KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Destination Jamaica continues to excel on the world stage and is the winner of three top awards in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jamaica copped the Best Caribbean Destination title, as voted by Canadian travel agents at Baxter Travel Media’s annual Agents’ Choice Awards Gala, and the World of Cruising Wave Award for Favorite Destination, while the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) won the 2018 TravelAge West WAVE Award for International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support.

MIAMI - This morning Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass took up office as the new President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).

ST. LUCIA - Bay Gardens Hotel and and its sister property Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia have entered the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" Hall of Fame after being recognized for outstanding hospitality for five consecutive years by the influential travel site.

MIAMI - Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon, was officially named by godmother Queen Latifah in a ceremony in New York yesterday that showcased the talented young artists from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital whose artwork adorns the Dreamscape, a stunning three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship's atrium.

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