NEW YORK, NY (24 April 2019) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will present its “Award of Excellence” to Gay Nagle Myers, senior editor for Travel Weekly, for her compelling and influential stories that effectively communicate the allure of the Caribbean. The prestigious award recognises journalists and travel writers whose coverage of the region over an extended period has been par excellence.
Myers will be honoured during the Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards gala which recognises exceptionalism in promoting the Caribbean and honours individuals whose outstanding, passionate and dedicated work has contributed to the development and success of the region. The esteemed awards dinner takes place on Thursday, 6 June from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Wyndham New Yorker (481 Eighth Avenue) during Caribbean Week New York (#CWNY2019), when the Big Apple is captivated with Caribbean flair, pulsating energy and colourful sounds.
“I am humbled and honoured to be receiving this Award of Excellence from CTO. The Caribbean region is near and dear to my heart and continues to play a major role in my career as a journalist,” said Myers. “I’m grateful to CTO for its role in my Caribbean coverage over the years. CTO continues to be a source of news and interviews, always responsive to my questions and helpful with the answers. I am thankful for CTO’s continued support and professional staff, many of whom I consider as friends.”
Myers is the Caribbean editor for Travel Weekly and has been with the publication longer than most of the hotels she writes about have been welcoming guests. She reports on, and travels to, sun, sand and sea destinations on the tourist circuit and off the beaten path. Myers joined Travel Weekly in 1985 after several years as a writer and publisher for other leading travel publications.
“It is with both respect and admiration that the Caribbean Tourism Organization recognises Gay for her drive and commitment to positioning the Caribbean as a charming and important region,” said Sylma Brown, director, CTO-USA. “This is just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for the contributions she has made over the years, bringing the region to readers through her creative writing pieces,” she added.
In addition to the Award of Excellence, CTO will present the Caribbean Travel Media Awards, the CTO Allied Awards comprising of the “Jerry”, the Allied and a Special Recognition Award, the Diaspora and Lifetime Achievement awards, as well as the Jamaica-sponsored Marcia Vickery-Wallace and Marcella Martinez memorial awards.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased online only via https://www.caribbeanweek.com/events/caribbean-tourism-industry-awards-dinner/.
About Caribbean Week New York:
Caribbean Week New York is the largest regional tourism activity in the New York area. Artistes, performers, celebrity chefs, the Diaspora, investors and other strategic partners join government officials and the media for a week of festivities designed to raise awareness of the Caribbean’s diverse tourism industry and provide opportunities for member destinations to promote their individual products and services, participate in meetings, seminars and other business development activities to further enhance the Caribbean brand, and provide updates and critical support to travel agents and the media who influence key travel demographics.
Caribbean Week is supported by: Academy Engraving, American Express, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bedessee Sports The British Virgin Islands, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Waters, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Cayman Islands, Cititech Solutions, Coyaba Beach Resort, Cool Tech Air Conditioning and Refrigeration LLC, Delta Airlines, Dominica, Doctor’s Cave, Four Season Resort Nevis, Grace, Grenada, Half Moon, Haiti, Jamaica, James Beard Foundation, JetBlue, La Martinique, Ocean Terrace Inn, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Sandals, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Saint Lucia, The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Travel+Leisure, Williams-Sonoma.