Regional tourism development agency presents 10 awards to top Caribbean and US journalists for exceptional coverage of the Caribbean
NEW YORK, NY, 4 June, 2015 – Some of the top travel writers and photographers from the Caribbean and the US were celebrated at an exclusive event here in recognition of their outstanding coverage of the Caribbean region.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, presented awards to nine journalists for the exceptional role they played in 2014 in driving Caribbean tourism through their coverage of the region. The awards were presented at the CTO Travel Media Awards Luncheon at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on Thursday 4 June, as part of the programme of activities for Caribbean Week New York. It was co-sponsored by the New York Times and Jamaica and was attended by several Caribbean tourism ministers, directors and dignitaries, as well as industry executives and other well regarded journalists.
The following are the winners:

Been There, Wrote That – Best Feature Article In A Consumer Magazine

Jad Davenport – Islands – Proof of Paradise (Martinique)


I Couldn’t Have Written Better Myself – Best Feature In A Consumer Newspaper

Baz Dreisinger – New York Times – On a Caribbean Rum Trail



Inner Circle King– Best Feature Article In A Trade Publication

Brian Major – Travel Pulse  – History Lessons Live at Martinique’s La Savane des Esclaves (Martinique)

Virtual Visitor Award – Best Online Feature

Luisita Lopez Torregrosa – New York Times  – Seeing the Whole of Antigua (Antigua & Barbuda)

Golden Mic – Best Broadcast Feature 

Better Mornings Atlanta (CBS Atlanta) – Better Cooking segment with the Jamaican sisters, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau

Not Lost in Translation (Best Feature by a US or Caribbean Journalist that appeared in Foreign Media)

Samantha Diaz – El Nueva Dia – Una Francia en el Caribe (Martinique)


From Infinity…And Abroad! (Best Feature by a foreign Journalist that appeared in US or Caribbean Media)  

Eric Vohr – Dallas Morning News  – Explore Volcanic Mountains in Dominica (Dominica)

Oh Snap!– Best Photograph accompanying a feature 

Michaela Urban – The New York Times – Explore Volcanic Mountains in Dominica

No Anansi Story! (Best Feature by a Caribbean Journalist) 

Peter Swain – MACO  – Nevisian Fare (Nevis)

They Like Me, They Really Like Me! – Best of the Best

Baz Dreisinger – New York Times – On a Caribbean Rum Trail


A record 125 entries were received this year in nine categories and judged by a panel of media and public relations experts led by chief judge, Yuriy Boykiv, the CEO of Findr Group, a leading group of advertising and communications agencies. The other judges were Josh Khan of the public relations agency, Khan Travel Communications; Steven Lott, director of international corporate communications at The Boeing Company; Jeffrey Ory, president and CEO of il Stratega and chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Travel & Tourism Section; and Deborah Wakefield, VP of communications & public relations at CityPASS® and chair of the associates council of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

Click here for photographs from the various Caribbean Week New York events.

1.Romance Pavilion

2.Media Award

3.Directors and minister meeting

4.Allied Programme

5.Disapora Forum

6.Travel Agent Programme

Caribbean Week sponsors and supporters include by Academy Engraving, American Express, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, ASM, Academy Engraving, Association of Travel Marketing Executives, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Airlines, Caribbean News Service, Caribbean Open Tour – Martinique; CarnivalInfo.com, Cayman Islands, CitiTech Solutions, Conde Nast, Curacao, Dominica, Empire State Building, Grace Foods, Haiti, Jamaica, Laura Davidson Public Relations, Lou Hammond & Associates, Manhattan Beer, Martinique, MarryCaribbean.com, Montserrat, The New York Times, Puerto Rico, Routes, St. Kitts, Saint Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, The Atrebor Group, Travel + Leisure, Trinidad & Tobago, TripAdvisor, Unique Vacations/Sandals Inc, US Virgin Islands and Wyndham New Yorker.

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