The World Travel Awards Gala for Caribbean and North America 2019 was held in Jamaica
Sandals de Montego Bay Hotel has witnessed the award ceremony that awarded the best travel and tourism organizations in the region
The winners of the ceremony included the paradisiacal island of Saint Lucia, which brought together the "Destination of the most important honeymoon in the Caribbean", while Las Vegas rejected the stiff competition to become the "most important destination in North America" . Jamaica was named 'Leading Caribbean Beach Destination' and 'Leading Caribbean Tourism Board'.
Guests at the gala event enjoyed the entertainment of acclaimed British soul queen Beverley Knight and Grammy-nominated reggae vocalist Etana. The evening took place on the eve of the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace.
Graham Cooke, founder of WTA, said: "What an amazing night it has been here at the magnificent Sandals Montego Bay, the home of the Sandals brand, to commemorate the opening of our 26th annual Grand Tour. We have had the privilege of recognizing the main destinations of the region, hotels, resorts, airlines and travel providers, and I congratulate each one of them. "
In the hospitality sector, the winners included Coco Reef Resort & Spa of Tobago ("Leading Hotel of the Caribbean"), Marriott Hotels ("North America's Leading Hotel Brand") and Conrad New York ("Leading Hotel of America"). from North"). The refinement along the beach of Rosewood Baha Mar, Bahamas, was recognized with the 'Caribbean New Leading Resort' award. The relentless drive to innovate helped Sandals lift the "Leading Caribbean Hotel Brand" title.
In the aviation sector, Caribbean Airlines was named "Caribbean Leading Airline", while Sangster International Airport, Jamaica departed with "Caribbean Leading Airport" and Air Canada was voted "Leading North American Airline" .
The events of the WTA Grand Tour 2019 include Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Madeira (Portugal), Mauritius, La Paz (Bolivia) and Phu Quoc (Vietnam). The regional winners will advance to the 2019 Grand Final, which will be held in Muscat (Oman) on November 28.
To see a complete list of winners click here