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Barbados Launches Inaugural Global Tourism Media Awards in Time for National Jubilee Celebrations

barbados Global Tourism Media Awards

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS (March 23, 2016) – Travel writers and journalists on the tourism beat in Barbados’ primary source markets are being invited to enter the island’s inaugural Barbados Tourism Media Awards – the jubilee edition. International media practitioners have until July 31 to enter.

BTMI CEO, William Griffith, confirmed that the awards would form an official part of the tourism entity’s calendar of events to mark Barbados’ 50th anniversary of independence.

“Without a doubt travelers are influenced by stories they see and hear about a destination.  In acknowledgment of the positive impact this coverage can have on their decision to visit Barbados, we thought it fit to confer awards of excellence to our media partners.”

Awards will be offered in 12 categories including:

So You Know Your Stuff…

Best Feature Article in a Trade Publication

 Spoken Like a True Bajan!

Best Feature Article in a Consumer Publication

Home Drums Beat Loudest/ All ah We

Best Feature by a Caribbean-based Journalist in Caribbean media

 Is that an accent?

Best Feature by Foreign Journalist in Foreign Media

 Yup! You Told Em’!

Best Story by a Blogger

 How can this Knot be Love?

Best Story on Romance

 Golden Pen

Best Story in a Luxury Publication

Shaken not Stirred

Epicurean Excellence Media Award


Best Photo in Conjunction with a Feature Article

Golden Mic

Best Feature Broadcast

Take a Bow!

Best of the Best by the Judges of all Submissions

 Tourism is our Business/ Let’s Talk Tourism

Best story by a Barbadian Journalist in a Local Publication

Entries must have been published during the period July 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016 and will only be eligible if they meet the criteria set out in the official rules.  Finalists will be invited to join the official awards presentation during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), which will be held in Barbados from September 12 – 17, 2016.

For more information, interest persons are invited to visit www.barbadostourismmediaawards.com or email pr@visitbarbados.org.