Cable & Wireless to Sponsor World Travel Internet Conference

Cable & Wireless, one of the worldå‘s leading global communications companies, will be sponsoring this yearå‘s Word Travel Internet Conference on the 24th October, to be held in conjunction with the World Travel Awards 2002.

The Internet Conference was set up in 1998 to discuss current technological trends and impetus within the travel industry. This year’s World Travel Internet Conference & Expo will take place, at Sandals St Lucia Golf Resort & Spa in St Lucia to bring together key players from the travel industry so that pressing issues associated with the internet can be discussed.

This years internet conference will look at the dramatic impact that the internet has had on the travel industry, raising key issues, such as measuring the true extent of just how much businesses are exploiting the web’s true potential and web distribution strategies today.

The world`s top travel industry executives will congregate for the Conference, to listen to speeches given on key issues on the impact the internet has on the travel industry from a strong selection of Key speakers and inspiring individuals. Speeches will focus on the hottest topics in the business.

Rudy Gurley, General Manager, Cable and Wireless
West Indies Limited comments: “Cable & Wireless is pleased to be associated with the World Travel Awards, as a major sponsor of the event we support the event for it focuses on the tourism industry. Tourism is currently St. Lucia’s most significant economic sector and hosting a Tourism Award of such magnitude and profile can only help boost the island’s image as a leading holiday destination.” 


“Cable & Wireless has a history of involvement in sponsoring tourism related activities, such as the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, for which we are renowned as “The Original Sponsor”.  From the inception of the Jazz Festival, Cable & Wireless has been a Gold sponsor of the main stage and Silver sponsor of other fringe activities”.

Mr Gurley continues,” Cable & Wireless is pleased to be facilitating the live broadcast of the Conference via a web cast and to be the headline sponsor of the World Travel Internet Conference”. He highlights, “We are delighted to be associated with this venture which signifies our continued commitment to the development of St. Lucia”.

The World Travel Awards
was set up in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. Now in its ninth year, travel professionals and discerning travellers alike have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the best endorsement that any travel product could hope to receive. The event also provides a formal and informal networking opportunity for leading decision makers and thought leaders in the travel industry.

The prestigious 9th Annual World Travel Awards Ceremony will be held on 25 October 2002, in the luxurious surroundings of the new all-inclusive Sandals
Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort.

World Travel Awards web site is available at