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Maura-Eyewitness News, a $ 150 million high-altitude investment to promote Bahamian culture at the “front door” and attract more land cruisers

Nassau, Nassau-Nassau Cruiseport CEO Mike Maura said yesterday that a $ 150 million investment in high-altitude construction by port operators promoted a genuine Bahamas experience and put Bahamas culture at the “front door”. He said it was specialized in attracting more visitors to land.

Maura, who was a panelist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Invest conference in Miami, said: For a genuine Bahamian experience in retail, food, beverage and culture.

Mike Maura Jr., CEO of Nassau Cruise Port.

“I think embracing our culture and introducing it at the front door for more than 4 million cruise port visitors is a very positive step we are taking.

“The port of Nassau is the busiest transit port in the world and the largest tourist gateway to the Bahamas.

“We put our culture at the doorstep of our visitors, rather than introducing luxury brands and franchises,” says Maura.

From an environmental stewardship perspective, Maura said port operators are also focusing on recycling programs.

“One of the challenges our country faces is the lack of an effective recycling program, but we will work on it.”

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Maura also mentioned that port operators would incorporate 1.4 MW of sunlight into their energy-generating mixes.

He added that the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of the cruise industry are “awakening” to the industry and destinations.

“When cruise tourism stopped, the entire downtown of Nasso became a ghost town,” he said.

“There were no tourists, and it was shocking.

“As the industry recovered, we gained a new reputation for our destinations.

“If you found a silver lining, I think it was a healthy appreciation and a better work relationship between our partners,” Maura said.

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