HONOURS TRAVEL JOURNALISTS AT TRINIDAD & TOBAGO-SPONSORED MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY DURING CARIBBEAN WEEK IN NEW YORK

NEW YORK, NY (6 June, 2013) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) recognized travel journalists covering the region at the CTO Media Awards Luncheon at Caribbean Week in New York. The luncheon, held at the New Yorker Hotel on Thursday 6 June, was sponsored by Trinidad & Tobago. After brief remarks from the Trinidad & Tobago Minister of Tourism, Hon. Stephen Cadiz, CTO's secretary general, Hugh Riley, presented the following awards to well deserving travel journalists in front of a packed audience of tourism ministers, directors and other dignitaries from the Caribbean, industry executives and other well regarded journalists: Been There, Wrote That – Best Feature Article In A Consumer Magazine Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, for her feature article on Trinidad & Tobago carnival entitled, “The Greatest Show On Earth: Starring You” in Caribbean Travel + Life    I Couldn’t Have Written Better Myself – Best Feature In A Consumer Newspaper Patti Nickell, for her feature article on Dominica entitled, “Beautifully Kept Secret” in the Lexington Herald-Leader    Inner Circle King – Best Feature Article In A Trade Publication Gay Nagle Myers for her story on St, Kitts & Nevis entitled, “Sweet Retreat on St. Kitts and Nevis” in Travel Weekly    Virtual Visitor Award – Best Online Feature Alexander Britell, for his story about turtles in Nevis entitled, “Sea Turtles – A Special Kind of Tourist at the Four Seasons Nevis” in Caribbean Journal    No Anansi Story! – Best Feature By A Caribbean Journalist Rickisha St. Louis of Grenada Broadcasting Network for her broadcast feature on St. Eustatius entitled, “Eustatius: The Caribbean's Hidden Treasure” broadcast on the Caribbean Media Corporation’s Carib Vision    Golden Mic – Best Broadcast Feature  Art Fennell for his featured entitled, “Art Fennell Visits Martinique” on Art Fennell Reports on NBC/Comcast    From Infinity…And Abroad – Best International-based Feature in a U.S. Medium Katsuyoshi Tanaka for his feature entitled, “Martinique: Diverse Culture in the French Caribbean” in Phoenix International  In addition, the CTO’s Chairman, Hon. Beverly Nicholson-Doty presented the following best overall award:    They Like Me, They Really Like Me! – Best of the Best Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, for her feature article on Trinidad & Tobago carnival entitled, “The Greatest Show On Earth: Starring You” in Caribbean Travel + Life    The CTO Travel Media Awards entries were judged by a team of public relations and journalism experts, including Head Judge Ellen Tashie Frisin, an Associate Professor at Hofstra University. For more information, contact CTO in New York (212-635-9530) or Barbados (246-427-5242), or visit www.OneCaribbean.org or www.caribbeanweekny.com. Caribbean Week in New York is supported by Academy Engraving, Inc., American Express, Amora Studios, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME),  the Atrebor Group, the Islands Of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Blue Rivers Records, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Butterfly By Design, Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), Cayman Islands, Caribbean Airlines, Cititech Solutions, College of the Bahamas, CTO Allied Members, CTO Foundation, Departures, Destination Weddings, David Williams Funeral Service, Dominica, Don-Ka-Me-Ly-On Productions, El Dorado, Elite Islands Resorts, the Empire State Building, Face of Fashion, Faces of East, Food & Wine, Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Grenada, Grace Foods, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hardbeat Communications, Hilton Curaçao, Hyatt Regency Resorts – Caribbean, Islands, Jamaica, JetBlue Getaways, Jewel Resorts, Kalinago Beach Resort, Laura Davidson Public Relations, Local Bozo, MarryCaribbean.com, Martinique, Monroe College, Nassau/Paradise Island, Princess Hotel Guyana, Puerto Rico, Quinn & Company, RaddisonBlu Resort, Marina & Spa, Reggae Vibes, Saint Lucia, Sandals Resorts International, Saveur, SOWEB Inc., Tower Isles Patties, St Eustatius, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin/St. Maarten, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Travel + Leisure, Trinidad & Tobago, Turnstyle Marketing, Turks & Caicos Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands Community College, University of New Haven, University of Technology Jamaica, University of the West Indies, the United States Virgin Islands and VOGA.      About the Caribbean Tourism Organization The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of over 30 countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination by 2017, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean. Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, research and information technology. In addition the CTO, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, jointly and equally owns the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a marketing and business development entity dedicated to promoting the Caribbean brand worldwide. The CTO’s Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: CTObarbados@caribtourism.com. The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: CTOny@caribtourism.com; The CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail: CTOlondon@caribtourism.com; For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization please visit www.OneCaribbean.org. Get the latest CTO updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism . Connect with CTO on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization.

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