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Jamaica Wins Big at World Travel Awards’ Caribbean Gala

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Jamaica Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett (center) flanked by senior executives from the Jamaica Tourist Board. From left to right: Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales; Elizabeth Fox, Regional Director, UK/N Europe; Francine Carter-Henry, Manager, Tour Operators & Airlines; Camile Glenister, Deputy Director of Tourism, Marketing; Angella Bennett, Regional Director, Canada and Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.
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Jamaica has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Award’s Caribbean Gala ceremony, for the fifteenth consecutive season.

At the same event, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board for the thirteenth consecutive year.

In expressing his delight, Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett said, “Jamaica is very honoured to once again be named the Caribbean’ Leading Destination with the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board. This certainly could not have happened without the hard work that my team and all our stakeholders have done to ensure that our visitors always have a memorable experience. This recognition further justifies why we are indeed the Heartbeat of the World.”

These awards come on the heels of Jamaica being named as one of the Best Places to Go in 2020, according to CNN, Bloomberg and Forbes. Additionally, the recent crowning of Toni-Ann Singh as Miss World 2019, the fourth time a Jamaican has won this title, has secured extraordinary international recognition for Jamaica on the world stage.

“In Jamaica, we work hard to ensure our tourism product stands out on the global stage. We have undertaken wide-reaching efforts such as attracting renowned international hospitality brands; implementing environmental initiatives to preserve Jamaica’s natural beauty; and highlighting our Larger than Life experiences on and off-island,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.

A complete list of awards won by Jamaica and its tourism partners, representing the elite in international tourism for each of these categories, is as follows:

  • Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board (Jamaica Tourist Board)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Destination (Jamaica)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination (Jamaica)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port (Port of Falmouth)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Home Port (Port of Montego Bay)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator (Island Routes Caribbean Adventures)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction (Dunn’s River Falls)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Airport (Sangster International Airport)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge (Club Mobay @ Sangster International Airport)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort (GoldenEye)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator (GO! Jamaica Travel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Destination Management Company (GO! Jamaica Travel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Entertainment Venue (Margaritaville Caribbean)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand (Sandals Resorts International)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Residences (The Tryall Club)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Independent Car Rental Company (Island Car Rentals)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All Suite Resort (Jamaica Inn)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa (Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Resort (Meliá Braco Village)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre (Montego Bay Convention Centre)
  • Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel (AC Hotel Kingston)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Travel Agency (Trafalgar Travel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort (Round Hill Hotel & Villas)

World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

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