Bahamahost GBI Rebrands

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has rebranded the Bahamahost training system to meet the needs of an ever-changing tourism sector, and to ensure the sustainability of the country’s number one industry in this era of globalization.

Established in 1978, Bahamahost is the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s signature training program developed to equip tourism and hospitality workers with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to host visitors to memorable vacation experiences in the Islands Of The Bahamas.


The program has introduced a number of new modules including Proud to be a Bahamian; Tourism Today; The Bahamian Service Experience and The Global Impact and Empowerment.

Foreign languages such as Spanish are also being offered as part of the rebranded program.

After successfully completing the program, each participant will earn the designation of a Certified Bahamahost Professional, which can help them to qualify for jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry.

There are three levels of certification including Leadership Excellence I & II for persons in supervisory and management positions.


Sandra Russell, General Manager for Human Resources and Training at the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation on Grand Bahama says, “Training and retraining is critical to the success of our tourism sector and now is the time to prepare ourselves for the imminent resurgence of Grand Bahama Island’s tourism sector. It is imperative that we have a well-trained and skilled workforce to meet the demands of today’s traveler. Moreover, we know the competition has intensified and we are vying for the same 1.4 billion people traveling around the world. We believe the Bahamahost training will undoubtedly positively impact the visitors’ experience with improved products and service levels.”

Under the premise that “Tourism is everyone’s business”, The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation is inviting all Grand Bahamians to register for this life-changing program.

For more information, contact the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation at 350-8600.