Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Caribbean Journal Host First Ever Bahamas Travel Awards


The Caribbean Journal and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation recently hosted the Inaugural Bahamas Travel Awards Ceremony. The goal was to celebrate and bestow recognition on the people and establishments throughout The Bahamas whose outstanding service and products have contributed to the reputation of The Islands Of The Bahamas as a leading tourism destination. The Bahamas Travel Awards that was held at BahaMar Resort in Nassau gave accolades to winners in the following categories:

Destination of the Year: Nassau Paradise Island
Best Restaurant: Mahogany House, Nassau
Best Luxury Resort: Rosewood Baha Mar
Best Boutique Hotel: The Island House, Nassau
Best All-Inclusive Resort: Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas
Best Cruise Line of the Year: Royal Caribbean
Best Fishing Lodge: Bimini Big Game Club, Bimini
Best People- to- People Host/Hostess: Beverly Wallace-Whitfield, Nassau
Best Experience: Graycliff Heritage Village, Nassau
Best Beach Bar: Sip Sip, Harbour Island
Best Airline: Bahamasair
Best Marina: Staniel Cay, Exuma
Best Bartender: Marv Cunningham, Atlantis Paradise Island
Best Chef: Kevyn Pratt
Best Taxi Driver: Cheryl Fox-Ferguson, Nassau

Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, Joy Jibrilu, stated, “We’re very excited by the response to the first Bahamas Travel Awards. But what we’re really proud of is that, unlike many awards programs, the CJBTA also celebrates the most important component of any tourism destination: the people who make it work every day, from taxi drivers to People-to-People hosts and hostesses.” She further remarked, “The ultimate goal of all those of us who work in the tourism and hospitality sector in The Bahamas is customer satisfaction.”

In 2019, The Bahamas welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors to its shores — seven million plus. The exceptional professionalism and warm hospitality of the people of The Bahamas create the kind of memorable, rejuvenating vacation experience that attract more and more travelers to The Islands Of The Bahamas. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Caribbean Journal, the region’s leading online travel publication, will continue to award those who are dedicated to offering
exceptional service to all our visitors.

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