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BOIPB Creates Opportunity For Travel Writers

To promote the Bahamas through traveling writing, the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB) and the Domestic Tourist have teamed up to inspire and empower Bahamian travel writers to exclusively promote Family Islands.

Hosting a press conference to announce plans for the internship, Noelle Nicolls of the Domestic Tourist said that the intent is to help young writers unleash their talents.

“We want to find the young, talented writers, all across our islands that are looking for an opportunity to develop their talent, build their portfolios and gain exposure on an international travel platform.

“We want to build a network of writers who can help tell stories, create content and promote the Out Islands.

“The BOIPB blog provides first hand, insider perspectives on the experiences that define a Bahamas vacation,” said Ms. Nicolls.

The expectation is that ten writers from across The Bahamas will be selected to write for the BOIPB blog, which will promote Family Islands, member hotels and travel service providers.

The BOIPB launched the “Island Time” blog earlier this year, with Ms. Nicolls, at the helm as managing editor.

BOIPB Executive Director, Kerry Fountain said that the successful intern writers will help BOIPB and the Domestic Tourist to catalog the differences in vacation destinations to the islands of The Bahamas.

“The Bahamas is unlike any other tourist destination in the world. Here we have dozens of islands, each with their own unique offerings. How can a visitor know the difference between a vacation in Nassau and one in Cat Island, or between Long Island and Bimini? The writers who participate in our writing internship will help us to educate visitors and motivate them to visit the Out Islands,” Mr. Fountain said.

“We want the Blog to speak to the myriad of questions visitors tend to have when they choose to travel to the Bahamas and we want to give them an insider’s perspective on questions they might not even know to ask,” he said.

Ten writers are expected to be selected to participate in the 12-month internship. Each writer will have an opportunity to be published on MyOutIslands.com.

The website is seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors ever year.

The top writers will have an opportunity to win various awards such as island-hopping press trips, scholarships for online travel writing courses and to attend international blogging conferences.

 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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