PLANTATION, Florida (August 29, 2014)…  ‘The 16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion, which ended recently and was launched on February 14, 2014 in New York City by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) was a phenomenal success”, said Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance at the BMOT.

“The success of this innovative, social media promotion could not have been possible without the fantastic companies who partnered with the BMOT”.

Our partners, provided invaluable gifts and services to our 16 lucky winners and their level of participation exceeded our expectations in very way” she said.   From the cash rewards offered by MasterCard® to the elegant wedding rings created by Steven Singer Jewelers, to the complimentary tuxedo and David Tutera and Sophia Tolli designed bridal gowns offered by Mon Cheri to the beautiful  accommodations provided by our 16 hotel partners , this was truly a wonderful partnership and win-win promotion”.

Partners included MasterCard®,, Mon Cheri, Steven Singer Jewelers, hotels
Green Turtle Club, Acklins Island Lodge, Tiamo Resort, Carriearl Boutique Hotel, Resorts World Bimini, Pigeon Cay Beach Club, Tranquility on The Bay, Pineapple Fields, Valentines Resort & Marina, Sandals Emerald Bay, Grand Lucayan, Island Ocean Villas, Gems of Paradise, Hilton Hotel, Atlantis Resort and Riding Rock Inn.

The promotion which was opened to engaged couples residing in the USA, resulted in more than 3,000 entries and was designed to give 16 lucky couples a complimentary dream wedding on any of 16 islands in The Bahamas at 16:00 hours on January 16, 2015.  The selected islands are:  Abaco, Acklins, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Inagua, Long Island, Nassau, Paradise Island and San Salvador.
The promotion also showcased The Islands Of The Bahamas as the premier destination in the region for romance – weddings, honeymoons, vow renewals and romantic escapes as well as highlighted the diversity, beauty, charm and distinct characters, flavors and cultures of each of the 16 Bahama Islands.