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If you want to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, planning a trip there is one way to give back, officials say.
While Dorian pounded the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island in the most powerful storm on-record to hit the archipegalo, islands that were not impacted by the hurricane are open and ready for business.
The tourism dollars could help boost the island’s economy following the devastation Dorian caused.
“Now is the time to come together for our brothers and sisters in need, and help our country get back on its feet.,” said Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. “We also implore travelers to continue visiting the Bahamian islands that were not impacted by Hurricane Dorian as this will help our people tremendously.”
There are 11,000 hotel rooms available for booking in Nassau, while Nassau Airport, Baha Mar and Atlantis are operating as usual.
Tourism makes up more than half of the Bahamas GDP, with a record 6.6 million visitors in 2018, according to Bloomberg News.
Sixty percent of the Bahamas’ $9 billion economy rely on the tourism industry, according to CNN.
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