Jamaica was once again awarded the World’s Leading Cruise Destination at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards during a black-tie event at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam on December 10th. Additionally, the Jamaica Tourist Board was awarded Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board. World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
“We’re honored to be recognized as the World’s Leading Cruise Destination 2017,” said Donnie Dawson, Jamaica’s Acting Director of Tourism. “This award is an affirmation to our tourism partners that our collective efforts to promote destination Jamaica have proven to be successful. We will continue our tireless efforts to grow our tourism product to enable our visitors to have memorable experiences in the Home of All Right.”
The island was also voted World’s Leading Wedding Destination for the third time since the category began in 2014. A complete list of awards, including those won by tourism partners are as follows:
· World’s Leading Wedding Destination (Jamaica)
· World’s Leading Cruise Destination (Jamaica)
· World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company(Sandals Resorts International)
· World’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort Brand (Beaches Resorts)
· World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company (Island Routes Caribbean Adventures)
· World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa (Ian Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye, Jamaica)
· World’s Leading Villa Resort (Round Hill Hotel & Villas)
To learn more about the World Travel Awards, go to www.worldtravelawards.com.
For more information about Jamaica, please visit www.visitjamaica.com.
About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica #12 Best Destination in the World in 2017 and top three island in the world in 2016. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2016. In 2016, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination and the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the tenth consecutive year. Additionally, Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port; Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport; Club Mobay was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge; Dolphin Cove was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction; the Montego Bay Convention Center was named the Caribbean’s Leading Meeting & Conventions Center; and GO! Jamaica Travel was named the Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator.
JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog atwww.islandbuzzjamaica.com. About World Travel Awards World Travel Awards celebrates its 24th anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.
Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators, destinations, World Travel Awards events are universally respected as providing established, top level networking opportunities, regionally and globally.
The brand aims to celebrate those organizations who push the boundaries of industry excellence.
Find out more at www.worldtravelawards.com.
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