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Jamaica holidays to be the scenario hosting the World Travel Awards

The date is set for the 22nd October and the chosen scenario to stage the year's biggest night for those in the travel and tourism industry has also been announced. The WTA Americas is due to take place in Jamaica at the Sandals Whitehouse Village & Spa

Jamaica holidays to be the scenario hosting the World Travel Awards

The hosting stage for this year's awards will be the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, located on Jamaica’s beautiful south coast. The luxury resort offering first class Jamaica holidays is set to host travel and tourism’s biggest night of the year, the World Travel Awards Americas Ceremony, due to be held on 22nd October 2010.

For this event leading travel companies, operators and holiday destinations from across North, Central, South America and the Caribbean will meet under one roof as they battle it out to see who will walk away with the coveted World Travel Awards. Speaking on how the chosen hotel represented some of the magic that can be experienced during Jamaica holidays, Sandals Resorts Founder and Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the World Travel Awards Americas Gala Ceremony at Sandals Whitehouse. This magnificent resort located in such a pristine setting as Jamaica’s stunning south coast, is the perfect backdrop to showcase the best that the region has to offer.”

John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, was pleased that the island was selected to host the event and hoped it would show the travel world what Jamaica holidays were all about. “Jamaica is honoured to be chosen as the host destination for the prestigious Americas gala of the 2010 World Travel Awards. We are confident that the event will showcase the destination to a global audience, demonstrating the reason Jamaica has enjoyed tremendous success over the years. We anticipate that this will serve as a precursor to the major event later this year, underscoring the fact that Jamaica, with its unrivalled offerings, attractions and easy access, is an ideal destination that caters to all travellers.” - he said.

Graham E Cooke, Founder and President, World Travel Awards, added: “Jamaica is the perfect location to host this year’s Americas Event. We look forward to working with the team at Jamaica Tourist Board and Sandals Resorts for what I know will be an exciting evening for the tourism industry.”

Bringing together North, South, Central America and the Caribbean will make for a thrilling ceremony and there will no doubt be a real competitive edge in the air that should make for some interesting results”.

In addition to the honour, prestige and global exposure of winning one of the awards, covering every sector of travel and tourism, World Travel Award winners enjoy considerable commercial benefits too. Consumers, seeking peace of mind, are increasingly using the winners list as a reliable resource when choosing a holiday.

Online voting is now underway and nominees are campaigning hard with travel agents and industry executives to win support.

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