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(VIDEO) Tourism Awareness Week overview by GB Tourism Dir. Betty Bethel
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jan 20, 2015 - 11:17:14 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This is an exciting month for the Ministry of Tourism, as we culminate a year of celebrating 50 years of the establishment of tourism promotion, which commenced January 2014.

This final leg of 50 years of Tourism is Married to Tourism Week, where there will be a variety of initiatives taking place through out the islands.

Grand Bahama Island kicked off its tourism awareness initiatives on Friday, January 16th with the rest of the country with the 16 island wedding promotion. Our couple from Ohio wed at Sanctuary Bay to the backdrop of dolphins.

We begin this week of awareness by educating, celebrating and serving the industry and community at large and most importantly, our team will worship together and give thanks with our industry partners and cacique finalists, on Sunday, February 1st.

Today, we begin educating our 6 – 12th graders through a school speakers circuit, the topic – Tourism, 50 Golden Years, The Best is yet to come.

Tuesday, we will celebrate and introduce our Cacique finalists in the Count Basie Square from 6-8 pm. The community is encouraged to come out and celebrate this accomplishment.

Thursday, the ministry of tourism staff in conjunction with student from the school hospitality school programme, will serve and honour our retired industry ambassadors, at a special luncheon.

Friday, select staff will travel to Nassau to be honoured at government house for long service.

Saturday, the finale, the Cacique awards will be held at the Meliá  resort.

Sunday, February 1st, team Grand Bahama will worship and give thanks with Cacique “winners” and industry partners.

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