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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism: 16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day

The Bahamas Launches Wedding Invitation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 18, 2014) - Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism Of The Islands of The Bahamas, announced an invitation to present 16 lucky couples with a dream wedding on 16 major islands in The Bahamas chain.

Minister Wilchcombe said, "16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day will showcase The Islands Of The Bahamas as the premier destination in the region for romance -- weddings, honeymoons, vow renewals and romantic escapes. The 16 islands represent a diverse collection of destinations with distinct characters, flavors and attributes. We expect to generate international awareness that is sustained while inspiring media to write about the variety of cultural and vacation experiences these islands offer."

16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day will take place on the 16th of January 2015. In addition to couples being provided with air travel, accommodations and meals. The winning couples' dream weddings will also include the wedding rings, bridal gowns, tuxedos, wedding ceremony, cake and reception. A priceless wedding experience on one of 16 beautiful islands awaits the couples. The weddings will take place on the majestic islands of Acklins and Crooked Island, The Abacos, Andros, The Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, The Exumas, Grand Bahama Island, Inagua, Long Island, Nassau, Paradise Island and San Salvador.

As these islands provide excellent hosts and backdrop for 16 unique weddings, they will also display The Bahamas' beautiful beaches, cultural activities and various island wedding options.

Today's launch coincided with the unveiling of a 16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day digital billboard that will be displayed throughout 2014 in the crossroads of the world -- New York City's Times Square. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, along with a Bahamas Romance Blog, newsletters and editorial banners, will allow widespread interaction with the invitation.

The Islands of The Bahamas also launched a new romance trip-planning wizard on bahamas16islandsweddings.com to enhance a couple's initial research experience for the perfect Bahamian island wedding. For more personal contact, The Bahamas Wedding Desk at 888NUPTIALS is available to provide guidance and answer questions while generating greater awareness of options that exist in The Islands of The Bahamas.

Partners include MasterCard®; 1888mytuxes.com; Mon Cheri; Green Turtle Cay Club, The Abacos; Acklins Island Lodge, Acklins; Tiamo Resort, Andros; Carriearl Boutique Hotel. The Berry Islands; Resort World Bimini, Bimini; Halvorson House, 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. 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. Furthermore, the Bahamian dollar sits 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. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.

The following files are available for download:

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
(954)236-9292
jgibson@bahamas.com

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