St. Kitts Shines Among the Best in the Caribbean

Island is Named ‘Innovative Destination of the Year’ 2014 in
Caribbean Journal’s Inaugural Caribbean Travel Awards  

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Continuing to add to its growing list of awards and recognitions for excellence, St. Kitts is closing out the year on a high note with the receipt of the “Innovative Destination of the Year” Award in Caribbean Journal’s inaugural Caribbean Travel Awards for 2014 honoring the best in travel and tourism across the region.

“This achievement speaks volumes about our efforts to build a truly exciting and memorable Caribbean travel destination,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “We have used smart partnerships and our commitment to standards to develop a year-round tourism sector that brings benefits to the livelihoods of a growing number of local people who make their living from travel and tourism. The receipt of yet another award from such a reputable publication as Caribbean Journal makes it clear that our efforts are succeeding.”

St. Kitts is highlighted as a model for the rest of the Caribbean to follow due to the success of its innovative tourism-building initiatives, including the island’s impressive hotel construction growth and its advancement in the environmental sector, which include its solar-lit highways and solar-powered airport. St. Kitts is one of just 20 islands, hotels and tourism entities, leaders, employees and entrepreneurs to be featured in the Caribbean Travel Awards 2014St Kitts Marriott Resort

In addition, St. Kitts is currently ranked, with sister island Nevis, at #3 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #3 on a list of the Best Caribbean Vacations, and #7 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World, #8 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, and #8 on a list of the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations by US News & World Report.  It is also currently ranked at #7 among the Hottest Places to Travel this Winter by CNN Money based on bookings received by Virtuoso, #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime, #14 on a list of the 50 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge In The Next 10 Years by Business Insider and one of the Top 12 Best Caribbean Vacations on, the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor®.  In 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC.  The island was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and a Top Destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.

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