We Love You, Bahamas
Amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, our heart goes out to all of those affected by this catastrophic storm. With that in mind, we’re here to support the Bahamas.
Bahama Islands Affected
The Bahamas is a tourism-driven nation, and while the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island faced the brunt of the storm, the island group has many popular destinations that were not impacted, including Nassau, Paradise Island, and Exuma. The southern areas of the Bahamas only sustained localized flooding, with no adverse effects on travelers.
Of the 16,000 total resort rooms in the island group, government officials report that about 3,000 rooms went offline. This is significant news for the Bahamas and for travelers looking to make a difference. Visiting the unaffected islands helps sustain the nation’s tourism industry, which is the their top income generator.
If you want to contribute to Bahamian recovery efforts, your next beach getaway has to be to Nassau, Paradise Island or Exuma. And if you book your Bahamas vacation on September 17, CheapCaribbean will donate 100% of profit to recovery efforts!
Help Support The Bahamas
Now through October 15, you can show your support for those affected by Hurricane Dorian by purchasing a t-shirt or making a donation–CheapCaribbean is matching donations up to $50,000. All contributions will go directly to the National Association of The Bahamas, an organization supporting the immediate needs and relief efforts for those affected, which will be instrumental during the recovery of the Abaco Islands and the northern Bahamas.
Here's How Traveling Can Help the Bahamas
While the area is still reeling, a large number of islands — including some of the most visited like Nassau, Paradise Island, and the Exumas — remain untouched and ready to welcome visitors with open arms.
As the magnitude of Hurricane Dorian continues to unfold, the travel industry is reacting by setting up fundraising initiatives for disaster relief and recovery for the victims in the area.
Hurricane Dorian may have decimated parts of the Bahamas and relief efforts remain ongoing, but much of the island nation is still welcoming tourists — and now you can do some good when you book your next vacation.
Through Tuesday, Sept. 17, CheapCaribbean will be donating all of their profits from Bahamas reservations, with contributions going directly to the National Association of the Bahamas, an organization aiding relief efforts in the country.
"With tourism accounting for half of the Bahamas' gross domestic product, the destination is highly dependent on inbound travel,” Michael Lowery, the president of CheapCaribbean, told Travel + Leisure in an email. “While donating is an important means for supporting a destination post-disaster, tourism can make a long-term impact."
Hurricane Dorian, the slow-moving, hugely powerful storm that hit part of the Bahamas, was arguably the most destructive hurricane in modern history. Many are now asking how to help. The clear, if unexpected answer is: Go to the Bahamas on your next vacation.
In an effort to support the hurricane relief and encourage travel to the destination, all contributions will go directly to the National Association of The Bahamas, an organization supporting the immediate needs and relief efforts for those affected.