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TURKS & CAICOS BEACH NAMED BEST IN THE WORLD SECOND YEAR IN A ROW BY 2006 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

 

« 16-10-2006 »TURKS & CAICOS BEACH NAMED BEST IN THE WORLD SECOND YEAR IN A ROW BY 2006 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
TCHTA members Beaches, Point Grace, Parrot Cay and The Palms Also Win Top Honors at International Awards Event Hosted in TCI

PROVIDENICALES, Turks & Caicos Islands - October 16, 2006 - The Turks and Caicos Islands' world-leading tourism offering won top honors at the 2006 World Travel Awards, which were hosted for the first time in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Once again, Turks and Caicos was voted home to the "World's Leading Beach" and the "World's Leading Family All Inclusive" (Beaches Resort & Spa). Other Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) members also shared the spotlight at the 13th annual awards event, as Point Grace was again - for the second consecutive year - named the "Leading Boutique Hotel" in the entire Caribbean and for TCI specifically. TCHTA members: Beaches, Parrot Cay and the Palms received top honors for TCI leading resort, villa and spa respectively. The World Travel Awards were hosted for the first time in Turks & Caicos and will be held here for the next four consecutive years.

"Hosting the World Travel Awards in our country this year was a huge honor and success for all TCHTA members," said Mr. Butch Clare, chairman of the board of the TCHTA. "The awards won by our members are an endorsement of the outstanding product we have to offer the global tourism market, and the fact that these prestigious awards, were hosted here even further underscores the status we have achieved as a destination."

The 13th Annual World Travel Awards were held at Beaches Resort and Spa in Turks & Caicos from September 19-21, 2006 and attracted a global crowd of participants. Tens of thousands of travel professionals in more than 140 countries vote for the winners of the World Travel Awards via the web and the winners are announced at a gala ceremony held at Beaches Resort & Spa in Turks & Caicos. In addition to the award ceremony itself, Turks & Caicos hosted the event's golf tournament and Travel Internet Conference. The full list of winners can be found at: www.worldtravelawards.com.

2006 World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements in all sectors of the global travel industry and have come to be highly-regarded by travel professionals worldwide. This is the world's most comprehensive travel awards ceremony, with trophies awarded in all areas of the industry. Regional geographical categories are broken down from the Whole World category into eight smaller areas - Africa, Asia/Pacific, Caribbean, Central & Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. These are then further divided into all areas of the travel industry. Additional worldwide awards covering specific markets, such as World's Leading Sports Resort, World's Leading Private Island, to name but two, broaden the scope of the voting.

About the TCHTA
Made up of hoteliers and business managers, the TCHTA is a volunteer organization dedicated to achieving sustainable growth in tourism for the benefit of its members and the wider community, while protecting and enhancing the unique character and environment of the Turks & Caicos Islands. The TCHTA consists of more than 100 businesses and organizations, including the major resorts and property developments in TCI, as well as other businesses supporting the tourism and development industries throughout the country. Additional information, including membership applications, can be found at www.tchta.com.

   
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