Jamaica wins key destination honors at World Travel Awards

Caribbean nation is well-known for its exquisite beaches, quartz blue sea, tropical foliage and extraordinary people

By Akanksha Dean

If you are looking to escape from the cold weather to warmer climes and soothing sun, Caribbean country Jamaica may just check all your dream travel destination boxes.

Jamaica has yet again received global credit at the 2021 World Travel Awards Caribbean; North America program winning five trophies as Caribbean’s Leading Cruise, Adventure Tourism and Nature Destination and as the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board at the ceremonial in Dubai.

A victory at the yearly World Travel Awards is the vital tourism and travel trade honor. Selected by travel and tourism experts and international patrons, the awards identify each winner’s proved promise to excellence.

“We are tremendously pleased and flattered to receive these awards,” said Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett noting “five types of the significant World Travel Awards is a notable success for our gorgeous destination, particularly in light of the present weather.”

Read: Jamaica experiencing strong tourism rebound (November 20, 2021)

“As a destination we have been running meticulously on augmenting our offerings to appeal to heaps of tourists to our shores,” he said. “We are immensely happy that our hard work has paid off; we don’t take this win for granted.”

“On behalf of all my colleagues at Jamaica Tourist Board, I would like to thank all those authorities from the trade, and the consumer sectors who have elected and backed our triumph,” Bartlett added.

Identified as the land of wood and water, Jamaica is well-known for its exquisite beaches, quartz blue sea, tropical foliage and extraordinary people.

Thrill-seekers can appreciate these picturesque sceneries in a diversity of epinephrine rising familiarities, from river rafting down the Rio Grande, to climbing in the Blue Mountains, to zip lining over the treetops.

Read: ‘Jamaica Makes it Move’ with food, music and sports (October 9, 2021)

Jamaica has been receiving the arrival of visitors to her stunning shores since its borders reopened in June 2020. The island’s wide-ranging health and safety etiquettes, established in unification with specialists athwart health and tourism sectors, were among the first to obtain the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels credit.

The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993 to recognize, recompense and rejoice fineness through all important sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality trade. The brand is acknowledged internationally as the vital mark of excellence in those industries.

Read: Jamaica Wins Top Accolades at World Travel Awards 2020 (December 4, 2021)

(Akanksha Dean is an independent Indian chef, food & travel writer, who has trained at the famous Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena, Italy)

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