Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – The Turks and Caicos Islands and a few of its renowned resorts were on the receiving end of a number of awards at the recently held 17th annual World Travel Awards.
The American leg of the World Travel Awards was held at the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in Jamaica on October 22nd. Heralded as the Oscars of the global travel and tourism industry, the event recognises the very best of the travel industry and is one of the few travel awards that is voted for by travel professionals from over 180,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries across the globe.
The ultimate goal of the World Travel Awards is to highlight outstanding destinations and resorts within the tourism industry and in particular those which consistently excel beyond expectations.
The Turks and Caicos Islands were on the receiving end of a few Caribbean Awards. Grace Bay Beach received the title of the Caribbean’s Leading Beach for the 5th year, while the title of the Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel was awarded to the Pointe Grace Resort, and the Caribbean’s Leading Resort was awarded to the Grace Bay Club.
Locally there were numerous awards to be won. The Grace Bay Club won the title of Turks and Caicos’ Leading Hotel, while Parrot Cay Resort won the Turks and Caicos’ Leading Resort. The Islands’ Leading Boutique Hotel and Leading Spa Resort awards went to The Somerset Resort on Grace Bay and the Pointe Grace Resort respectively.
The World Travel Awards highlights the excellent service providers in the tourism industry worldwide, and encourages growth towards excellence. It should be the aspiration of all involved in the tourism industry to be among the nominations and winners of next year’s awards.
Caesar Campbell, CEO of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA), commenting on the islands’ success stated, “We are excited about the awards which the destination won, because it highlights the hard work and commitment of those involved in our tourism industry, and authenticates our goal of becoming the ultimate luxurious Caribbean destination”.
Karen Whitt, President of the TCHTA added, “Winning accolades from the World Travel Awards is one of the highest honours that any destination could hope to achieve and we are delighted to receive the recognition. Nominated by travel agents worldwide, these awards provide visitors with a true reflection of the views and opinions of the travel industry. We would like to congratulate all winners and applaud the fantastic work that they are doing to keep the destination at the forefront of visitors’ minds”.