Promotion of Tourism Act


Published: 1964-01-07

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Promotion of Tourism Act
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PROMOTION OF TOURISM
CHAPTER 25

PROMOTION OF TOURISM

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Duties and powers of the Minister.
4. Expenses.
5. Annual Report.
6. Contracts.
7. Rules.

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CHAPTER 25

PROMOTION OF TOURISM
An Act to provide means for increasing and developing

facilities for tourism and to promote measures for attracting
tourists to The Bahamas.

[Assent 20th December, 1963]
[Commencement 7th January, 1964]

1. This Act may be cited as the Promotion of Tourism
Act.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“advertising” means advertising in newspapers,

magazines or other publications or by pamphlets
or by any other media or method of advertisement
as the Minister may direct;

“Minister” means the Minister responsible for the
Promotion of Tourism;

“transportation company” means any corporation,
company or person engaged in shipping, aviation
or other business of transportation.

3. The Minister, assisted by such staff as he may
consider necessary, shall have the following duties and
powers —

(a) to make all such enquiries and to collect such
information as may be deemed necessary for the
purpose of promoting and thoroughly advertising
The Bahamas as a tourist resort and for the
purpose of materially facilitating and increasing
the tourist traffic to The Bahamas;

(b) to adopt all such measures as, in the opinion of
the Minister, may be necessary for promoting
and thoroughly advertising The Bahamas as a
tourist resort, and for the purpose of materially
facilitating and increasing the tourist traffic to
The Bahamas;

49 of 1963
E.L.A.O., 1974
19 of 1975

Short title.

Interpretation.

E.L.A.O., 1974.

Duties and
powers of the
Minister.

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(c) for all or any of such purposes to appoint any
person or agent as the Minister may deem
necessary and to arrange for the remuneration of
the same either by salary, commission or
otherwise as the Minister may think proper;

(d) to accept from any hotel, development or
transportation company any contribution for all
or any of the purposes of this Act and to
administer the same either solely or by joint
arrangement with any such hotel, development
or transportation company;

(e) to enter into and make such contract or contracts
as the Minister may deem necessary for all or
any of the purposes of this Act;

(f) for the special purposes of this Act, to make any
contract for the provision of air or steamship
communication between The Bahamas and any
other place and to pay for or contribute towards
the same or towards advertising or promoting
the same by way of annual or periodical subsidy,
guarantee of debenture interest, commission on
the number of passengers brought to The
Bahamas or by any other method of payment
sanctioned by the Minister;

(g) generally to take all such measures as the
Minister may deem likely to carry out most
effectively the objects of this Act.

4. In addition to any sum voted to the Minister, the
Minister may utilise for the purposes of this Act any sums
received from the sale of publications or in payment for
advertisements inserted in any advertising pamphlet or
other documents issued under this Act, or any other sums
received from any source in carrying out the objects of this
Act.

5. The Minister shall lay upon the table of each
House of Parliament in the month of April or as soon as
practicable thereafter in every year a report describing the
operations and measures undertaken by the Minister during
the previous year ending on the thirty-first day of
December, and, showing the money received and expended
during such year in carrying out the objects of this Act.

Expenses.

Annual Report.
E.L.A.O., 1974.

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6. Nothing in this Act contained shall affect any
contract that was valid and subsisting immediately prior to
the seventh day of January, 1964 and which had been
entered into by the Development Board (abolished by this
Act on the said date) and any such contract shall be
deemed to be a contract entered into by the Minister on
behalf of the Government of The Bahamas.

7. The Minister may make rules generally for
carrying into effect the objects of this Act.

43 of 1964, Third
Sch.

Contracts.

Rules.

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