Turks and Caicos Chosen as Host Destination for 13th World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards have announced that their 13th annual World Travel Awards ceremony will be hosted in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos on 20 September 2006.
&The Turks & Caicos Islands, which span 193 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, and are situated 575 miles southeast of Miami, have the third largest coral reef system and some of the best tropical beaches in the world.
There are some forty islands and cays in the archipelago, varying from sand dunes to green vegetation. Eight of these island and cays are inhabited. The estimated 26,000 Turks Caicos residents are known as “Belongers” and are renowned for their friendly spirit.
“Turks & Caicos are a unique set-aside group of islands in the Caribbean and we are delighted to host the event,” says Chief Minister of Turks & Caicos Islands, Michael Misick.
“The quality, beauty and tranquility of the islands are sure to compliment the already auspicious event. We are eager to welcome World Travel Awards’ guests and have already begun laying out the red carpet for them.”
“We look forward to having the World Travel Award winners join us, as we thrill them with a taste of our spectacular country,” reiterates Misick.
“It is a great opportunity for the Turks & Caicos to showcase our ‘Beautiful By Nature’ surroundings to newcomers, and to deliver an experience, that is above their expectations, to those who have visited us before.”
Graham Cooke, President and Founder of the World Travel Awards, commented: “We are delighted to be bringing the World Travel Awards to Turks & Caicos; a beautiful location which has been on our radar as a host destination for our annual ceremony for some time.
“The Tourism industry is the main revenue provider for Turks &Caicos with a 60% return rate for visitors, who travel to the islands to sample its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, world class spas and tasty cuisine”.
Major airlines, including Delta, AA, and BA, fly direct routes to Turks and Caicos from Altanta, Miami, Boston, New York and London, making the destination easily accessible for international visitors. Providenciales, Turks & Caicos will be opening the first Caribbean Aman resort in December 2005 and by 2007 the country will boast of the new Ritz Carlton to add to its portfolio of international hotel brands.
In conjunction with the awards gala ceremony, World Travel Awards will host high level networking and educational events such as World Travel Golf Tournament and World Travel Internet Conference on 19 September and 21 September respectively.
Since its inception in 1993, the World Travel Awards has established itself as an industry leader that binds all areas of travel and tourism in celebration and recognition of their achievements.