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ANTIGUA WINS SEVERAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Tuesday 17th September 2013

Antigua & Barbuda was rightfully declared the 2013 Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination, after four-time consecutive winner St. Lucia and has also won the World's Leading Honeymoon Destination award three times at the World Travel Awards.


Hon. W Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister, Antigua & Barbuda at the 2013 World Travel Awards

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer accepted the leading Caribbean romance destination award at the 2013 World Travel Awards Caribbean & North American Gala Ceremony on September 14th at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa in Antigua.
 
The event, now in its 20th year, was established for the purpose of recognizing and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry also known as the Oscars of the travel industry. The results are based on travel agencies, industry professionals and the general public from more than 160 countries.

Other hopeful nominees for the 2013 Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination included: Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Barts, St Lucia, St. Martin’s, St Vincent & The Grenadines Turks & Caicos.

The island was also nominated in two other categories: 2013 Caribbean's Leading Destination and 2013 Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board
 

Among the numerous awards and accolades the island has received recognizing it as a top romantic destination, in the Caribbean. The two-part finale of the hit reality series, The Bachelorette was filmed on the twin island state where ABC’s brought cast and crew to shoot the Season 9: Final Rose Ceremony at the three all-inclusive Elite Island Resorts; The St. James Club and Villas, The Verandah Resort and Spa and the Galley Bay Resort and Spa, which aired on international TV on July 29th and August 5th, reaching millions of fans across the globe.
 
Additionally, Antigua & Barbuda was voted the Most Romantic Caribbean Destination in About.com’s Romantic Reader’s Choice Award last year, and listed as “Sexiest Destination” by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine and BRIDES Magazine ranked Antigua and Barbuda among the top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean (2011).
 
Other awards that went to Antigua & Barbuda travel industry at the 2013 World Travel Awards:

Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Spa Resort 2013: Curtain Bluff
 
Curtain Bluff was also awarded Antigua's Leading Spa Resort and the Caribbean's Leading Green Resort.

Caribbean's Leading Hotel Residences 2013: Ayers Creek Residences at Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua


Cameron Fraser, Managing Director, Nonsuch Bay Resort
 
Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Resort 2013 and the Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Resort 2013: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Antigua
 
 

Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Hotel 2013: Blue Waters Resort


Mr Anderson Howard, General Manager, Blue Waters Resort

The prestigious title of "Antigua and Barbuda's Leading Hotel" at the World Travel Awards 2013, went to the beautiful Blue Waters Hotel.

Caribbean's Leading Destination Management Company 2013: Carib World Travel, Antigua
Carib-World Travel has built a reputation of excellence over the years and was awarded the 2013 Caribbean's leading Destination Management Company

Congratulations to all the 2013 World Travel Awards Winners!!!


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