In acknowledging the award MarryCaribbean.Com’s CEO Jacqueline Johnson said, “The Caribbean competes with countries around the world to attract international travelers and we are elated that Marry Caribbean.Com has been named The World’s Best Wedding Agency by the elite members of The Shanghai Travelers Club. It is fulfilling to continue to make strides in this important market on behalf of the Caribbean’s tourism industry”.
According to John Liu, the executive vice-president and head of Greater China at Google, 85% of travelers do their research on the net and the average traveler does 55 online searches before a booking. Comparing and looking for information is very easy now he said and all kinds of information are available on the internet. New technology and media has changed the way of tourism is marketed and the industry continues to see travelers turn to the internet to do research on potential destinations and do their bookings online.
Mrs. Johnson agrees with Mr. Lui, attributing the success of MarryCaribbean.Com to a careful blend of content development that leads with riveting storytelling and product associations that are relevant and engages the interest of the Chinese. She finds that Chinese consumers are moving away from a price-based choice model to an experienced-based choice model demanding higher quality services, and seeking individual travel experiences. She attributes the success of MarryCaribbean.Com to her ability to respond rapidly to market demands in order to meet those needs.
“Today’s consumers are empowered and travel savvy and know more about their travel options than ever before. At MarryCaribbean.com we pride ourselves on providing the tools to enable them to make informed choices with ready access to our advertisers and their products” she concluded.
MarryCaribbean.Com is in exclusive company with other winners including:
Le Meurice, France, with the World’s Best Hotel; Gstaad, Switzerland, the World’s Most Welcoming City; Shanti Maurice, Mauritius, the World’s Best Spa Resort; Private Jet Journeys, the World’s Best Private Jets Charter Agency; The World’s Best USA Luxury Travel Agency: Luxe Travel, Hawaii.
MarryCaribbean.com offers the internet’s most complete listing of Caribbean destination wedding and honeymoon resources. Designed to encourage visitor interaction, the site offers new and innovative ways to make a Caribbean wedding an extraordinary experience, and satisfies the demands of the most discerning couples.
Jacqueline Johnson was Executive Travel Director of Brides Magazine, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Brides Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Brides.com. She has also served as VP/Associate Publisher for Bridal Guide Magazine. For over two decades she served on the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) with the Ministers and Directors of Tourism for 33 separate countries, and for the past 10 years she has been a member of the Executive Committee. She is also the recipient of CTO’s Medal of Excellence as one of the 50 Most Influential Persons in the Caribbean. Johnson is Chairman of the CTO Foundation, an organization that raises funds to further the education of outstanding Caribbean citizens who have demonstrated a career commitment to tourism; and she is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC). She is a contributor to Travel Agent Magazine and is frequently invited to speak on the wedding and honeymoon travel market.