Jamaica Wins Major Destination Accolades At 28th Annual World Travel Awards

LONDON, OCTOBER 21, 2021:  Jamaica has received international recognition at the 2021 World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America programme, winning five awards at the ceremony held in Dubai. Amongst the coveted awards bestowed were the Caribbean Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2021Caribbean Leading Destination 2021Caribbean Leading Nature Destination 2021Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination 2021, and Caribbean Leading Tourist Board 2021.

A win at the annual World Travel Awards is the ultimate travel and tourist industry accolade. Voted by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide, the awards recognise each winner’s demonstrated commitment to excellence.

Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, commented on the achievement, “We are extremely delighted and honoured to earn these awards. Winning five categories of the prestigious World Travel Awards is a remarkable achievement for our beautiful destination, especially in light of the current climate. As a destination we have been working diligently on enhancing our offerings to attract millions of tourists to our shores. We are tremendously pleased that our hard work has paid off; we don’t take this win for granted. On behalf of all my colleagues at Jamaica Tourist Board, I would like to thank all those professionals from the travel and tourism, and the consumer-travel buyer sectors who have voted and contributed to our success.”

Known as the ‘land of wood and water’, Jamaica is renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal blue sea, tropical greenery and unforgettable people. Thrill-seekers can enjoy these beautiful landscapes in a variety of adrenaline raising experiences, from river rafting down the Rio Grande, to hiking in the Blue Mountains, to zip lining through the treetops.

Jamaica has been welcoming the return of visitors to her beautiful shores since borders reopened in June 2020. The island’s extensive health and safety protocols, developed in conjunction with authorities across health and tourism sectors, were among the first to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels recognition.

Instead of the traditional gathering of the Caribbean & North America Gala, the winners, showcasing the best of the region’s travel and tourism sector, were announced virtually today.

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality in those industries.

For further information on the World Travel Awards, visit www.worldtravelawards.com

For further information on Jamaica, visit www.visitjamaica.com

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