Jamaica takes top Caribbean honours in World Travel Awards | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica topped the Caribbean in the World Travel Awards, picking up trophies for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.

Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport also won the Caribbean’s Leading Airport.

The winners of the World Travel Awards were announced this week with Jamaica leading the region with the majority of the top awards.

Other top awards were given to The Bahamas for the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination, Cuba, for the Caribbean’s Leading Cultural Destination, Cayman Islands, for the Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination, Turks and Caicos, for the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, and Saint Lucia for the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.

In the hotel category, Sandals won the title for the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand, with the winners among its portfolio including Sandals Royal Barbados (Caribbean’s Leading Resort), Sandals Grande Antigua (Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort), and Sandals Grenada (Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort).

Beaches Turks and Caicos was named the Caribbean’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort.

With Caribbean tourism resurgent in 2021, Montego Bay’s latest arrival, Eclipse at Half Moon, picked up the Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel, and The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos won the Caribbean’s Leading New Resort.

Other hospitality winners included Dominican Republic’s JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo (Caribbean’s Leading Hotel); Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel & Villas (Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort); Beaches Turks and Caicos (Caribbean’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort); and GoldenEye (Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Resort).

The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands.

Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.

Graham Cooke, founder of the World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of the Caribbean and North America’s travel and hospitality sectors and my congratulations to each of them. They are all playing starring roles in spearheading the global travel and tourism recovery.”

In the aviation sector, Delta Air Lines collected North America’s Leading Airline, whilst John F Kennedy International Airport, New York took North America’s Leading Airport. Bahamasair was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airline while Caribbean Airlines won Caribbean’s Leading Airline Brand.