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The Turks and Caicos Islands Wins Big at the 2021 Caribbean Travel Awards


PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (16th December 2021) – The Turks and Caicos
Islands Tourist Board, the exclusive tourism authority for the Turks and Caicos Islands, is
pleased to announce that the destination has been named a winner in multiple categories of
the 2021 edition of the prestigious Caribbean Travel Awards. The Caribbean Travel Awards,
which are in their eighth year, are hand-selected by the Caribbean Journal Editorial Staff to
celebrate the people, places and properties that exemplified the best of this magnificent

Turks and Caicos Islands is proud to be named a winner in the following categories:

  • Luxury Destination of the Year – The Turks and Caicos Islands is renowned for
    its luxury resorts and villas, pristine beaches, and world-class service, and this
    award further underscores this reputation. With the help of new high-end resort
    openings, the islands remain the leader of luxury in the region.
  • New Hotel of the Year, won by The Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos – Debuting this
    summer, the Caribbean’s newest Ritz-Carlton brought new energy, delicious
    culinary experiences, and a loyal tourist following to its location in the heart of
    Grace Bay Beach.
  • Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year, won by Pamela Ewing – During one
    of the most challenging years in Caribbean tourism history, Director of Tourism,
    Pamela Ewing, expertly led the Turks and Caicos Islands to historic levels of
    performance – solidifying the destination as one of the Caribbean’s most
    desired countries, while keeping the safety of both visitors and locals at the

Director of Tourism, Pamela Ewing, stated, “We are extremely honored to be named
Caribbean Travel Award winners in numerous categories. These accolades are a testament to
our hard work and to the notion that the Turks and Caicos Islands are not only one of the most
sought-after destinations in the world, but one of the most resilient. Thank you to our partners
and stakeholders for their support in continuing to make the Turks and Caicos Islands a world-
class, award-winning destination.”

Even amid unprecedented circumstances, Ewing, the Tourist Board, and its partners were
able to achieve some of the highest visitor numbers in history, surging hotel rates and
revenues, while ensuring safety remained the destination’s top priority. Throughout 2021,
tourism in the Turks and Caicos Islands has continued to flourish thanks to the Tourist Board’s
strategic marketing and public relations plans, combined with its vigilant TCI Assured
protocols and aggressive vaccine campaign, with over 78% of the adult population vaccinated.
Public relations efforts have resulted in nearly 1.5 billion media impressions and a
corresponding media value of nearly $145 million in 2021.

For more information call 1-(800) 241-0824 or visit Follow
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