The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is bringing the beloved People-to-People Program to the virtual stage for travelers to experience the warm hospitality and rich culture of the Bahamian people. For more than 45 years, the People-to-People Program has been connecting visitors with locals through customized experiences throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.
The demand for vacations is at an all-time high, and consumers are missing interactions with local people and culture found during travel. The Bahamas is looking forward to welcoming back travelers whenever they choose to visit. However, those who are not ready will be pleased to know they do not have to miss out on an authentic Bahamas experience simply because they do not get on a plane.
For the first time ever, consumers can indulge in the unique People-to-People Program from the comfort of their own homes. These sessions will be curated to small intimate groups (no more than five participants each) who will interface live with local hosts, allowing for real conversation and authentic connection through the sharing of Bahamian culture and traditions.
Virtually experiences include a walk with historian Arlene Nash Ferguson to learn about the culture and heritage of The Bahamas, a home cooking session featuring favorite Bahamian meals and a a Junkanoo tutorial — one of the country’s most celebrated traditions.
“The People-to-People Program offers travelers the unique opportunity to enter the homes of Bahamian citizens and truly immerse themselves in our culture,” said the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation. “We are proud to bring these experiences to the virtual stage and our ambassadors are thrilled to share their love of The Bahamas with travelers once again.”