Resort occupations get ‘stronger and louder’ throughout summer – Eye Witness News

Full resort for 4th of July weekend

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A senior Atlantis executive said yesterday that occupancies at the Paradise Island resort continued to get “stronger and stronger”, noting that the resort was “full” for the holiday weekend of the July 4 in the United States.

Vaughn Roberts, senior vice president of special projects and government affairs, told Eyewitness News, “Our numbers just keep going up and up.”

“Last weekend in this week is strong. We obviously sold out at the resort for the 4th of July Independence holiday weekend in the US. Holidays in the United States are key times in our calendar and when we see our occupancy peaks.

According to Roberts, the resort is also expected to be full for Labor Day weekend in the United States.

Roberts noted that the government’s decision to eliminate testing requirements and the travel health visa has been a huge benefit for tourism stakeholders, having reduced costs and made traveling to this destination easier.

“With those two requirements now gone, for the most part, the response has been overwhelmingly positive,” he said.

Roberts noted that Atlantis and other tourism players continue to monitor air travel to that destination.

“It’s been a challenge as we rebound, but certainly from key markets, air travel has been strong and continues to strengthen,” Roberts said.

He added: ‘We generally have a solid summer activity as we are a family resort and with schools closed people are traveling with their children. North America is a key market for our tourism business. Tourism is our greatest activity. Our proximity is an asset and the strength of our relationship with the United States over the years. I can’t imagine different benign things.