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Ja racks up most accolades at 26th Annual World Travel Awards

Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2019 | 6:50 AM
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (second left) and Director of Tourism Donovan White (right) accepted the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board award at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards during the Caribbean and North America Gala Ceremony, held at Sandals Montego Bay.
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (second left) and Director of Tourism Donovan White (right) accepted the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board award at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards during the Caribbean and North America Gala Ceremony, held at Sandals Montego Bay.

The Jamaica took home a total of 24 awards at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards during the Caribbean and North America Gala Ceremony, which recently took place at Sandals Montego Bay. Amongst the coveted awards ­bestowed were the Leading Caribbean Destination, Leading Caribbean Cruise Destination and, for the 13th year in a row, the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.

“We are proud and excited to kick off 2019 with such an impressive showing at the World Travel Awards,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism. “These awards reaffirm Jamaica’s commitment in human capital and assures that our visitors from around the globe can expect only the very best service and experience when visiting the destination.”

A complete list of awards, including those won by tourism partners, is as follows:

Caribbean’s Leading Destination (Jamaica)

Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination (Jamaica)

Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board (Jamaica Tourist Board)

Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator (Island Routes Caribbean Adventures)

Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction (Dolphin Cove)

Caribbean’s Leading Airport (Sangster International Airport, Jamaica)

Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge (Club MoBay @ Sangster International Airport, Jamaica)

Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel (Rockhouse Hotel)

Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort (GoldenEye)

Caribbean’s Leading Conference Hotel (Half Moon)

Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port (Ocho Rios)

Caribbean’s Leading Destination Management Company (GO! Jamaica Travel)

Caribbean’s Leading Entertainment Venue (Margaritaville Caribbean)

Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort (Sandals South Coast)

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 Tour Operator (GO! Jamaica 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. To learn more about the World Travel Awards, go to www.worldtravelawards.com.

For more information about Jamaica, please visit www.visitjamaica.com.