The Bahamas Named a Winner at 2021 UNTWO Tourism Video Competition

The Bahamas has received the top honour for the Americas region by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in its “Tourism and the Decade of Action” category of the 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition, with an entry that highlighted the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park.

“It is with great pride that I celebrate this exceptional recognition from the United Nations World Tourism Organization,” said Deputy Prime Minster The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. “I can say with much certainty that The Exumas is one of the most beautiful places on earth and a top destination for visitors coming to The Bahamas. The preservation efforts undertaken at the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park are critically important in ensuring future generations can enjoy the natural magnificence of this area and all of The Bahamas.”

The “Tourism and the Decade of Action” category sought out noteworthy examples of countries using film and promotional videos to directly or indirectly highlight one or more of the 17 Global Goals outlined in UNWTO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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According to a press release, the video about the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park was shot on location as a two and half minute boat tour that introduces viewers to the park’s geography and biodiversity. The film was also a part of the Bahamas’ commitment to preserving and protecting its natural resources, while promoting responsible and sustainable tourism.

“This competition was designed to recognize the top visual storytellers from every global region, and so it is a great honor for our work to be named among the very best,” said Joy Jibrilu, Director General, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. “There are so many aspects of tourism that are important to promote, but to be lauded for our sustainability efforts among such a distinctive global community is particularly rewarding.”

Those looking to view the video can find it below.

 

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