April 20, 2012
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THE country’s sports tourism product will welcome a new event this fall when professional 3-on-3 basketball makes its debut in The Bahamas.
THE union representing hotel line staff has said an estimated 75 percent of workers remain furloughed despite an increase in visitor arrivals.
Atlantis’ move to place more workers back on furlough was yesterday branded “a major blow” to tourism’s recovery and revived calls for full termination packages to be paid to staff who want them.
Atlantis last night confirmed it has had to place multiple workers back on temporary furlough with effect from today due to "unfavourable occupancy forecasts" for January 2021.
THE hotel union’s president has accused Atlantis of trying to financially “break the backs” of employees after it decided to unilaterally change how gratuities are paid.
A senior Atlantis executive yesterday voiced optimism that guest bookings will "take off" in the 2021 first quarter after a slow start to its re-opening that begins today.
EVEN though Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has stressed that all guests staying more than five days in The Bahamas have to take a mandatory antigen test, Atlantis Resort’s guests will not be required to do so as they will be engaged in a “Vacation in Place” programme, Tourism Officials said.
GUESTS registered at Atlantis resort will not be required to undergo multiple COVID-19 tests once they remain confined to the Paradise Island “safe zone” for the duration of their stay.
Atlantis yesterday reaffirmed its re-opening will take a phased approach with its "first guests" expected to return to Paradise Island before year-end 2020.
Atlantis announced on Friday that it will postpone its reopening “as the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported across the resort’s key US markets continues to rise”.
THE Atlantis resort on Paradise Island has delayed its opening to July 30, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly on Tuesday.
AN ATLANTIS executive has confirmed the company is unable to provide transportation for workers when the hotel reopens next month due to cost cutting and job preservation.
Hotel workers yesterday voiced optimism that Atlantis's planned July 7 re-opening represents "real progress" towards a full-on tourism rebound almost three months after the industry's near-total shutdown.
The Atlantis resort has hit out at Bahamas Power and Light following Friday night’s island-wide power outage.
THE fifth edition of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s Sports Awards Night is all set for tonight in the Crown Ballroom of the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.
Sir Franklyn Wilson says there is “a high possibility” that Atlantis may undergo a change in ownership in 2019, describing this as a “significant” investment boost for The Bahamas.
The hotel union’s president yesterday said he would act “in the best interests” of members and the industry, as the “work-to-rule” across New Providence resorts continues to Thursday.
Unionised employees were yesterday placed on “work to rule” at most of Nassau’s major resorts in a move likely to raise fears for this week’s key Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
THE International Women’s Empowerment Summit (IWES), scheduled for October 21 and 22 at Atlantis, Paradise Island, has been postponed until the first half of 2017.
THE Atlantis resort on Paradise Island has launched its first phase of a $20m transformation at what is currently known as the Coral Towers.
LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday said suggestions that the new national minimum wage could have a negative effect on the Atlantis resort’s ability to maintain its workforce were “unfortunate”.
AS Bahamas Electricity Corporation workers fought to restore power to New Providence over the weekend, residents and business owners expressed frustration with the government’s persistent failure to address the problems ensnaring the utility provider.
The Atlantis resort’s owner is looking to invest a “significant sum” in a five-year capital expenditure plan for the Paradise Island resort, having pronounced itself “quite excited” to have completed the $1.9 billion refinancing.
Atlantis saw the free promotional value generated by its Thanksgiving college basketball tournament jump 5 per cent year-over-year to a “massive” $38.5 million, and is planning to use it as a model to attract other “exciting events”.
ATLANTIS developer Kerzner International is reportedly partnering with Chinese conglomerate Fosun International to create a new resort experience on Hainan Island in the South China Sea.
ATLANTIS Resort is hosting the Island Explosion Art Show featuring the work of young aspiring artists.
ATLANTIS is looking forward to a “very strong” July and August, although its president and managing director told Tribune Business yesterday that the resort might 2014 down 10 per cent year-over-year on group business.
Atlantis injected roughly $132 million directly into the Bahamian economy last year through the procurement of goods and services, Brookfield Hospitality’s president and managing director said yesterday
Another member of corporate Bahamas has joined the BAAAs and the Carifta Local Organizing Committee to provide financial support in hosting the 2013 BTC Carifta Track and Field Championships.
Atlantis’s leisure visitor business is “showing exceptional strength”, the resort’s top executive has revealed, with bookings for January to-date 19-20 per cent ahead of prior year comparatives.
Atlantis is on track for a “spectacular” 2014 and 2015, its operator revealed yesterday, due largely to the pace of group bookings which were producing “significant” numbers.
THE Atlantis resort expects to be at full occupancy for Thanksgiving weekend with bookings being driven by its Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Kerzner International spokesman Ed Fields telling Tribune Business yesterday that the resort’s rates were up about 10 per cent year-over-year.
THE Atlantis Resort’s security division yesterday moved to stop beach vendors who refuse to sign an agreement with the hotel from gaining access to Cabbage Beach, The Tribune understands.
POLICE have released the other three men they had in custody in connection with the botched Atlantis casino’s cash cage robbery on Sunday.
THERE has been “minimal” impact thus far for the Bahamas’ international tourism reputation over the botched Atlantis heist, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday, telling Tribune Business: “It hurts the Bahamas any way you put it.”
The Brookfield Asset Management executive directly responsible for the Atlantis and One & Only Ocean Club resorts yesterday moved to end speculation it was seeking an exit route, saying the company was “not interested in selling” the flagship Paradise Island resorts.
Atlantis has moved to settle a US class action lawsuit that alleged it failed to properly disclose to guests how a “mandatory housekeeping gratuity and utility serve fee” charge was used, with Kerzner International agreeing to remove the word ‘housekeeping’ from all marketing and promotional material.
A TOP Atlantis executive yesterday defended the resort after an article described the hotel as a "world-class property missing world-class customer service".
The Bahamas has generated "over 250,000 room nights" for the Nassau/Paradise Island destination alone during the past year via an $18 million investment in airfare credit promotions, the director-general of tourism yesterday saying he was "bullish" on the industry's outlook.
ATLANTIS'S May 2012 occupancy levels were "seven percentage points" higher than those achieved in the comparative period last year, with the Memorial Day weekend generating "record revenue" for the Paradise Island resort,
BROOKFIELD has officially taken over ownership of Atlantis with a “seamless deal” that will see no job losses and no impact on the Bahamas’ economy.
ATLANTIS' occupancy levels were up by 6 per cent year-over-year "across the board" for the 2012 first quarter, Tribune Business was told yesterday, with the summer months set to be the recovery "proof in the pudding".