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Turks & Caicos Tops World Travel Awards

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Turks & Caicos News - December 2012

Turks & Caicos Tops World Travel Awards

The Turks & Caicos Islands was bestowed yet another leading travel award at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony which was held Dec. 12th in New Delhi, India. The award for “World’s Leading Beach Destination” was presented to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry” by the Wall Street Journal, WTA is recognised worldwide as the ultimate travel accolade. Its 2012 Grand Tour featured regional heats in Dubai (UAE), Turks & Caicos Islands, The Algarve (Portugal) and Singapore, with the winners from these competing head-to-head at the Grand Final.

The award follows Grace Bay Beach being named the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination in the WTA’s regional heats held on Providenciales in September.

The Islands held off stiff competition from Cancun, Mexico, Cape Town in South Af rica, Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana in Brazil and even the Maldives.

Commenting on the award, Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism said “Along with our tourism partners and stakeholders we are delighted to accept this award as World’s Leading Beach Destination.

This is further testament to what we here in the Turks & Caicos have known all along and the world is beginning to find out.”

Graham Cooke, World Travel Awards president and founder, added “The Turks & Caicos continues to build its reputation as the definitive low-key luxury hideaway, offering stunning beaches away from the public glare.” The Turks & Caicos Islands were also recently named as the number one Beach destination in the World as voted on in the Travelers Choice 2012 category by readers of the popular online site, Trip Advisor.


Written by Turks & Caicos Free Press Newspaper, December 15th, 2012


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