The Bahamian government will be hosting a number of top travel and hospitality professionals for the “From the Bahamas With Love” virtual event on March 3rd.
The event, held from 1pm to 4pm, will be a trade focused event intended for trade professionals, including travel agents and event planners. Attendees will be exposed to the many opportunities for destination weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways that The Bahamas has to offer.
A second virtual event held on March 10th from 4pm to 7pm will target likely consumers, such as honeymooners, bachelorette party attendees, and engaged couples.
The programme will include a number of panel discussions and breakout sessions:
Love On Board (March 3) featuring Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Deputy Director General Ellison “Tommy” Thompson and the three promotion boards.
A New Take on Romantic Travel (March 3) being moderated by Alan Berg, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and leading wedding business consultant, featuring panelists Lisa Sheldon (Co-founder of Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association), David Woods (President of the Association of Bridal Consultants) and Danielle Andrews (Co-founder of the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada).
Romance Reimagined (March 3 and March 10) being moderated by Bridgette King, Executive Director with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, featuring panelists Jena Conway (Director of Weddings and Special Occasions at Atlantis, Paradise Island), Gilda Noboa, Director of Sales and Marketing for USA and Canada (Viva Wyndham); Desiree Moxey, Director of Events (Baha Mar Grand Hyatt) (Boutique hotels will be featured during the consumer day panel discussion.)
Love Is All You Need (March 3 and March 10) with moderator Cindy Coakley-Knowles, President of the Bahamas Bridal Association, and featuring panelists Natalie Appleyard, Director of Wildflowers; Marva Munroe of Chic Bahamas Weddings, photographer Lyndah Wells and Kenton Burrows of Expressions Entertainment.
Romance Me in The Bahamas (March 10) with moderator Alison McGill, Editor, Weddingbells Magazine, and featuring panelists Tracey Manailescu, Co-founder of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and David Cox, Publisher of Caribbean Bride Magazine.
There will also be opportunities to participate in workshops to learn how to sell more effectively, demonstrations of Bahamian cuisine and cocktails, virtual networking booths, 16 all-expenses-paid romantic getaway prizes, and a keynote address from Jennifer Stein, Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine. The virtual event will also serve as the launching platform for the first issue of the “From The Bahamas With Love” Magazine featuring exclusive wedding planning content.
You can read more about the “From The Bahamas With Love” trade event here: https://www.bahamas.com/from-the-bahamas-with-love-trade
The consumer event can be found here: https://www.bahamas.com/from-the-bahamas-with-love-consumer