FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, the Bahamas — The Bahamas Government via the Ministry of Tourism is hoping to capitalize on the multi-billion-dollar Religious Tourism niche. Also known as “Faith Tourism,” this sector of tourism continues to grow, with tens of millions visiting religious sites around the world.
Beginning Thursday, August 25th, Grand Bahama Island will host a four-day religious summit where approximately 200 participants will converge at Old Bahama Bay in West End for the first of what is anticipated to be an annual leadership summit. Dr. Mary Banks, Apostle and Founder of Bible Teachers International, made the announcement during a press conference at the Ministry of Tourism on Grand Bahama, August 24, 2022.
A much-needed injection to the island’s economy, participants are expected to stay at Old Bahama Bay for four days where they will participate in “a sit down with God.”
The goal of the summit is for participants to receive instructions and go back to their communities and practice what they have learned. As the participants are excited about the upcoming event, it is anticipated that at the end of four days, they will be inspired.
According to Dr. Banks, the decision to have the summit in Grand Bahama was somewhat easy because “The Bahamas is just perfect for it.”