Ja­maica makes big haul at World Travel Awards

Jamaica Gleaner - - HOSPITALITY JAMAICA - Janet Sil­vera Hos­pi­tal­ity Ja­maica Co­or­di­na­tor

FOR THE sixth con­sec­u­tive year, the Mon­tego Bay Con­ven­tion Cen­tre has copped the World Travel Award (WTA) for the Caribbean’s Lead­ing Meet­ings and Con­fer­ence Fa­cil­ity.

Last Satur­day night, the cen­tre’s gen­eral man­ager, Dit­tie Guise shared the spot­light with sev­eral other Ja­maican com­pa­nies recog­nised at the Caribbean and North Amer­ica WTA gala cer­e­mony at San­dals Ochi Beach Re­sort.

Over­whelm­ingly pleased and ex­cited at re­ceiv­ing the award, Guise said, “We are gen­uinely thrilled that we were able to come out on top in a cat­e­gory with such im­pres­sive nom­i­nees. Since in­cep­tion, the Mon­tego Bay Con­ven­tion Cen­tre has fo­cused on pro­vid­ing ster­ling ser­vice to our clients. So, for us, it’s truly an hon­our that val­i­dates the ex­cep­tional ef­fort we place on pro­vid­ing a first-rate con­ven­tion cen­tre we can all be proud of.”

Top­ping the list of awardees was San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional (SRI), as its San­dals and Beaches prop­er­ties walked away with 15 awards, in­clud­ing the Caribbean’s Lead­ing Ho­tel Chain, a ti­tle it has re­ceived 23 times.

Also awarded within SRI’s brand was its phil­an­thropic arm, the San­dals Foun­da­tion, which re­ceived the spe­cial hon­our of Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Projects for its com­mit­ment to mak­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact in the re­gion through ed­u­ca­tion, en­vi­ron­ment and com­mu­nity.

Braco Melia Vil­lage was recog­nised as the Caribbean’s Lead­ing New Ho­tel; Club MoBay was named the

The San­dals and Beaches team in a cel­e­bra­tory mood af­ter win­ning 15 awards, in­clud­ing the Caribbean’s Lead­ing Ho­tel Chain for the 23rd year, dur­ing the World Travel Awards gala at San­dals Ochi Beach Re­sort last Satur­day night.

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