Tobago wins silver for Most Fascinating Island

THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine, second from proper, collects the Wanderlust Journey Journal’s silver award for Most Fascinating Island from Wanderlust Journey editor-in-chief and CEO George Kipouros, second from left, on the conclusion of World Journey Market in London, England, Wednesday. Additionally current had been Tourism Secretary Tashia Burris, proper, and Tobago Tourism Company Ltd chairman Alicia Edwards. Photograph courtesy THA

TOBAGO has been awarded a silver award for Most Fascinating Island from Wanderlust Journey Journal, at World Journey Market 2022 in London, England.

Wanderlust Journey Journal’s editor-in-chief and CEO George Kipourus offered THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine with the award on Wednesday on the shut of WTM.

{A photograph} of Kipourus presenting the distinguished award to Augustine was posted on the Workplace of the Chief Secretary’s Fb web page. The award ceremony occurred on the Tower of London, one in all England’s most distinguished historic websites.

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Tobago Tourism Company Ltd (TTAL) govt chairman Alicia Edwards, who’s amongst Tobago’s contingent on the WTM, mentioned the award supplies “wonderful validation” that the company is making the best choices when it comes to its advertising technique and the area of interest markets by which the island continues to function.

Edwards mentioned the award is a sign that the island’s ongoing technique to revive curiosity in vacation spot Tobago among the many UK journey market was bearing fruit.

She mentioned, “This award is like icing on the cake for us, coming unexpectedly on the finish of WTM…It’s actually great to have this win after a troublesome couple of years, and we shall be constructing on this as we go ahead.”

Edwards mentioned Tobago’s unimaginable pure magnificence and distinctive, genuine experiences set it other than regional opponents, together with Cuba and St Lucia, which positioned fourth and seventh, respectively, in addition to respected island locations akin to Bali Bali.

She mentioned the Most Fascinating Island, received by Palawan, an island within the Philippines, was a reader-voted award, the place 50,000 of actual Wanderlust readers – among the greatest travelled on the earth – nominated and voted for his or her locations of alternative.

Edwards mentioned Lyn Hughes, Wanderlust founding editor, visited Tobago’s stand at WTM on Wednesday to personally congratulate the Tobago delegation on successful the award.

She mentioned Hughes was thrilled to see Toabgo take the silver award.

Hughes was quoted as saying: “One factor that actually helped our readers change into conscious of Tobago is that we did a webinar, working very carefully with the tourism board. I do know that throughout the Wanderlust group, it was one in all our favorite webinars over the past 12 months. We completely cherished it and we discovered the folks concerned in it such a pleasure to work with.”

Hughes added, “I feel that webinar, together with among the different issues executed over time to spotlight Tobago, actually paid off and struck a chord with our readers as a spot that they could not have thought of earlier than, however since they discovered about it, they knew that it was the vacation spot for them.”

Commenting on the silver award, Tobago Resort and Tourism Affiliation vice-president Carol-Ann Birchwood-James mentioned it may very well be used to additional market the island as the best tourism vacation spot.

“It’s all the time great information after we win awards as a result of we are able to use the awards to proceed to market our island of Tobago,” she instructed Newsday.

“I’m positive it might have been an award off the crushed monitor as a result of we’re an unspoilt vacation spot and we hope to maintain it like that. It’s all the time excellent news and I congratulate the folks and the governance of Tobago for receiving an award like that.”

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