Jamaica has won several major titles at the World Travel Awards Grand Final.
The island paradise fought back against stiff opposition from around the world to win three coveted destination titles: World’s Leading Cruise Destination, World Leading Family Destination, and World Leading Wedding Destination.
A delegation of Jamaican tourism leaders collected the honors in a special presentation at Expo 2020 in Dubai, where they are currently promoting Jamaica’s tourism and hospitality economy.
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett was present to receive the trophy from Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group president and CEO of DP World, and president of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation.
With the resurgence of Jamaica’s tourism sector in 2021, the island emerged as number one in various hospitality accolades.
Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye was recognized as the best luxury hotel villa in the world.
Another icon of Jamaican luxury hospitality, Montego Bay’s iconic Round Hill Hotel & Villas was named the World’s Leading Villa Resort.
The tireless pursuit of innovation helped Sandals rise to the title of World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company, and Beaches Resorts was voted the world’s leading all-inclusive family resort brand.
Island Routes Caribbean Adventures was awarded the world’s leading company in Caribbean attractions.
The results are obtained after a year-long search of the world’s leading travel, tourism and hospitality brands.
Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee obtaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.
Graham Cooke, Founder of the World Travel Awards, said: “Jamaica and its incredible travel and tourism brands are playing a critical role in spearheading the region’s recovery.
“My congratulations to each of these winners and their show of strength in adversity.”
The latest victories follow several regional hits from the Caribbean island at the World Travel Awards earlier this year.
Winners included Montego Bay’s newest hospitality offering, Eclipse at Half Moon, voted the leading new hotel in the Caribbean; Sangster International Airport won the Best Airport in the Caribbean award; and the Montego Bay Convention Center was awarded the Caribbean’s Leading Meeting and Conference Center.