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Antigua and Barbuda named Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination at 2013 World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony

The Caribbean twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has been recognised as the "Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination" at the 2013 World Travel Awards Caribbean and The Americas Gala Ceremony. The ceremony took place last week and awarded the nation which is a hotspot for romantic destination weddings and honeymoons.

Antigua and Barbuda named Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination at 2013 World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony

Antigua and Barbuda has won the award for the "Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination" at the 2013 World Travel Awards Caribbean and The Americas Gala Ceremony.

The twin-island Caribbean nation was recognised at the 20th World Travel Awards ceremony which was held at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa on 14th September, 2013. The Caribbean islands are a favourite for couples planning destination weddings and honeymoons.

"After years of cultivating our Wedding and Honeymoon market it is indeed an honour to be recognised by an organisation like the World Travel Awards as the ‘Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination', especially since the selection is made by members of the travel trade and consumers"

"We are excited to receive this top accolade however I would like to recognise the hard work and dedication of our hotels, tourism partners and all workers in the hospitality industry, that without their efforts this achievement would not be possible. We intend through continued strategic marketing and improvements to our tourism product, to continually enhance the visitor experience."

Stated John Maginley, the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation.

The nation of Antigua and Barbuda lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and is famous for its wide collection of beautiful pristine pink and white sand beaches; one for every day of the year.

With sweeping sandy beaches fringed by turquoise ocean waters and swaying coconut palm trees, it's no surprise that the islands are a hotspot for romantic relaxing honeymoons and weddings abroad.

It's easy for brides and grooms to tie the knot on the islands because there are no residency requirements so couples can enjoy "same-day" Caribbean weddings.

Coupes can choose from idyllic beach weddings at sunset, ceremonies in lush tropical gardens, or vows in ballrooms at upscale beachfront hotels and resorts.

The island nation has received awards from Brides Magazine and About.com as one of the Caribbean's top places for destination weddings and honeymoons and The Huffington Post recently named Antigua and Barbuda as one of the world's top five honeymoon destinations.

The World Travel Awards are hailed as the "Oscars of the travel industry" by the global media, and the Caribbean and The Americas Ceremony honoured the destinations, hotels and organisations that have largely contributed to the Caribbean tourism and hospitality sector over the past 12 months.

The WTA Grand Final Ceremony will be taking place at the La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar on 30th November, 2013.

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