Banyan Air Service is your gateway FBO to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Grand Bahama and Bahama Out Islands extend special savings to pilots. Fuel Credits of $150 and $300 may be applied to member property hotel invoice when you make reservations by June 30th for travel through October 31st, 2015. For information on where to stay; terms and conditions see the websites. www.GrandBahamaVacations.com, www.MyOutIslands.com
Visit www.Bahamas.com/Private-Flying for updates from Bahamas Civil Aviation and for information on Fly Ins you can join. Photos, events, and Bahamas Aviation news can be found on The Bahamas Ministry of Tourisms Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/FlytheIslands or follow #BahamasFlying.
Value Added Tax begins January 1, 2015 in The Bahamas. The 7.5% VAT will be on goods and services. What this means for General Aviation: The 7.5% VAT will replace the 10% hotel tax. Goods and services provided on the field, for example parking, fuel, oil, and gift shop items, will be subject to 7.5% VAT. For example a $10 parking fee, plus 7.5%, will be $10.75. Bahamas Customs Fees: there will be no increase in the total charge even though VAT will now be incorporated as a part of the existing fee. For example, if you are now paying $50.00 for the service, post VAT you will still be paying $50.00.