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Baha Mar Resort In The Bahamas Aligns With Musical A-Listers For A Star-Studded Partnership

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ — Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment — Jamie King and Emilio Estefan — who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman. Slated for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days and encompassing every corner of the 1000-acre property, set alongside 3,000 feet of uninterrupted white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters. “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with award-winning visionaries such as Jamie and Emilio, who both have successful track records and are extremely well-respected in the entertainment industry,” said Sarkis D. Izmirlian, chairman and CEO of Baha Mar Resorts, Ltd. “I’m sure that their creative forces will combine to provide our guests with an unforgettable event that is nothing short of amazing and truly combines the glamour of the New Riviera with the soul of …

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10 Things To Do In Exuma, Bahamas

When you think of the Bahamas, you naturally think of Nassau. However there are many more islands in the Bahamas you can choose to visit. Exuma (or Grand Exuma as it is officially known) offers many direct flights from Canada and the U.S. With 365 islands in the chain, there’s one for every day of the year! If  you’re ready to give up crowded streets full of tourists, huge cruise ships and casinos then you’ll really love the peace and quiet of Exuma – one of the Out Islands of the Bahamas. 1) Rent a car! You don’t want to fly to this gorgeous group of islands and plunk yourself on a beach at an all-inclusive club – what a waste that would be!! Rent a car for at least a couple of days so you can get out, explore and immerse yourself in the local culture. At $350 to rent a car for the week it’s well worth the money as well as the freedom it affords you to get out and see more!

Sharks Ecotourism Could Double in Next Two Decades

Shark Ecotourism Could Double in Next Two Decades

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ – According to a new global analysis led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and other scientists, shark watching is a major economic driver for dozens of countries, generating $314 million annually. Citing the study’s projections that shark-related tourism could more than double within 20 years, generating over $780 million annually, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for greater protections for sharks through the designation of sanctuaries around the world. Shark-related tourism is a growing business worldwide, with established operations in at least 83 locations in 29 countries. Although places such as South Africa, the United States, and Australia have typically dominated this industry, shark ecotourism is becoming an economic boon to countries across the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean regions. The study finds that shark watching attracts 590,000 tourists and supports more than 10,000 jobs each year. The increase in shark ecotourism and its economic value can lead to interest in establishing sanctuaries for sharks, which play a critical role in the health of marine systems. In …