Release – Jamaica will be the host destination for the prestigious World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America 2022, slated for August 31. The leading travel industry leaders and decision-makers from the Caribbean and Americas region will attend the red-carpet gala reception at Sandals Montego Bay, where the best in the region will be celebrated.
“We are proud and honoured that Jamaica will be hosting the World Travel Awards again this year for the eighth time and, notably, during the year of Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of Independence,” said the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica. “This is a significant occasion for our destination as we will welcome some of the region’s finest minds in travel and tourism. The Caribbean has been dominant in the global tourism recovery, and the leaders will be acknowledged at these illustrious Awards. Jamaica is a fitting backdrop, and hosting these awards is a testament to our leadership position in the industry and our appeal as a destination of choice for group business travel and prominent events such as this.”
Justin Cooke, Executive Vice President, World Travel Awards, said, “We are delighted to be hosting the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We are overwhelmed by the gravitas and number of travel figureheads joining us worldwide to acknowledge industry excellence. This reflects how strongly travel is bouncing back in the Caribbean, especially in Jamaica, where 2022 earnings are expected to surpass 2019 by 20 per cent.”
Jamaica has earned numerous recognitions from the World Travel Awards, including Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board for 13 consecutive years and Caribbean’s Leading Destination for 15 consecutive years. A win at the annual World Travel Awards is the premier travel and tourist industry accolade. Voted by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide, the awards recognize each winner’s demonstrated commitment to excellence.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. The brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality in those industries. For further information on the World Travel Awards, visit www.worldtravelawards.com.
For more information on Jamaica, please go to www.visitjamaica.com.
About The Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris.
In 2021, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the 13th consecutive year, and Jamaica was named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the 15th consecutive year as well as the Caribbean’s Best Spa Destination and the Caribbean’s Best MICE Destination. Jamaica also won the WTA’s World’s Leading Wedding Destination, the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, and the World’s Leading Family Destination. Additionally, Jamaica was awarded three gold 2020 Travvy Awards for Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas. The Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the 2020 Destination of the Year for Sustainable Tourism. In 2019, TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition.
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