Making The Mark
Point of Interest
Feedback Form
Privacy Policy


Jamaica voted World's Leading Cruise and Wedding Destination

Jamaica was again recognised as the World's Leading Cruise Destination at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards during a black-tie event at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spain Vietnam in December.

Additionally, the Jamaica Tourist Board was recognised as the Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.

"We're honoured to be recognised as the World's Leading Cruise Destination 2017," said Donnie Dawson, Jamaica's acting director of tourism. "This award is an affirmation to our tourism partners that our collective efforts to promote destination Jamaica have proven to be successful. We will continue our tireless efforts to grow our tourism product to enable our visitors to have memorable experiences in the 'Home of All Right'."

The island was also voted World's Leading Wedding Destination for the third time since the category began in 2014. A list of awards, including those won by tourism partners are as follows:

World's Leading Wedding Destination (Jamaica)

World's Leading Cruise Destination (Jamaica)

World's Leading All-Inclusive Company (Sandals Resorts International)

World's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort Brand (Beaches Resorts)

World's Leading Caribbean Attraction Company (Island Routes Caribbean Adventures)

World's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa (Ian Fleming Villa @ GoldenEye, Jamaica)

World's Leading Villa Resort (Round Hill Hotel & Villas)

To learn more about the World Travel Awards, go to

For more information about Jamaica, please visit


Copyright 2017 The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited. A member of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group. All Rights Reserved
Gleaner Company | Produced by Go Jamaica
Hospitality Jamaica is updated every two (2) weeks
Privacy Policy