Monday 25 March, 2019

Jamaica dominates in Caribbean category of World Travel Awards

Jamaica's Sangster Int'l Airport won the Caribbean's Leading Airport.

Jamaica's Sangster Int'l Airport won the Caribbean's Leading Airport.

Jamaica emerged the big winner at the recently held Caribbean edition of the World Travel Awards.

The island took over 20 awards including Caribbean's Leading Airport (Sangster International Airport), Caribbean's Leading Destination, Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board and Caribbean's Leading Meeting and Conference Centre (Montego Bay Convention Centre, Jamaica).

The awards were announced at a gala event at Sandals, Montego Bay.

Winners at the red carpet reception included Turks and Caicos, voted Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination and Miami, which was also in a celebratory mood as it was named 'North America's Leading Honeymoon Destination'.

In the aviation sector, Caribbean Airlines picked up the award for Caribbean’s Leading Airline and Caribbean's Leading Airline Brand.

Hospitality winners included GoldenEye (Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort), Round Hill Hotels & Villas (Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort), Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa (Caribbean's Leading New Resort), Meliá Braco Village (Caribbean's Leading Luxury Resort), Coco Reef Resort and Spa, Tobago (Caribbean's Leading Hotel) as well as Sandals Resorts International (Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand). 

The ceremony marked the fifth leg of the WTA Grand Tour 2018 – a series of regional events to acknowledge the world’s outstanding travel brands. Events on the tour include Ras al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates), Athens (Greece), Hong Kong, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Durban (South Africa). The regional winners will progress to the Grand Final 2018, which is being hosted in Lisbon (Portugal) on December 1.

Get the full list of Caribbean winners here.

 

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