GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas, November 3, 2020 — With exotic getaways now seemingly only a figment of one’s imagination amid a global pandemic, DonCar Management, a management, marketing and consulting firm, has partnered with Hibiscus International’s The Real Estate Travel Academy, on October 28 to provide investors, real estate agents and developers the ultimate virtual real estate tour experience on Grand Bahama.
The virtual travelers were given a history of Grand Bahama Island, heard of eight reasons to invest in Grand Bahama, learned of all of the natural resources on land and on sea and took in some of the colorful culture of the island’s cuisine and music.
As the country gradually reopens its borders and relaxes its travel restrictions, The Bahamas and Grand Bahama, in particular is becoming more attractive as more travelers seek out international destinations and Caribbean getaways.
During the tour, the delegation met Minister of State for Grand Bahama J. Kwasi Thompson who congratulated Hibiscus on its virtual tour experience and for featuring Grand Bahama, while pointing out that the island is one of the most beautiful and resilient in The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Minister Thompson also informed his guests that the island’s infrastructure is unmatched in the region, with a population at just over 51,000, while assuring that the island, which still has room to grow, has endless opportunities.
The prospective investors, real estate agents and developers also visited with Grand Bahama Port Authority President Ian Rolle who revealed that the blueprint already exists which provides a number of attractive incentives that makes investing in the City of Freeport/Lucaya easy.
Mr. Rolle also told his invitees of the vast amount of land available for building their home or developing an ideal community. He thanked them for their interest in Grand Bahama and welcomed them to the path that would lead them to their next adventure.
Other DEVCO presenters, Charisse Brown and Charles Pratt stopped in and spoke further on investment opportunities and Attorney Carey Leonard explained the process of buying real estate. Real estate brokers and agents also made appearances and showcased their listings.
The virtual travellers were taken on a tantalizing journey with Cooking with Tony Macaroni as they feasted their eyes on a variety of conch dish preparations; listened to special Bahamian music from one man band – Edward “Mango Man” Meadows and were treated to a special cultural dance performance by Robyn Major.
The virtual on-island tour was co-produced by Carmel Churchill of DonCar Management and David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd., and is receiving rave reviews from industry partners and has sparked a renewed buzz and excitement for the destination among investors as more real estate agents are eyeing the island.
The principals of DonCar Management, Don and Carmel Churchill, bring over 70 years of combined international experience in management of vacation rentals, attractions, hotels, consulting services, destination marketing, hotel sales and real estate and are familiar with all aspects of the Grand Bahama business environment.
With the new trend in virtual tours, Hibiscus International has organized live, interactive Virtual Real Estate Tours to over 35 countries around the world beginning in January 2021. Each episode has been created for real estate agents and investors interested in gaining a better understanding of a destination’s culture and real estate market to ensure successful business transactions.