Unfolding What the Bahamian Tourism Stakeholders Expectation Post COVID-19

Tourism businesses have a significant impact on The Bahamas making up 70-80% of the country’s contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP). However, the direct and indirect effect from lower tourist receipts, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, is estimated to massively stunt the overall growth of the country. The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak will vary from business to business, depending on what is manufactured. Tourism industry players such as hoteliers, travel agents, recreational and food and beverage businesses had been severely impacted especially after the latest Emergency Order by the Government of The Bahamas.

The disruption to the business is likely to continue for many months to come. Therefore, it is essential that tourism players can provide critical insight into the performance, confidence, and future needs of the sector, especially in times of crisis. The Tourism Development Corporation in collaboration with University of The Bahamas wants to understand better the current business trend, impact, and business needs from this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

This survey aims to assess the potential impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to your business and to gauge the industry resilience and readiness. We urge you to share your views in this survey. The information will be held in the strictest confidence. It should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete the assessment. We look forward to being able tocollate your views as part of the collective. Please participate, your opinion is important!

Kind regards,

For further info, please contact:

Janet Johnson

CEO & Executive Direction Tourism Development Corporation (TDC)

Dr. Vikneswaran Nair

 Dean, Graduate Studies & Research /

Professor, Sustainable Tourism University of The Bahamas


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