With over 1000 virtual attendees from all over Canada and the U.S., the Virtual Romance Expo gave couples a unique opportunity to understand what The Islands of The Bahamas offer as a romantic destination
- Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation held a Virtual Romance Expo for consumers from all over North America
- “From The Bahamas With Love” proved once again – It’s Better In The Bahamas
- The event was attended by soon-to-be engaged or recently engaged couples, future brides and grooms, bachelorette party planners, honeymoon do-over seekers
Yesterday, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) held a Virtual Romance Expo for consumers from all over North America. This remarkable evening featured speakers, networking booths and many other activities illustrating romance for the attendees. The show was abuzz with people from all walks of life, who wanted a taste of The Bahamas from their home. With over 1000 virtual attendees from all over Canada and the U.S., the Virtual Romance Expo gave couples a unique opportunity to understand what The Islands of The Bahamas offer as a romantic destination.
The “From The Bahamas With Love” event was attended by soon-to-be engaged or recently engaged couples, future brides and grooms, bachelorette party planners, honeymoon do-over seekers and more. They were also the first to view and download the BMOTA’s hot-off-the-press “From The Bahamas With Love” Magazine, a 100-page comprehensive online guide to planning weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways in The Bahamas. Anyone who was not able to attend the show will have access to the recorded sessions for 30 days.
“We wanted to reassure those looking for a romantic getaway that The Bahamas is here for you and waiting,” commented Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation. “The romance expo ’From The Bahamas With Love’ was a virtual one-stop-shop for all the information needed to plan weddings or honeymoons in The Bahamas. We were indeed pleased and proud of the successful trade event held last week and the phenomenal interest by consumers last night. Given the success of this show, we are excited and committed to bringing this show back next year and to show you why It’s Better in The Bahamas.”
The guest speakers of the evening were highly renowned local and international experts in the romance industry. The discussion topics ranged from arranging the perfect wedding, bachelorette and romantic getaways to perfecting a destination proposal. The show also featured the love stories of Sherry and Roth Johnson (USA) and Olivia and Robert Surgeoner (CAN). These couples shared their experiences of why The Bahamas was the perfect destination for their romantic celebration. The popular “Selfie Booth” allowed brides to send snapshots to friends and family, and couples were able to attend a virtual fashion show and cooking demonstrations.
The Bahamas is one of the world’s leading destinations for weddings and honeymoons, and romance is a significant segment of Bahamas tourism. In the three years preceding the pandemic, The Bahamas annually saw over 67,000 visitors traveling for weddings, honeymoons, engagements or an unforgettable getaway for two. The global romance market brought in an estimated $415 million in revenue in 2019. The impact from canceled and postponed events due to the pandemic in 2020 has undoubtedly had a great effect on destinations across the world.