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Bahamas wins WTA luxury destination award

For the third consecutive year, The Bahamas has been named the Leading Luxury Island Destination by the World Travel Awards in the Caribbean and North America Category. 

Ministry of Tourism
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017

WTAbahamas NASSAU, Bahamas – For the third consecutive year, The Bahamas has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA) in the Caribbean and North America Category.

The Bahamas was also nominated for World’s Leading Cruise Destination and World’s Leading Wedding Destination.

The Bahamas surpassed Anguilla, Mustique, Saint Lucia and Turks & Caicos to capture the elite award. The Bahamas was also nominated for six categories in the region, including: the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Romantic Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Destination.

Dionisio D’AguilarHon. Dionisio D’Aguilar (pictured), Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Minister said receiving the award reflects positively on the industry.

“We are thrilled to receive the award of leading luxury destination yet again from the World Travel Awards (WTA). It’s a great tribute to The Bahamas and it speaks volumes of the high quality of experiences we continue to create for visitors. It is our hope that more people can discover the beauty of The Islands Of The Bahamas and enjoy some of the same or create new experiences that impressed WTA,” D’Aguilar remarked.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism also received a nomination for the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.

Last year, The Bahamas received the Leading Luxury Destination Island award and various Bahamian resorts were also named Best in the Caribbean. These resorts included Atlantis, Paradise Island – Caribbean’s Leading Casino Resort; Tiamo Resort – Caribbean’s Leading Green Resort; Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort – Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort 2016 and Musha Cay – Caribbean’s Leading Private Island Resort.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA is recognized globally as the hallmark of quality with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

The Grand Celebration cruise vessel has renewed its agreement to sail to Grand Bahama, with scheduled trips from West Palm Beach resuming December 24. The introduction of a second vessel, the SS Grand Classica is scheduled to begin cruises to the island in April, 2018.

Tiger Woods’s return to host the professional golfing tournament Hero World Challenge at Albany in The Bahamas has attracted more than 70 members of the international press, eight of top the 20 professional golfers and legions of sports fans. Watch a video about the tourney here.

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