St Lucia to host the World Travel Awards Caribbean and The Americas 2023

The paradise island of Saint Lucia will host the Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony 2023 of the World Travel Awards (WTA)!


Leading travel industry professionals from all across the region will attend the red-carpet event on 26 August 2023. The World Travel Awards will kick off a whole week-long celebration of travel and tourism.

There’s also the President’s Reception that will take place at the World Travel Awards winners’ ceremony.

What are The World Travel Awards?

In 1993, the WTA was established to identify and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand, recognised globally, is the ultimate hallmark of quality.

WTA gala ceremonies are massive networking opportunities in the travel industry. Industry leaders, governments and media attend this VIP event. These regional ceremonies cover the globe and celebrate collective as well as individual successes in each region.

Founder of the World Travel Awards, Graham Cooke, says: “I am honoured to unveil Saint Lucia as the host of our Caribbean & Americas Gala Ceremony 2023, in this our landmark 30th anniversary.”

“Saint Lucia is helping to spearhead the recovery of travel and tourism in the Caribbean, and I am delighted this captivating island will form a crucial part of our anniversary tour.”

More about the 2023 Word Travel Awards host: Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a volcanic island in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Its majestic peaks reach for the heavens with the splendour of its lush green rainforests and the hypnotising blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, providing a mesmerizing reason to visit.

Saint Lucia is well known for its large number of beaches and luxury resorts. Subsequently, it’s a popular tourist site that boasts tropical weather and scenery. Add to this list unique cuisine, exciting sports and adventure activities and you’ve got yourself the prefect vacation destination.

“We are excited to host the prestigious World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony 2023 and join forces with the global travel and tourism industry to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Travel Awards” says Honorable Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture & Information, Saint Lucia.

“The impact travel and tourism have on our island’s economy cannot be overstated.”

Lorine Charles-St Jules, CEO, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, also expressed her excitement about the Authority’s association with the WTA brand. She remarked: “This will be an incredible boost to our tourism sector as we continue to aim for excellence in the hospitality industry.”

“We are delighted to welcome leaders from across the world and to immerse them in the hospitality and culture of our stunningly beautiful island.”

Event details

When: 26 August 2023.
Where: Sandals Grande St. Lucian.
Who: Thought-leaders from the travel and tourism sector.