Jamaica lands Coveted Prizes at 27th Annual World Travel Awards

Jamaica with its astounding beauty and diversity of the landscape paired with the welcoming smiles and colourful language of Jamaicans keep visitors enthralled in the destination. Jamaica is the place to visit when you want to reset, recharge, and relax. This is also the place to visit when you’re in search of adventure and romance. And this is definitely the place for non-stop fun.

L-R: Mr. Graham Cooke, Founder, World travel Awards; Hon. Edmund Barlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica; Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Jamaica has won big at the 27th annual World Travel Awards 2020. Jamaica was named the World’s Leading Wedding Destination and World’s Leading Family Destination for the second consecutive year, and the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, which it has won every year since 2006. Jamaica’s Fleming Villa @GoldenEye and Round Hill Hotel & Villa were also awarded the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa and World’s Leading Villa Resort, respectively.

In a year which has been beset by the global pandemic, it is very reassuring that Destination Jamaica can still compete with the best of the best across the globe and emerge on top at the World Travel Awards. Jamaica and our valued travel partners are truly honoured to have been voted winners in a variety of categories and we look forward to continuing to exceed our visitors’ expectations,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. The 27th Edition Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. The winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on November 27, 2020, from Moscow, after a one-year process of voting on the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands.

This year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year as well as the Caribbean’s Best Spa Destination and the Caribbean’s Best MICE Destination. As well, Jamaica copped 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; Best Tourism Board Overall and Best Tourism Board, 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.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Website at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com