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Occupancy Levels Grow In GB

The nation’s second island-city has seen growth in hotel occupancy levels over the past six months.

According to the latest data released by the Department of Statistics, between January and July 2013 -136,262 rooms were occupied in Grand Bahama.

In the same period in 2014, 203,446 rooms were occupied – a difference of 67,184.

In terms of percentage, between January and July 2013 Grand Bahama had an occupancy level of 49.52 per cent.

During the same period this year, Grand Bahama had an occupancy level of 56.23 per cent- reflecting growth of 6.71 per cent.

Room revenue also grew over the six-month period.

Between January and July 2013 room revenue was recorded at $12,087,072.58.

That number grew to $16,425,811.47 – a difference of $4,338,738.89 or 35.90 per cent.

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said this improvement is only the beginning of great things happening in Grand Bahama.

“Grand Bahama has shown tremendous improvement over the past seven months and it continues to improve,” he said.

“With continued focus and determined efforts Grand Bahama will return to its glory days and by extension The Bahamas regains its place as the premier global destination.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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