Turks and Caicos Wins Big at World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony took place on September 22, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. At the ceremony, Turks and Caicos Islands resorts and tourism related agencies captured a number of Caribbean awards, namely:

  • Caribbean’s Leading All Suite Hotel 2018 – The Palms Turks & Caicos
  • Caribbean’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort 2018 – Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
  • Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2018 – Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Caribbean’s Leading Beach Resort 2018 – Amanyara Villas, Turks & Caicos

In addition to the above awards, the destination categories saw the following winners emerge:

  • Turks & Caicos’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2018 – Point Grace
  • Turks & Caicos’ Leading Car Rental Company 2018 – Hertz
  • Turks & Caicos’ Leading Destination Management Company 2018 – Olympia Destination Management Company
  • Turks & Caicos’ Leading Hotel 2018 – Grace Bay Club
  • Turks & Caicos’ Leading Hotel Suite 2018 – Ocean Front Penthouse @ The Palms Turks & Caicos
  • Turks & Caicos’ Leading Resort 2018 – Seven Stars Resort

The award for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination was accepted by Deputy Director of Tourism Mary Lightbourne and Director of Tourism Ramon Andrews. Also in attendance were Permanent Secretary Cheryl Ann Jones and Chairman of the Tourist Board Norman Hamilton. Commenting on the win, Andrews stated, “We are elated that Turks and Caicos Islands was named the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination. This award is evidence of our destination’s distinction among our Caribbean counterparts. Tourism is not only our main industry, it is our way of life. We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful beaches however this award would be meaningless without the diligent hospitality workers who go above and beyond to ensure that our visitors have memorable experiences”.

The Grand Final Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards are scheduled for December 1st in Lisbon, Portugal. The Turks and Caicos Islands has received the following nominations:

  • World’s Leading Beach Destination 2018
  • World’s Leading Island Destination 2018
  • World’s Leading All Suite Hotel 2018 – Grace Bay Club and The Palms
  • World’s Leading Beach Resort 2018 – Amanyara Villas

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