Jamaica Recognized As World’s Leading Wedding Destination At World Travel Awards Gala

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KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica was voted World’s Leading Wedding Destination at the World Travel Awards (WTAs) Grand Final Gala Ceremony on Saturday, December 6 in Anguilla.  This was the first time the World Travel Awards included the category of World’s Leading Wedding Destination, and Jamaica competed against other popular destinations including Dubai U.A.E., Las Vegas, U.S.A., Saint Lucia and The Bahamas.

In addition, Jamaica won the award for World’s Leading Cruise Destination, beating out a strong field which included Lisbon, Maldives and Seychelles.  Award-winning actress Vivica Fox hosted the gala ceremony, which also saw a number of Jamaica’s travel partners being recognized for excellence.

“We wish to congratulate our many partners who were recognized during the World Travel Awards, an indication of our world-class product which attracts thousands of visitors to experience our destination each year,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook.  “Tourism plays a vital role in our economy and we are honored to receive these high accolades at the WTAs. We wish to thank everyone who has helped us ensure we continue to deliver a quality product.”

Among the destination’s other wins were:

  • 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 Adventure
  • World’s Leading Heritage Project: Port of Falmouth
  • World’s Leading Villa: Ian Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye Hotel & Resort
  • World’s Leading Villa Resort: Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Now in its 21st year, the World Travel Awards Gala is widely regarded as the most celebrated event in the travel industry, a venue for government and industry leaders to connect with international print and broadcast media.

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