D’Aguilar: Govt will Financially Support Tourism-Based Start-Ups

1 Aug 2017


The tourism sector is The Bahamas’ largest industry, contributing significantly to the economic strength and growth of the country

The Bahamas is attempting to encourage young entrepreneurs to build out the country’s tourism product, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said recently, adding that the government is committed to providing financial support for such ventures.

Innovative Entrepreneurs to Diversify Sector

D’Aguilar, who was speaking at Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine’s recent Apex Awards, told those in attendance that the archipelago has a pool of “young and mature, energetic, innovative entrepreneurs brimming with ideas to diversify the experiences of our guests, and to bring to market authentic, artisanal art and craft products”.

“The government of The Bahamas is committed to providing start-up financial support to assist innovators in bringing about exciting new tours and excursions that incorporate the rich elements of our history, culture and heritage, that will add to the richness of our product offerings,” he said.

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