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Turks & Caicos Islands Receives World Travel Awards 2020 Nominations

 The World Travel Awards officially announced the Caribbean nominations for the 27th annual World Travel Awards and the Turks and Caicos Islands has secured eight (8) coveted nominations in the following categories:

  • Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020
  • Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination 2020
  • Caribbean’s Leading Destination 2020
  • Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination 2020
  • Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination 2020
  • Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board 2020
  • Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination 2020

The Turks & Caicos Islands, as a destination, has won the World Travel Award for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination every year since 2015. From 2012 to 2014 the award for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination was won by Grace Bay Beach specifically. The Turks and Caicos Islands also won the award for Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination in 2019 for the first time. Additionally, the following nominations were received by Turks and Caicos Islands companies, resorts and hotels:

  • Caribbean’s Leading Airline 2020 – interCaribbean Airways
  • Caribbean’s Leading Airline Brand 2020 – interCaribbean Airways
  • Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge 2020 – VIP Flyers Club at Providenciales International Airport
  • Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port 2020 – Grand Turk Cruise Center
  • Caribbean’s Leading All Suite Hotel 2020 – Point Grace and The Palms
  • Caribbean’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort 2020 – Beaches Turks & Caicos
  • Caribbean’s Leading Beach Resort 2020 – Amanyara Villas
  • Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 – Point Grace
  • Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort 2020 – Beach House
  • Caribbean’s Leading Hotel 2020 – The Palms
  • Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Residences 2020 – The Estate at Grace Bay Club
  • Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020 – Grace Bay Penthouse Suite at Grace Bay Club
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2020 – Private Villa at Windsong Resort
  • Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Resort 2020 – Amanyara Villas, COMO Parrot Cay and Seven Stars Resort
  • Caribbean’s Leading Private Island Resort 2020 – The Meridian Club
  • Caribbean’s Leading Resort 2020 – Seven Stars Resort
  • Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort 2020 – Seven Stars Resort
  • Caribbean’s Leading Destination Management Company 2020 – Olympia Destination Management Company

Minister of Tourism Hon. Ralph Higgs stated, “We are thrilled to be nominated in these distinguished categories by the World Travel Awards. To be nominated in eight categories among other exceptional fellow nominees is a testament to our commitment of continual success in the industry. My Ministry, my tourism team and partners in the industry are a dedicated team of professionals, who through an integrated approach to promote the strength of brand Turks and Caicos have once again shine through. We are grateful to our team, partners and all persons in the industry for the various roles they play in making our country a dream destination”.

Chairman of the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board Mrs. Adelphine Higgs-Pitter commented, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, we are elated that our Beautiful by Nature destination has once again captured nominations in eight categories. The additional eighteen nominations received by our local industry partners also affirms the destination’s standing among the best of the best regionally. The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board will continue to do our part to maintain the consistency and high standard of brand Turks and Caicos and will work to continuously upgrade our destination’s tourism product and offerings to remain a competitive tourism destination”.

Acting Director of Tourism Ms. Mary Lightbourne responded to news of the World Travel Award nominations by stating, “We are proud of the nominations the Turks and Caicos Islands has received for the 2020 World Travel Awards. Over the years, we have amassed numerous nominations, awards and accolades from some of the world’s most renowned travel and tourism organizations and the World Travel Awards is no exception. Our 2020 World Travel Awards nominations cover a number of our niche markets including dive, romance and cruise and demonstrates the diligence of the Tourist Board and our industry partners’ efforts in marketing and positioning our destination as the premiere luxury destination in the Caribbean and indeed the world”.

Voting for the Caribbean awards is now open and closes at midnight on 10th January 2020. The general public can visit to cast votes for the Turks and Caicos Islands in all of the above categories and assist the destination in winning additional accolades in travel excellence.

The 27th annual World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala Ceremony will take place on January 20, 2020 at Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau, Bahamas.


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