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St Kitts cops Cruise Destination of the Year Award

St Kitts was named Cruise Destination of the Year by Caribbean Journal in the publication’s Caribbean Travel Awards 2020.

The win crowns a record-breaking year for the island which had numerous milestones for the industry.

Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce, Lindsay F.P. Grant, said “It is truly an honour to receive this distinction from one of the leading media outlets covering our region,” continuing that “The fact that St Kitts was chosen as the best Cruise Destination in the entire Caribbean is yet another testament to the success of our cruise tourism sector. This is a crowning achievement immediately following our being the only destination in the OECS ever to achieve one million cruise passenger arrivals and having done so now for two years in a row.”

“While St Kitts is one of the smaller countries in the region, it has long punched above its weight in the ultra-competitive Caribbean tourism industry…”

– Caribbean Journal

The 2020 Caribbean Travel Awards marks the second year that Caribbean Journal has included a category for Cruise Destination of the Year, with the award being copped by Jamaica last year.

“While St Kitts is one of the smaller countries in the region, it has long punched above its weight in the ultra-competitive Caribbean tourism industry, most notably with a continually strong showing in the cruise sector,” states the publication.

CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority, Racquel Brown, said “Earning this award from Caribbean Journal is a an extremely high commendation and endorsement of the quality of our cruise and overall tourism product. It underscores the need for us to continue our training for employees on the front lines of tourism from taxi drivers to aloe rub vendors and strive for even greater levels of visitor satisfaction in order to remain at the top in what is one of the most competitive regions in the world for cruise tourism.”

This Caribbean Travel Awards by Caribbean Journal has celebrated the best of Caribbean travel for the past six years.