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Antigua-Barbuda recognised as the Caribbean's leading honeymoon destination
Published on September 18, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda confirmed its title as the ‘Romance Capital of the Caribbean’ when the destination was recognised as the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 20th anniversary of the World Travel Awards Caribbean and The Americas Gala Ceremony held on Saturday.

The elite travel awards event ,which is known as the “Oscars” of the travel industry, recognises and awards excellent performance throughout various areas of the world travel and tourism industry.

“After years of cultivating our wedding and honeymoon market it is indeed an honour to be recognised by an organization 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,” said John Maginley, minister of tourism and civil aviation. “We are excited to receive this top accolade; however, I would like to recognize 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.”

By winning the WTA for the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” it automatically affords Antigua and Barbuda the opportunity to be nominated within the same category at the WTA Global Awards. This is an accolade that the destination will be striving to coup from its Caribbean competitors.

The tropical landscape and natural beauty of Antigua and Barbuda, with its beautiful secluded beaches and coves, is the perfect backdrop for romance. This coupled with the destination’s easy wedding requirements, which allow couples wanting to get married to do so in less than 24 hours, make the destination the perfect paradise for any couple wanting to be wed.

There are no residency requirements to obtain a marriage licence and the paperwork is almost hassle-free. A couple can literally have a “same-day” destination wedding with numerous options available to accommodate every couple’s needs.

Antigua and Barbuda has also received several accolades by both Brides Magazine and as one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for weddings and honeymoons. The Huffington Post has also recently cited Antigua and Barbuda as one of the top five honeymoon destinations in the world.
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