Antigua and Barbuda gains twenty nominations in the 2022 World Travel Awards


The twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda has received twenty nominations in the 2022 World Travel Awards. The prestigious World Travel Awards, now in its 29thyear celebrates excellence in all areas of the global travel and tourism industry.

Antigua and Barbuda has been recognized as a leading destination with nominations across various categories to include: Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.

With scenic locales and romantics experiences, the destination has previously celebrated award wins for the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

In 2022, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) introduced a new romance Campaign ‘Love & Wanderlust’ which falls under the Romance Pillar of the ABTA’s marketing programme. The campaign is intended to position the destination as the leading choice for couples.

Known for possessing an abundance of gorgeous, sandy beaches with turquoise waters, the beach personality test launched by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority this year, also allows users to find their perfect beach in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, the statutory body responsible for destination marketing has also received a nomination for Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.

Minister of Tourism and Investment, The Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez remarked, “These nominations are a testament to the level of work and commitment displayed by the Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism in our relentless effort to maintain Antigua and Barbuda as a premier destination, moreso coming out of a near two-year pandemic. With continued strategic marketing, I foresee many more nominations and awards coming our way as we expand and explore the vastness of the tourism industry which is so vital to our economy.”

Several of Antigua and Barbuda’s hospitality and tourism service providers have also been nominated for the 2022 Caribbean awards. Those award nominations are within the categories of: Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel, Caribbean’s Leading Resort, Caribbean’s Leading Destination Management Company, Caribbean’s Leading Airport, Caribbean’s  Leading Airport Lounge, Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operators, Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction, Caribbean’s Leading All-inclusive Family Resort, Caribbean’s Leading Green Resort, Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All Suite Resorts, Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts, Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Resort, Caribbean’s Leading Resort, Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort and Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort.

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  1. Strange when the UPP keep on preaching doom and gloom about this country, however all overseas agencies and governments think otherwise. I guess the UPP needs to take off their blinkers and look around them. The country is doing fine. Last year’s economic growth was 5.3%. Not bad at all for this to happen in a pandemic year. They had one year of a bad financial crisis, and three years later they still could not get economic growth.

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