SOURCE: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

May 29, 2014 09:10 ET

Bahamas Wedding Promotion Breaks Record

Wed Like a Celeb in the Bahamas Promotion a Smashing Success

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - The Islands Of The Bahamas' Deputy Director General, Mr. Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson has announced that "Over two thousand engaged couples are vying for the chance of a lifetime to exchange wedding vows celebrity style in The Islands of The Bahamas 16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day promotion. This makes it the largest ever wedding sweepstakes for a destination". The announcement was made at a reception held in Miami with members of the media and representatives of MasterCard® and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism in attendance.

"We are buoyed by the overwhelming response to the competition and gratified that there is so much interest to be married in the Bahamas," said Freda Malcolm, 'Director of Romance' for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. "People of all walks of life, including celebrated personalities are drawn to The Islands of The Bahamas for picture-perfect weddings. The setting really does it," she continued. "You place two people who are in love into an idyllic environment with blue sky, blue seas and a sandy beach, and good things happen. With the right planning, it's very hard to beat a Bahamas destination wedding," she concluded.

The contest allows 16 couples throughout the continental United States to win a dream wedding in The Bahamas. The prize includes air travel, and hotel accommodations for the couple and two guests, wedding dress, tuxedo, rings and a reception. The invitation is open through June 13th, followed by voting and judging.

On January 16th, 2015, The 16 lucky couples will be wed in ceremonies on 16 major Bahamas Islands, hosted at Green Turtle Cay Club, The Abacos; Acklins Island Lodge, Acklins; Tiamo Resort, Andros; Resort World Bimini, Bimini; Pigeon Cay Club, Cat Island; Tranquility on The Bay, Crooked Island; Pineapple Fields, Eleuthera; Valentines Resort, Harbour Island; Sandals Emerald Bay, Exuma; Inagua Ocean Villas, Inagua; Gems of Paradise; Long Island; Riding Rock, San Salvador; Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama; Hilton Hotel Nassau and Atlantis Paradise Island.

In addition to the 16 hotel partners, The Bahamas other partners for its massive wedding initiative include MasterCard®; 1888mytuxes.com and Mon Cheri.

Couples may get complete details of the competition and enter for their dream Bahamas wedding at www.Bahamas16islandsWeddings.com

About The Islands Of 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 at 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. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com

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