Trinidad and Tobago voted World's Best Tourist Destination
Trinidad and Tobago voted favorite cultural destination
Press Release 2011
Trinidad (December 3, 2011) - Trinidad and Tobago has been voted the World's Best Tourist Destination for 2012 and has also been declared the favorite cultural destination in 2012.
The announcement was made on October 9 when tourism organizations from 27 European Union member states voted unanimously during the Autumn Meeting of the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade in Bucharest, Romania.
The designation of the World's Best Tourist Destination is the highest honor to be awarded for a country's achievements in tourism. Among the reasons for the award, the destination was lauded for the respect of cultural patrimony and traditions in offering tourists opportunities to participate in festivals such as Holi, Hosay, Divali, Corpus Christi, Eid-ul-Fitr, Tobago Heritage Festival, Tobago Fest and Trinidad's greatest show on earth - Carnival. Trinidad and Tobago's dedication to the protection of the environment, especially along the east coast, wetlands, beaches and ecological and geographical biodiversity was also hailed.