Vivica Fox to host 2014 World Travel Awards in Anguilla

Amid flourishing tourism and a growing reputation as one of the world’s premier travel destinations, Anguilla has been selected to host the 2014 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final, to be held December 7, 2014.  Award-winning actress Vivica A. Fox (“Independence Day”, “Batman & Robin,” “Why do Fools Fall in Love”) will headline this prestigious event among an exciting array of presenters and performers.

For the first time in its rich history, Anguilla will host the distinguished gala ceremony, hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry.” The heralded event is set to take place on the picturesque island, celebrating the year’s top performers in travel, tourism and hospitality who continue to innovate and drive the industry forward.  Joining those honored will be hundreds of dignitaries, luminaries and international media, as well as government and industry leaders who continue to set the standard of excellence in travel.

“This is a very exciting milestone for Anguilla,” said Hon. Haydn Hughes, Anguilla’s Parliamentary Secretary with responsibility for Tourism and Sports. “Tourism is a vital part of our economy, and we have been working closely with the local and international businesses community to implement a number of groundbreaking initiatives over the last two years to generate tourism growth.” The island’s allure derives from the abundant warmth and hospitality of each Anguillian host, who have earned the global reputation as the “World’s Friendliest People.”  Boasting 33 immaculate beaches, Anguilla is laden with powder-soft vanilla sands and voluptuous swells of brilliant turquoise waters in hues that defy imagination.

The luxurious CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa has been chosen to showcase the distinguished Gala Ceremony. General Manager Stephane Zaharia said the resort is working around the clock to prepare for the prestigious event.  “Recognition by the World Travel Awards is rightly seen as the highest accolade in the tourism sector.  We look forward to extending our rich tradition of hospitality to the attending global travel specialists and invite each of them to experience our renowned culinary, wine and golf offerings in this unparalleled setting,” explained Zaharia.

The multi-award winning CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa harbors an exceptional setting for the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony. Situated in the crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay, CuisinArt offers luxurious suites and villas, an exceptional range of fine dining experiences, the highly revered Venus Spa, and a thrilling challenge for golf aficionados at the resort’s stunning 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Design Championship Course.

This is the first of a myriad of exciting partnerships,” explains Marvet Britto, President & CEO of The Britto Agency, the Global Branding and Public Relations Strategists for Anguilla. “We are laser-focused on continuing our development of innovative new market solutions, while continuing to conceive and attract world class, high-profile events to take place in Anguilla as a result of our comprehensive Global Rebranding Exercise. The World Travel Awards will not only showcase and incorporate the island’s spirited culture and history, but will also introduce guests to Anguilla’s greatest resource, its people, whose warmth and heart will continue to position the island to lure the next generation of discerning travelers.”

The World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the most celebrated event in the travel industry, a venue for government and industry leaders to connect with international print and broadcast media. Winning a World Travel Award has a proven track record of significantly raising a company’s profile, and escalating profitability and recognition.


A hidden jewel piercing the seascape of the treasured northern Caribbean, the striking and peerless island of Anguilla is a British overseas territory tucked eight miles North of St. Martin, and 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. Offering a world-class island experience, upholding its coveted footprint as the leading destination for discerning travelers, the unspoiled paradise epitomizes “Tranquility Wrapped in Blue”: pristine shores that embrace the vast Atlantic Ocean, enveloped by the Caribbean Sea’s beckoning waters.  The island’s allure derives from the abundant warmth and hospitality of each Anguillian host, who collectively have earned the global reputation as the “World’s Friendliest People.”

Boasting 33 immaculate beaches, Anguilla is laden with powder-soft vanilla sands and voluptuous swells of brilliant turquoise waters in hues that defy imagination.  As the widely celebrated “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” Anguilla offers over 100 nostalgic and modern restaurants spanning a multitude of cuisines. Luxurious accommodations range from beautifully appointed Charming Escapes and visually stunning villas, to quaint bed & breakfast outposts and award-winning, five-star resorts.  Anguilla has become an exuberant memory vessel that holds an endearing place in the hearts of all who visit.

The island is easily accessible by a number of ways. You can journey to paradise via ferryboat through St. Martin; get there by private charter or sea shuttle via St. Maarten; fly from San Juan via Rainbow Express, Tradewind Aviation or Cape Air; or enjoy a short, scenic plane ride from St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Travelers from the UK and Continental Europe can connect from Antigua via British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, traveling onward to Anguilla with LIAT. Daily non-stop and direct service is received from a number of international cities through major carriers; including, American Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, KLM, Delta, Jet Blue, United Airlines and WestJet. Voyaging to the island directly can be arranged through Trans Anguilla and Anguilla Air Services.   (Caribbean Tourism Organisation)

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