Antigua and Barbuda Awarded Most Romantic Destination 3rd Consecutive Year

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St. John’s: Antigua and Barbuda has been awarded the ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination’ as released by the World Travel Awards.  The destination has now won the award for a third consecutive year in a row.

The winners of the World Travel Awards are voted for by tourism professionals around the world, and the award recognizes the commitment and excellence that the organization has shown over the past twelve months.

Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the easiest Caribbean islands to get married in.  With no residency requirement, the destination hosts a record number of marriages annually and has gained recognition as a leader in the wedding, honeymoon and romance market. The destination boasts award-winning properties, romance-inducing landscapes, and has a luxurious beach for every day of the year.

This year, Antigua played host to celebrities, footballer Lionel Messi and American Idol winner Chris Blue who honeymooned on island with their wives. Antigua was also the location of choice for the debut bridal collection photo shoot of noted New York based fashion designer Chen Burkett.

Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, The Honourable Asot A. Michael said: “We continue to ensure that the process of getting married in Antigua and Barbuda is as hassle-free as possible. Additionally, we are committed to capturing an even greater share of this market by developing new products and concepts to appeal to modern couples in search of romance.”

Each year in June, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority holds its “June is Romance Month” promotion. The promotion highlights Antigua and Barbuda’s strengths as a destination of choice for romance travel.  Throughout the month there are a variety of special destination wedding and honeymoon packages available making the process of planning a romantic escape much easier.

The destination also launched the world’s first tourism social media channel dedicated entirely to romance on Facebook on February 14 2017. The ‘Antigua Barbuda Romance’ channel is an interactive platform that provides visitors with the best information and tools for those planning their perfect romantic trip. To find out more, visit the ‘Antigua Barbuda Romance’ platform atwww.facebook.com/AntiguaBarbudaRomance

The island of Antigua is open for business and continues to welcome couples in search of romance, luxurious and intimate accommodation, and invigorating experiences, to the island. For more information go to: www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

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ABOUT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Voted the World Travel Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017 Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination, the twin-island paradise offers visitors two uniquely distinct experiences, ideal temperatures year-round, a rich history, vibrant culture, exhilarating excursions, award-winning resorts, mouth-watering cuisine and 365 stunning pink and white-sand beaches – one for every day of the year. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua comprises 108-square miles with rich history and spectacular topography that provides a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Antigua’s tourism events calendar includes the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, and the annual Antigua Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Barbuda, Antigua’s smaller sister island, is the ultimate celebrity hideaway. The island lies 27 miles north-east of Antigua and is just a 15-minute plane ride away. Barbuda is known for its untouched 17 mile stretch of pink sand beach and as the home of the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere.  Find information on Antigua & Barbuda at: www.visitantiguabarbuda.com or  follow us on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/antiguabarbuda  Facebook www.facebook.com/antiguabarbudaInstagramwww.instagram.com/AntiguaandBarbuda

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