Island a top choice
BARBADOS IS STILL the top pick as a travel destination for many Britons.
In fact, editor of the Sunday Times Magazine, Ed Grendy revealed that the island was the sole country that he had paid to travel to in more than a decade. Grendy was among several travel editors who met with the media this afternoon at the Tamarind Hotel in St James before the staging of the second News UK Travel Awards tonight at The Cliff.
The event is hosted by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. in partnership with British Airways and Elegant Hotels.
Echoing similar comments, travel editor of the Sunday Times Steve Bleach said while new destinations were plenty, the Times readers still preferred to visit the Caribbean since it was a classic; particularly Barbados because it was the most classic.
The Travel Awards event features a variety of influential companies from the UK travel market vying for awards across 22 categories, including Best Travel Website, Best Hotel Chain, Best Overseas Hotel, Best Ski Operator, Best Specialist Tour Operator and The Sunday Times Travel Editor’s Award. (SDB Media)