Ellison Thompson, deputy director general of the tourism ministry, told USA TODAY in an email that the country has seen trip cancellations to areas that were not hurt by the storm. The reason, he thinks, is that people believe the Bahamas as a whole was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
“The Bahamas is a country of 700 islands and cays beginning 50 miles off the Florida coast and stretching for 750 miles from Bimini in the north to Inagua in the south,” said Thompson. “The distance between these areas are similar to the distance between Philadelphia and New York If NYC has an issue, it doesn’t affect Philadelphia.”
Acklins and Crooked IslandAndrosThe Berry IslandsBiminiCat IslandEleuthera and Harbour IslandThe ExumasInaguaMayaguanaNassau and Paradise IslandLong IslandRum CaySan Salvador
The ministry promoted using a tool called IslandFinder to plan a trip.
“Our beautiful island nation is ready to welcome you,” said D’Aguilar in the release.
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