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THE BAHAMAS > NO DRAMA BAHAMAS NO DRAMA BAHAMAS By Jacquelin Carnegie J ust the word “Bahamas” does the trick, says Trish Adams, director of industry relations for Maritz Travel in St. Louis. The image of 700 islands in the stunning, turquoise water off the coast of Florida will pop into your imagination, along with resort hotels, casinos, shopping, and sips of a “Bahama Mama” at poolside. “The Bahamas have the unique advantage of being out-of-country yet close by,” Adams says. Just 35 minutes off Florida’s coast, The Bahamas represent a good value in time and expense. Maritz brings about 2,000 people to the islands each year with various incentive travel programs. There are three distinct areas of the country to choose from: 1) Nassau, on the island of New Providence, and Paradise Island, which is connected by bridge; 2) Grand Bahama Island, with the Lucaya area; and 3) the Out Islands—a grouping of smaller islands including Abaco, Bimini, Eleuthera, and Exuma among others. Nassau Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas, and among its features are the lovely, Colonial-style buildings. Take your group sightseeing on a horse-drawn carriage LIFE’S A BEACH ON THESE ISLAND JEWELS— WHETHER YOU DO “SURVIVOR”-STYLE TEAMBUILDING EVENTS OR SIMPLY SIP A COCKTAIL POOLSIDE 60 I SM I March 2009 I

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - March 2009

Successful Meetings - March 2009
Editor's Letter
News Update
Management Matters
Meetings Law
Mouth for Sale
And the Award Goes to...
Taking Green Initiatives to the Top
Events of Presidential Proportion
It's a Small World After All
Places + Spaces
Big Island Supplement-Insert
NYC Metro
The Bahamas

Successful Meetings - March 2009