Ba­hamas try­ing to beat Gui­ness World Record in Un­der­sea Wed­dings

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL -

Awed­ding cam­paign aimed at break­ing the Gui­ness Book of World Records in un­der­sea wed­dings has been launched at the pro­posed site for the event next year.

In Deep Love Ba­hamas Lim­ited, a Ba­hamian des­ti­na­tion events man­age­ment com­pany, has sched­uled the event to take place on Fe­bru­ary 14, 2017 - Valen­tine’s Day - at the Grand Lu­cayan re­sort in Grand Ba­hama. Or­ga­niz­ers hope to break the stan­dard in the Gui­ness Book of World Records for un­der­sea wed­dings, which is cur­rently 34, by hav­ing 50 cou­ples par­tic­i­pate.

Cre­ator and or­ga­nizer of the cam­paign, Al­fred Col­lie Jr., said the event would not only fos­ter des­ti­na­tion wed­dings, scuba div­ing and eco­tourism in The Ba­hamas, but show­case the wa­ters and bring fo­cus to their con­ser­va­tion.

“We are work­ing to achieve a num­ber of ob­jec­tives by bring­ing cou­ples from around the world to marry in the turquoise, crys­tal clear wa­ters of The Ba­hamas. We also hope to unite the Ba­hamian peo­ple and the world be­hind a novel con­cept that brings im­mense in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion to ocean con­ser­va­tion while at the same time cre­at­ing the ul­ti­mate wed­ding photo ops and mem­o­ries,” he said.

Di­rec­tor of Ro­mance for the Ba­hamas Min­istry of Tourism, Freda Mal­colm, said the min­istry was very ex­cited about the In Deep Love wed­ding pro­mo­tion and fully en­dorsed it.

“We have al­ready re­ceived a huge amount of me­dia in­ter­est from around the world, on the cover­age of this great event, in­clud­ing news or­ga­ni­za­tions from the United King­dom, Brazil, France, Canada, and the United States of Amer­ica,” she said.

The Caribbean Tourism Or­ga­ni­za­tion has de­clared 2016 the ‘Year of Ro­mance for the Caribbean’ and in Novem­ber 2015, the Is­lands of The Ba­hamas were named the “Lead­ing Wed­ding Des­ti­na­tion” at the World Travel Awards in Morocco.

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