Jamaica has been named the Best Destination for Adventure Tourism for 2017 by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) in Berlin, Germany.
The association has also named Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett the Worldwide Tourism Minister of the Year 2017.
PATWA is a professional organisation of travel writers, founded in 1998.
It works with both the public and private sectors to support sustainable growth and improve the quality of travel and tourism.
“The world now knows that Jamaica can host the biggest conferences and that we have some of the best attractions and hotels,” Bartlett said.
He also said he accepted the individual award as Worldwide Tourism Minister of the Year on behalf of the people of Jamaica.
“It is truly humbling to be recognised in this manner at such a major international event,” Bartlett said.
The awards were presented at the just concluded Berlin global tourism trade show, the largest of its kind globally, attracting around 109,000 visitors and 10,000 exhibitors.