Final touches put in place for World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

Final touches put in place for World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony is almost here, with the final preparations being put in place.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on Saturday, September 16th, as they gather to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.

This will be the fifth time World Travel Awards has visited Turks & Caicos, following dazzling ceremonies at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa back in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

The highly anticipated WTA Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony will kick off with a cocktail reception at 19:00 while the gala ceremony and dinner commences at 20:00 and will, this year, be compered by Anastagia Pierre.


An international model, actress and television host, Anastagia has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as Sports Illustrated and GQ and walked the catwalk for designers including Chloe, Roberto Cavalli and Herve Leger.

Her television credits include co-hosting The Morning Show for NBC Miami, in addition to featuring on major television networks such as HBO, MTV and TLC.



Delegates attending the World Travel Awards event will also be dazzled by a collection of island entertainment including the “We Funk” junkanoo group, delivering a traditional parade of masks, costumes and instruments led by Kitchener Penn, and a live sampling of Beaches Turks & Caicos’ new cinematic entertainment series, Voilà, which will showcase excerpts from its Dolce Vita and Treasure Island.

Looking ahead to the glittering event, World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke, said: “It will be an absolute pleasure for us to return to Turks & Caicos for our annual Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony.

“We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Sandals Resorts International and I can think of no better partner for this event.

“I can’t wait to welcome all of our nominees to Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa in just a couple of weeks.”

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, said: “We are delighted to once again play host to the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North American Gala and to welcome the region’s hospitality stars to Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa.”

Stewart continued: “It is an honour and privilege, especially during Beaches’ 20th anniversary year, to celebrate this industry which brings joy to our guests and is so critical to the success and well-being of the Caribbean and its people.”

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.