Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says that Jamaica continues to command the attention of the main global tourism players and remains “top of the mind” in the marketplace.
He noted that during the pandemic “when very little is happening across the world”, the island took top honours in six categories at the 2020 World Travel Awards
“The world, in no uncertain terms, recognises us as trailblazers in international tourism. This is especially meaningful to us this year, as it [provides] us with hope that we are not only on the road to recovery but there is still a vested interest in our tourism offerings across the globe,” the Minister said.
The island was adjudged the World’s Leading Family, Cruise and Wedding Destination during the prestigious ceremony.
Other awards won by Jamaica are
- World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa (Fleming Villa at GoldenEye);
- World’s Leading Villa Resort (Round Hill Hotel and Villas);
- World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company (Sandals Resorts International);
- World’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort Brand (Beaches Resorts)
- World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company (Island Routes Caribbean Adventures).
The World Travel Awards, which is organised by London-based entity World Media and Events Limited, was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence across key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
It supports, promotes and develops the global tourism and travel industry by identifying and rewarding excellence and inspiring its practitioners to continually raise the standards of their product and service offerings.
Consequently, the World Travel Awards is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.