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For the 11th consecutive year, Jamaica is the toast of the region, copping the Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the 2016 World Travel Awards.

The Caribbean island continues to flourish as a destination in 2016, bringing home awards, including Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.

Jamaica accepted these awards in the company of their tourism industry peers around the globe, as validation that their tourism product is unparalleled, according to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

“We are incredibly proud that Jamaica has once again been recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, as well as the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board,” said Paul Pennicook, JTB director of tourism.

“We share these awards with our valued tourism partners, who continue to treat our guests to true Jamaican hospitality at world class standard,” he added.

“We extend our gratitude to the World Travel Awards and everyone who believes in the authenticity and uniqueness of our tourism offerings,” Pennicook continued. “We continue to pride ourselves in our people, our accommodations, our attractions and our magnetic culture.”

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett was conferred with the unique award of the Caribbean’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Tourism.

This award is in recognition of Minister Bartlett’s dedication to promoting Destination Jamaica, including more than 35 years of service in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Here is a list of some of the awards that Jamaica and its tourism partners received: Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator (Island Routes Caribbean Adventures); Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction (Dolphin Cove); Caribbean’s Leading Airport (Sangster International Airport); Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge (Club Mobay); and Caribbean’s Leading All Suite Hotel (Jamaica Inn).

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018
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