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SVG wins award for New York Times article

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – This country’s tourism product has landed yet another award this year.

The Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture announced Friday that it had been notified by Kahn Travel Public Communication Relations and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, that this country has won the Caribbean Week “Best Consumer Newspaper Feature” category.

The award come for the New York Times story “Bequia: Getting Away From the Getaways” by travel writer Jeremy W. Peters, who was guest of the Tourism Authority in 2010.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/travel/bequia-a-caribbean-getaway-from-the-getaways.html

The article, which ran in both print and online versions of the newspaper last November, featured several of the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines but focused on Bequia.

This award follows on the heels several prestigious media and organisations’ ranking for must see destinations for 2012, namely:

  • 3rd of “12 Hottest Travel Destination 2012 (Travel and Leisure)
  • 5th of “The World’s Top Destination for 2012” (CNN)
  • “Top 50 Places to Travel for 2012” (Toronto Star)
  •  #17 of ” The 45 Places to Visit in 2012″ (New York Times)
  • “Top 12 Destinations to Travel for 2012” (Today Travel Show)

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10 thoughts on “SVG wins award for New York Times article

  1. Some positive news for SVG! LETS HURRY UP AND GET THAT AIRPORT FINISH…SO MILLIONS OF TOURIST WILL BE POURING INTO SVG.

    YES, JUST BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME.

    Posted by Saadiss | May 27, 2012, 17:47
  2. If the government will support the Regatta more fully. Bequia and the Grenadines can outclass any vacation spot in the world. The Regatta also need to do more promotions and include many more events, to be a world class sailing event. I don’t understand why surfing is not included.
    It must also be run by the people of Bequia not foreigners posing as natives of Bequia.
    Of course the ratings have nothing to do with the main land. Let the tourism minister show me where he has spent a cent to promote the Grenadines. I am sure he’s taking all the credit, but for what?

    Posted by pvpalmer | May 27, 2012, 20:50
  3. WOWW!!! SVG definitely moving forward!!!

    Posted by no-nonsense | May 27, 2012, 20:59
  4. I expect to see more “CUT AND PASTE” by the NDP IDIOTS!!!!!

    Posted by no-nonsense | May 29, 2012, 15:19
  5. Kudos to Dr Friday,who maages to keep up bequia,despite not being as well funded as someone who could never win an election in bequia,kudos to the bequia people who kept their dignity rather than give into the rapacious ways of the ulp

    Posted by Jahu | May 29, 2012, 19:49
    • What has friday done in bequia? I am not saying he hasnt done, but i will like someone to tell me what is it he has done.

      Posted by John | May 30, 2012, 10:43
  6. BEQUIA, cum rest of The GRENADINES are really MOVING FORWARD._

    Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS | May 29, 2012, 21:24
  7. Congratulations to the ULP GOVERNMENT for IMPROVING the TOURISM PRODUCT and the EDUCATION SYSTEM in BEQUIA. The STUDENTS of BEQUIA now have a BRAND NEW SCHOOL thus NO LONGER has to use a PIT LATRINE in this the 21st century, thanks to this PROGRESS POLICIES of the ULP GOVERNMENT.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | May 30, 2012, 12:21
  8. VINCYPOWA, you moron, Jeremy W. Peters won the award for an article he wrote about SVG. How can SVG lay claim to the glory of an article written by a correspondent.

    In any case its about Bequia, that only by default is part of SVG, we don’t deserve them when you consider the spiteful treatment meted out to them by Gonsalves.

    Posted by Peter | May 30, 2012, 18:56
  9. THANK YOU TO DORIS AND HER HUSBAND FOR BEING AVID SUPPORTERS OF GONSALVES.

    Posted by Peter | June 12, 2012, 20:36

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