Antigua and Barbuda: Love is in the air as the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) continues to showcase ‘Where Love and Wanderlust Collide’ for “Romance Month”.
ABTA hosted its traditional press conference for its Destination Wedding on Thursday at Abbott’s Jewelry and Perfumery, this year’s wedding ring sponsor. Present were the bride and groom-to-be, ABTA CEO Colin James and other ABTA officials. This year’s couple is Grammy Award-Winning 90s R&B singer-songwriter Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Redd and Theresa O’Neal, Managing Director of Realemn Production. Colin James expressed how happy he was that Jeffery’s first words to Theresa were “you’re beautiful” and how significant that they were getting married in the most beautiful destination in the world.
Redd and O’Neal thanked everyone who played a role in rewarding them with this wonderful opportunity. This year’s Destination Wedding will be hosted at Carlisle Bay Resort on Saturday 25th June.
Earlier, eight participants from Secondary Schools across the island went head to head in the Junior Minister of Tourism Competition.
Students were required to prepare their arguments on Agriculture In Tourism, Experiential Tourism, Community based Tourism and The Mystery Topic, which was geared towards Cultural Tourism. All participants provided pertinent information about the rich history, culture and what makes Antigua and Barbuda a unique destination.
Ms Tracey Browne, Senior Education and Training Officer within the Ministry of Tourism spearheaded the competition. At the same time, the former Junior Minister of Tourism Ms Jodian Parker was charged with moderating, introducing participants, and providing the overview rules, while Nathania Silston was Mistress of Ceremonies and is also the Vice President of The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Cadet Corps 2019.