Jamaica as once again received international recognition at the 2021 World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America program, winning five trophies at the ceremony held in Dubai. Jamaica was awarded first place in the following destination-specific categories: Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Nature Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board
Commenting on the accolades, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica said, “We are extremely delighted and honoured to earn these awards. Winning five categories of the prestigious World Travel Awards is a remarkable achievement for our beautiful destination, especially in light of the current climate. As a destination we have been working diligently on enhancing our offerings to attract millions of tourists to our shores. We are tremendously pleased that our hard work has paid off; we don’t take this win for granted. On behalf of all my colleagues at Jamaica Tourist Board, I would like to thank all those professionals from the travel and tourism, and the consumer-travel buyer sectors who have voted and contributed to our success.”
Jamaica has been welcoming the return of visitors to her beautiful shores since the country’s borders reopened in June 2020. The island’s extensive health and safety protocols, developed in conjunction with authorities across health and tourism sectors, were among the first to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels recognition.