On November 3, 2017, locally owned Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina hosted a taxi driver appreciation luncheon at Angler’s Restaurant on November 1st to thank Abaco’s community of taxi drivers for their efforts and hospitality in transporting the resort’s guests. Thirty-four taxi drivers attended and the menu included BBQ Chicken, Hog Snapper, Bahamian Seasoned Rice, Cole Slaw, assorted drinks, and Chef’s Specialty Desserts.
“I’ve been a taxi driver for over 10 years and take pride in representing my island and making sure visitors have a good experience,” said Willie Albury of Taxi #7. “I even work on my own time with a group of other individuals on keeping seven of our blue holes presentable for visits from taxi drivers with guests.”
Albury went on to say that he was excited about the Sushi Fridays, Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour specials, and other promotions that Abaco Beach Resort is launching.
“We have definitely noticed an uptick in activity at Abaco Beach Resort, especially the increased marina traffic,” said Joseph Knowles of Taxi #75.
Coming off of many extremely tough years following the global recession, Abaco Beach Resort is very optimistic with the efforts being placed in the sales and marketing department, operational changes, and services to increase visits to the island and the resort.
Clayton McIntosh of Taxi #22, Glen Miller of Taxi #135, and Brenda Pratt of Taxi #151 stated how surprised and grateful they were that all of the managers of Abaco Beach Resort, including General Manager Kashmie Ali, were present not only to greet them but to also thank them and to serve and enjoy lunch whilst listening to their input.
“The taxi drivers and their services are a key part of the Abaco Beach Resort and Abaco experience that we promise to deliver to our guests,” said Ali. “I was honored to host these individuals, enjoyed our conversations, and Abaco Beach Resort looks forward to our continued good relations with the taxi driver community.”