(JamaicaObserver)JAMAICA made a huge sweep at World Travel Awards’ (WTA) just-concluded Caribbean and The Americas Gala Ceremony, hosted in St Lucia.
The destination and its tourism partners copped approximately 33 of the prestigious awards. Chief among the accolades for Jamaica was being recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination.
“It is truly gratifying to see our efforts as a destination recognised and saluted. Through the hard work of our workers and tourism partners we have been able to keep Jamaica top of mind and attractive for visitors across the globe,” said Director of Tourism Donovan White.
Jamaica was also voted the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port, and was also awarded for possessing the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board, and the Caribbean’s Leading Airport.
The finest travel brands from across the Caribbean and the Americas participated in a glittering gala ceremony in Saint Lucia. The event was hosted at Sandals Grande St Lucian and marked the opening leg of the WTA’s landmark 30th anniversary grand tour 2023 â€” a global search for the finest travel and tourism organisations.
“Jamaica’s brand remains incredibly strong, and we have all the right ingredients to do even better as a destination. With the right investment and build-out of the necessary infrastructure we will be able to meet the demand of this growing and very important industry,” added White.
Some of Jamaica’s other awards include Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction: Dunn’s River Falls and Parks; Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge: Club Mobay at Sangster Airport; and Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort: Golden Eye, among many others.
The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.