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BTMI Wins Award at the 2024 Globe Travel Awards

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has won the Best Tourist Board award at the 2024 Globe Travel Awards. The Globe Travel Awards is a prestigious event that is hosted by Travel Weekly. This year’s award show was held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London on January 11, 2024.

Barbados was the only country from the Caribbean in the category. The BTMI was up against nine other tourism boards namely, Brand USA, Destination Canada, Greek National Tourist Office, Portuguese National Tourist Office, Spanish National Tourist Office, Tourism Australia, Visit Florida, Visit Malta and Visit Orlando.

Ian Gooding-Edghill, Minister of Tourism Barbados, showered praise on the BTMI UK team, trade partners, tourism stakeholders and Barbadians. UK director for BTMI, Cheryl Carter, echoed these sentiments and reinforced her team’s commitment to promoting and showcasing Barbados.

The Global Travel Awards is recognized as the “Oscars of the travel industry.” It is a rare opportunity to celebrate and reward the top travel suppliers around the world. Winners are selected through a voting process.

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Full List of Winners

Here is the full list of 2024 winners:

On the Water

Best Mainstream Cruise Company – Royal Caribbean International
Best Premium Cruise Company – Virgin Voyages
Best Luxury Cruise Company – Silversea Cruises
Best Specialist Cruise Company – Hurtigruten
Best River Cruise Company – Riviera Travel
Best Ferry Company – P&O Ferries

Destinations

Best All-Inclusive Resort Operator – Ikos Resorts
Best Hotel Chain – Constantinou Bros
Best Attraction – Walt Disney World Resort
Best Tourist Board – Barbados Tourism Marketing

On the Move

Best Rail Company – Rocky Mountaineer
Best Car Rental Company – Flexible Autos
Best Mainstream Touring Company – Newmarket Holidays
Best Premium Touring Company – Titan Travel
Best Adventure Operator – G Adventures

Flying

Best Short-Haul Airline – Jet2.com
Best Long-Haul Airline – Emirates
Best Premium Airline Service – Emirates
Best UK Airport – Heathrow

Long-Haul

Best Long-Haul Operator – Gold Medal
Best Long-Haul Specialist Operator – Wendy Wu Tours
Best Luxury Operator – Classic Collection
Best Flight-Only Provider – Jetset

Short-Haul

Best Short-Haul Operator – Jet2holidays
Best Operator for Activities – Inghams
Best Accommodation-Only Provider – Bedsonline
Best UK Holidays Operator – Great Little Breaks

Serving the Industry

Best Add-Ons Provider – Holiday Extras
Best Insurance Provider – Holiday Extras
Best Trade Sales Team – Jet2holidays
Best Trade-Friendly Brand – Jet2holidays
Best Technology Provider – Amadeus

Special Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award – Dame Irene Hays, Hays Travel
Unsung Hero Award – Matt Nixon, 52 Degrees North Travel
Sustainable Future Award – The Travel Corporation
Employer of the Year Award – Kuoni
Travel for All Award – Ocean Holidays

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2024 Sponsors

This year’s Global Travel Awards was held in partnership with Hearst. Event sponsors included Arosa Cruises, AVIS, Celestyal, Gold Medal, Gran Canaria, the Ice Travel Group, Imagine Cruising, Inghams, Jet 2 Holidays, Major Travel, MSC Cruises, Newmarket Holidays, P&O Ferries, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn, The Travel Network Group, Travel Zoo, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Voyages, Visit Malta, Visit Qatar, We Travel, Wendy Wu Tours and Write Hart Associates.

Source: Barbados Today: Barbados Awarded Best Tourist Board at Travel Weekly, Globe Travel Awards 2024

Image: Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2024

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