SOURCE: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

August 10, 2015 17:19 ET

Embrace the Best of Summer; New Non-Stop Flights to Grand Bahama Island From Pittsburgh Launched

Sunwing Airlines and Vacation Express Offering Affordable All-Inclusive Getaway Packages to the Bahamas Starting at $379

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 10, 2015) - With only 44 days left in summer, there is the inevitable end fast approaching but The Bahamas saved the best for last. For residents of the Pittsburgh Tri-State area including Ohio and West Virginia, Sunwing Airlines and Vacation Express are helping you maximize the remaining days of summer by offering easy and affordable packages to visit this paradise of The Bahamas, with non-stop flights to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Launched on Friday, the 7th of August, this weekly service is ideal for an easy 4 night, 5 day getaway for you and your partner, the entire family or a group of friends. The weekly service, from Pittsburgh International Airport to Grand Bahama Island, operated by a Boeing 737, is available until the 26th of October when the weather will be even cooler. The flights are part of the all-inclusive package options that includes 3, 4 and 5 star resorts, all with access to the island's pristine beaches, sparkling swimming pools and the opportunity to experience a variety of excursions outside the resort.

Full of history and charm, with a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, Grand Bahama Island is the perfect sun destination for a vacation. Along with sun, sand and sea, the historic appeal and ecological spectacles of Grand Bahama Island are juxtaposed with modern attractions, each providing an experience that is memorable. Island settlements such as Pinder's Point, Russell Town and William's Town serve as cultural hot spots while visitors seeking an experience that is untouched by commercialism and in a natural environment will explore the island's three national parks, two of which are home to a significant number of birds.

For shopping, the postcard pretty collection of island-style buildings on the waterfront at Port Lucaya Marketplace and Marina is a potpourri of shops and restaurants while after dark, the area comes alive with the rhythms of the night.

The All-inclusive vacation packages to Grand Bahama Island start at the unbeatable price per person of $379 round trip, non-stop flight including taxes, double occupancy accommodations, all meals, unlimited drinks and much more. An added bonus is that U.S. Customs pre-clearance takes place in Grand Bahama Island. Passengers arrive back in Pittsburgh as they would on a domestic flight, avoiding long lines for immigration and customs.

The flights rotate on a back-to-back basis allowing for four-night packages that operate on various days of the week and continue to the last week of October. For vacationers that need more 'Bahama time,' eight-night packages may be arranged at vacationexpress.com/grandbahama or call 1-800-309-4717. Hurry on down. It's Better In The Bahamas.

The Islands of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world's best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with pre-clearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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