The American leg of the World Travel Awards was held at the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in Jamaica on October 22nd. Heralded as the Oscars of the global travel and tourism industry, the event recognises the very best of the travel industry and is one of the few travel awards that is voted for by travel professionals from over 180,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries across the globe. The ultimate goal of the World Travel Awards is to highlight outstanding destinations and resorts within the tourism industry and in particular those which consistently excel beyond expectations.
The Somerset on Grace Bay was awarded "Turks and Caicos' Leading Boutique Hotel" at the 17th Annual World Travel Awards. In addition, Grace Bay Beach received the title of the Caribbeanâ€™s Leading Beach for the 5th year in a row!
Karen Whitt, President of the TCHTA and theThe Somerset General Manager said, â€œWinning accolades from the World Travel Awards is one of the highest honours that any destination could hope to achieve and we are delighted to receive the recognition. Nominated by travel agents worldwide, these awards provide visitors with a true reflection of the views and opinions of the travel industry. We would like to congratulate all winners and applaud the fantastic work that they are doing to keep the destination at the forefront of visitorsâ€™ mindsâ€.