Bahamas - Nation soon to reopen for tourism after Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19

Just nine months after monster Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, ravaging infrastructure and wounding the country financially, the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down the country’s top business.

Last year was a record year for tourism in the Bahamas. The country welcomed a whopping 7.2 million visitors, and the momentum seemed unstoppable.

“The Bahamas was hot,” Dionisio James D'Aguilar, the country’s Minister of Tourism and Aviation told CBS12 News in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

Then, Dorian hit, leaving two of the country’s 14 tourist destinations devastated.

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