The UK Chapter of The Caribbean Tourism Organization teamed up with The Telegraph to launch the Caribbean Travel Award where Telegraph readers voted for the awards via the Telegraph’s website.
These awards follow on from the Telegraph “Best of the Caribbean” supplement which appeared on 18 April 2015. The 10 different awards categories were: best destination for family holidays, best destination for beach holidays, best destination for nature holidays, best destination for activity and adventure holidays, best destination for heritage and culture holidays, best destinations for weddings and honeymoons, best destination for spa holidays, favourite luxury hotel, favourite boutique hotel and favourite affordable hotel.
The CTO’s silver anniversary ball saw the organisation celebrate 25 years in the UK.
The evening was attended by more than 270 guests, comprising visiting ministers and their delegations, as well as UK Chapter members. Other key guests in addition to Simon Reeve included host of the evening, Angie Greaves radio presenter at Magic 105.4 FM.
Carol Hay, Director of Marketing UK and Europe, Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), said, “We are delighted that both the CTO and the Telegraph Group have come together to reward the Caribbean region. It is great that the Telegraph readers have recognised that the Caribbean tourism industry has worked very hard to meet the ever changing needs of the UK traveller; from offering bespoke experiences, helping to organise the perfect wedding or honeymoon to specific clubs and packages for a family beach holiday. These awards are just one way of congratulating the members for their outstanding efforts in providing the optimum travel experience and we believe that the region will go from strength to strength, continually improving and meeting the needs of future travellers to the Caribbean.”
The Telegraph Caribbean Travel Awards winners:
Best Destination for Family Holidays
Best Destination for Beach Holidays
Best Destination for Nature Holidays
Trinidad & Tobago
Best Destination for Activity and Adventure Holidays
Best Destination for Heritage and Culture Holidays
Best Destinations for Weddings and Honeymoons
Best Destination for Spa Holidays
Favourite Luxury Hotel
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Hotel, Saint Lucia
Favourite Boutique Hotel (two joint winners)
The House, by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
Rendezvous Resort, St Lucia
Favourite Affordable Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel, Barbados