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Turks and Caicos Glitters at World Travel Awards

Stakeholders in the tourism industry are once again beaming with gratification as the Turks and Caicos emerged victorious, winning in three major categories, at the recent World Travel Awards Caribbean & North American Gala Ceremony, dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Travel and Tourism industry’, hosted in Antigua and Barbuda last weekend.

Grace Bay Beach, which was recently voted third best beach in the world by CNN, once again reigned supreme winning the title of Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination.The Regent Palms was crowned the Caribbean’s Leading Spa Resort, and Amanyara’s Beach Villa 2 claimed the Caribbean’s Leading Villa.

Commenting on the regional awards, Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism said: “Along with our tourism partners and stakeholders we are delighted to accept these awards, which are a testament to our standard of excellence, continued strength, and ever-growing presence within the region and by extent – the world.”

The regional winners will advance to the Grand Final Gala Ceremony scheduled for November 30, 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

In a release, Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards said: “The Caribbean & North America are fiercely contested regions for our World Travel Awards, and these Award winners continue to serve as an example of the most luxurious and innovative brands with unique hospitality products and services.”

During the same gala, Parrot Cay walked away as the Turks and Caicos’ Leading Hotel; the Regent Palms doubled its win for the night with the title of Turks and Caicos’ Leading Spa Resort, for a consecutive year, and Beaches Turks and Caicos was named the Turks and Caicos’ Leading Resort.

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the World Travel Awards is regarded as the highest achievement a travel product can receive in the international tourism industry. For a complete list of winners within the Caribbean region, please visit:

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