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Jamaica Wins Big At 22nd Annual World Travel Awards

October 24, 2015 Accolades No Comments Email Email

For the tenth consecutive year, Jamaica has been awarded the Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the 2015 World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony.


Hospitality industry leaders, international media and specially invited guests, gathered at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas on Saturday October 17 to celebrate excellence within the tourist industry. Destination Jamaica was the toast of the evening, winning a number of awards including the coveted Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board as well as Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port (Ocho Rios).

Above: William Tatham (center), Vice President of Cruise Shipping & Marina Operations, Port Authority of Jamaica accepts the Caribbean’s Leading Destination Award on behalf of Jamaica from host Andrew Kennedy (left).

“We are truly honored that travel professionals around the world have bestowed on Jamaica the designation of the Caribbean’s Leading Destination,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This recognition, along with the other awards received at this year’s gala, are a testament of our truly unforgettable tourism product. Kudos to our valued industry partners who continue to deliver world class service, desirable attractions and the best accommodations in the Caribbean. We are delighted to be a shining example of excellence.”

World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourist industry. At this year’s gala, Jamaica and her travel partners brought home a number of awards including:


  • 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)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge (Club Mobay)
  • Caribbean’s Leading All Suite Hotel (Jamaica Inn)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort (GoldenEye Hotel & Resort)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort (Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand (Sandals Resorts International)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Independent Car Rental Company (Island Car Rentals)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort (Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa (Ian Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye Hotel & Resort)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre (Montego Bay Convention Centre)
  • Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel (Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator (GO! Jamaica Travel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Travel Agency (Trafalgar Travel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort (Round Hill Hotel & Villas)
  • Jamaica’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort (Beaches Negril Resort & Spa)Jamaica’s Leading Boutique Hotel (Strawberry Hill)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Business Hotel (Spanish Court Hotel)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Car Rental Company (Island Car Rentals)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Conference Hotel (Half Moon, A RockResort)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Hotel (Jamaica Inn)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Resort (Sandals Ochi Beach Resort)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort (Rockhouse Hotel)

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