Year-round sunshine and warm weather makes the
Arriving by air and sea, the peak holiday season starts from mid-December as travelers escape their colder climates and head to the exotic Bahamas to soak up the beautiful island life and enjoy the traditional festivities such as the world famous Junkanoo and firework displays throughout the islands; the perfect atmosphere for celebrating Christmas and the New Year with family and friends.
With tourism directly and indirectly employing 50% of the Bahamian workforce and accounting for approximately half of the country's GDP, this year's Christmas stamps are a celebration for all who will be enjoying the islands this Christmas. The stamps have been designed in a classic Art Deco poster style and depict four of the main elements of tourism.
The legend of these islands have attracted airlines from around the world and even the world's largest cruise ships – The Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas. The cruise ships and 'planes bringing guests and family members back to our shores for Christmas are represented on the 15c and 65c stamps.
Spectacular resorts have been established to receive the passengers who flock here. The 50c Stamp depicts the Atlantis Hotel,
Following a decade of success, the growth of Atlantis,
More valued than any attraction landmark or geographical feature, however, is the warmth of the Bahamian people. The special brand of Bahamian hospitality is known throughout the world. Bahamians are eager to share their history and traditions with their guests and the vistas of The Island of The Bahamas are even more beautiful when in the company of Bahamian friends.
Designer Andrew Robinson
Printer BDT International
Process Stochastic lithography
Stamp Size 28.45 x 42.58mm
Sheet Format 50 (2 x 25)
Perforation 14 per 2cms
Release Date 10 November 2010
Production Co-ordination Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd
For additional information, please contact
Pobjoy Mint Ltd, Tel: (44) 1737 818181 Fax: (44) 1737 818199
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