When it comes to traveling overseas, most people tend to choose the Caribbean for their family vacations. Well-known islands like Jamaica, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic usually make it to the top of the list.
However, there are equally exotic islands like Antigua and Barbuda which has gained grounds with tourists and is rising to be one of the Caribbean’s most sought after destinations.
The twin-island’s tourism sector has invested in the country’s amenities like hotels and a new world-class-airport and many visitors visited the island in 2019.
This week, Antigua and Barbuda received its 300,000th visitor, breaking its own record number of visitors from 2018.
2019 was a good year for the twin-island because during the summer holidays, there was a significant 10 percent increase in the number of stayover visitors who went to Antigua and Barbuda for the holidays.
The rapid growth of the twin-island’s tourism sector has not gone unnoticed by Caribbean Travel Awards scheme.
Antigua and Barbuda was adjudged the Caribbean Destination of the Year for 2020 at the 2020 Caribbean Travel Awards owing to it exceeding expectations and setting new records with its tourism industry boost in 2019.
The boost has also made the country an attraction for investors. Best Western hotels and other luxury hoteliers like Rosewood and Waldorf are putting up top-notch hotels in the country.