Harbour
Eleuthera Isl…MYEH…North Eleuthera
Eleuthera Isl…MYER…Rock Sound
Exuma Islands…MYEF…Exuma Intl
Great Inagua Is…MYIG…Matthew Town
Nassau…MYNN…L Pindling Intl
San Salvador Is…MYSM…San Salvador Intl
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