The Cacique Awards also recognizes individuals and organizations from overseas who have significantly made a positive impact on tourism in The Bahamas throughout their services in each respective sector. These include international tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, airlines, cruise lines as well as photographers. However, please note that nominations for awards in these international categories must be sanctioned by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation's overseas Tourist Offices. For questions about international nominations, please email and

Nomination Categories

Tour Operator/Travel Agent of The Year

Travel Writer of The Year

Airline of The Year

Cruise Line of The Year

Photographer of The Year

Nomination Criteria


  • Nominees must exhibit years of consistency in promoting and selling the Islands of The Bahamas, reflective of the number of hotel room nights in Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and the Out Islands.
  • Nominees have occasionally created Bahamas awareness independently or jointly with the BTOs or other travel affiliates, therby increasing sales to the Islands.


  • Submissions for nominees are to be made by the Ministry's Public Relations Agencies based on their involvement with Bahamas media exposure and journalism within their respective territory.