November 25, 2020

Barbados secures several wins at this years Caribbean Tourism Awards

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In an exclusive media awards ceremony held recently by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation () at [email protected], came out on top winning several awards on the night. Best National Newspaper Feature award was received by Ally Farrell for her remarkable piece in The Sun titled ‘Croon with A View’, which beautifully documented her first ever choir experience in Barbados, highlighting just one of Barbados’ unique activities that are available on the island.

Cheryl Carter, UK Director of BTMI was delighted with the results commenting ‘I congratulate the finalists on their achievements and their willingness to showcase the natural beauty and resources of Barbados. One of our main objectives this year has been to represent the island in ways that go beyond the breathtaking aesthetics of our coastline. We have seen a wonderful range of creative stories that represent the multi-faceted nature of Barbadian living, referencing the superb gastronomy, adventure and culture on the island.’

Now in its 11th year, the prestigious annual event held was attended by a range of tourism boards, international travel organisations, top-tier journalists and influencers. Barbados also shone through in several other categories receiving 2nd place for Best Social Media Campaign for India Hobson’s #HaarkoninBarbados showcasing Barbados’ wonderful horticulture. Tim Jibson was awarded 3rd place for ‘Adventures in Radio – Live from Barbados’ in the Best Broadcast Feature category featured on Classic Hits 4FM Dublin, Metro Radio North East and Thames Radio. Roger Sharpe’s fascinating review of surfing life in Barbados titled ‘The Cutter Club’ was given 3rd place for Best Piece of Photo Journalism in Carve Magazine. Last but by no means least, Claire Bennie was awarded 3rd place for Best Consumer Feature for her colourful piece on rum in Barbados, aptly named ‘The Rum Diaries’ featured in Thomas Cook Travel Magazine.

Nominations are put before a select panel of judges who are key figures in publishing, tourism and leisure fields. The industry front-runners are then decided based on their representations of the Caribbean. The awards ceremony aimed to showcase well written features that capture real stories about the Caribbean through the mediums of photography, writing, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade.

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CTO Journalism Awards winners announced

November 2015: Monday 2 November saw the UK Chapter of the CTO host 70 media at the Caribbean media awards event at Fox @Excel, next to the West Entrance of the ExCel Exhibition Centre.

The Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2015 were presented during a networking evening after the first day of World Travel Market and launch of CTO’s Industry Trends Report. The awards evening was attended by almost 120 guests, comprising visiting ministers and their delegations, UK Chapter members and a wide range of journalists from national, trade, consumer and online media.

The awards consisted of eight different categories: best broadcast, TV and radio feature, best consumer feature, best national newspaper feature, best online feature, best piece of photojournalism, best regional newspaper feature, best travel trade feature and best blog feature.

CTO Travel Journalism Awards winners:

Best travel trade feature: Winner: Joanna Booth, Take the Plunge, Travel Weekly
Best piece of photojournalism: Winner: Neil S.Price, Caribbean Blend, Wanderlust
Best blog feature: Winner: Jane Lovatt, The Trundler’s Guide to Cuba, The Trundler
Best broadcast feature: Winner: Cherry Dorrett and Dave Edgar, Ainsley Eats the Streets, Snap TV for Channel 4
Best regional newspaper feature: Winner: Josie Clarke, Caribbean Brings Out the Ninja in Your Kids, Press Association
Best national newspaper feature: Winner: Nigel Tisdall, Secret and Skies and Fantastical Hills, The Daily Telegraph
Best online feature: Winner: Nick Trend, Climbing in St Lucia: the Best View in the Caribbean, The Telegraph Online
Best consumer feature: Winner: Rory Goulding, Great Escape: The Caribbean, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine

For further information contact Frances Amissah or Helen Coop at Four bgb


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