Barbados has received five nominations in USA Today’s annual travel expert poll

Barbadians are urged to vote for the island in the USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards.

With a total of five nominations in four categories, Barbados has been recognised in the categories of Best Caribbean Attraction, Best Restaurant in the Caribbean, Best Caribbean Golf Course and Best Caribbean Dive Site.

A panel of travel experts have nominated their top picks in each category and it is now our turn to pick a winner. Voting has already begun and continues daily up until January 30, 2017. William “Billy” Griffith, CEO, BTMI mentioned, “We at the BTMI are ecstatic at the recent nominations and I commend the staff’s efforts and also our overseas partners for not only getting persons to visit the island but they are loving it and we want to encourage Barbados to vote daily.”

St. Nicholas Abbey is currently ranked 2 out of 20 in the Best Caribbean Attraction category, whilst in the Best Restaurant in the Caribbean, The Cliff Restaurant sits at number 13 out of 20 on the leader-board. Coming in at position 4 out of 20 is the Green Monkey at Sandy Lane for the Best Caribbean Golf Course award and in the final category; Best Caribbean Dive Site, Carlisle Bay ranks 4th behind Belize, Bonaire and Honduras.

These nominations reflect the high quality of our tourism product and indicate the overall satisfaction of visitors who explore our island. As the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) seeks to maintain our high standard, we must commend those responsible for the nominated sites for understanding the importance of our tourism industry, and showcasing Barbados at its best.

Griffith has called upon the citizens of Barbados to vote daily to ensure Barbados cops all its categories.

Griffith mentioned, “This is an excellent opportunity for the island to rally together and to continue to show the world what Barbados has to offer.”

The public is invited to vote daily and is limited to one vote per person, per category, per day.

Below is the list of nominated categories for voting purposes:

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