Jul 06, 2016
By Christine Ross
A destination wedding for free? That’s what sixteen couples from across Canada can expect after winning an online contest from the Ministry of Tourism in the Bahamas. The spouses-to-be won the prize through an online contest aimed at promoting the Bahamas as a travel destination for weddings and honeymoons. The couples will say “I DO” at ceremonies taking place simultaneously in the Bahamas later this year at various locations throughout the Bahamian islands on Nov. 16.
The couples– including seven from Ontario, five from Alberta, two from Manitoba and one each from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick– will receive round-trip airfare and accommodation in the Bahamas, plus a personal wedding co-ordinator. The Ministry of Tourism in the Bahamas ran the same contest in the U.K. and the U.S in previous years. About 350 couples entered the contest.