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Jamaica Wins Big At 23rd Annual World Travel Awards

September 29, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

For the eleventh consecutive year, Jamaica was the toast of the region, copping the Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the 2016 World Travel Awards. Jamaica continues to flourish as a destination in 2016, bringing home awards including Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board. Jamaica accepted these awards in the company of their tourism industry peers around the globe as validation that their tourism product is unparalleled.


“We are incredibly proud that Jamaica has once again been recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, as well as the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “We share these awards with our valued tourism partners, who continue to treat our guests to true Jamaican hospitality at world class standard. We extend our gratitude to the World Travel Awards and everyone who believes in the authenticity and uniqueness of our tourism offerings. We continue to pride ourselves in our people, our accommodations, our attractions and our magnetic culture.”

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism the Hon. Edmund Bartlett was conferred with the unique award of the Caribbean’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Tourism. This award is in recognition of Minister Bartlett’s dedication to promoting Destination Jamaica, including over 35 years of service in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Below is the list of the awards that Jamaica and her tourism partners received:

  • 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 Hotel (Rockhouse Hotel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort (GoldenEye Hotel & Resort)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Conference Hotel (Half Moon)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination (Jamaica)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port (Port of Ocho Rios)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Destination (Jamaica)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Destination Management Company (Jamaica Tours Limited)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Home Port (Port of Montego Bay)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort (Sandals Ochi Beach Resort)
  • 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 Hotel Villa (Ian Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye Hotel & Resort)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre (Montego Bay Convention Centre)
  • Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel (Melia Braco Village)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Tourism (Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator (GO! Jamaica Travel)
  • Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board (Jamaica Tourist Board)
  • 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)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Hotel (Round Hill Hotel & Villas)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Resort (Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa)
  • Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort (Half Moon)

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