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Nerdin St. Rose, VP, Marketing & Sales, Saint Lucia Tourist Board and

Graham Cookie, President & Founder, World Travel Awards

Saint Lucia (October 24, 2011) – Saint Lucia accepted the award for “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 2011 Caribbean & The America’s Awards Ceremony on October 19th, travel and tourism’s biggest night of the year. This is Saint Lucia’s ninth win since 2002. Hosted in Montego Bay,Jamaica at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island, the event, now in its 18th year, was established for the purpose of recognizing and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry. As the winner of this regional award, Saint Lucia is also nominated for the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,” to be announced at the World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Final in Doha, Qatar in December.

“We are thrilled to be accepting this award for Saint Lucia as this category includes some of the finest destinations in the Caribbean,” said Nerdin St. Rose, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We work hard to maintain our leadership position as the most romantic destination in the Caribbean and 2012 is poised for additional growth with major on-island developments including multi-million dollar hotel openings and renovations and new visitor attractions.”

Additionally, Saint Lucia’s The Jalousie Plantation was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Hotel.  The Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Spa Resort and Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Spa & Beach Resort was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Resort (second year).