St. Kitts commended for destination award

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 16th February, 2018 ( – St. Kitts and Nevis placed second in the Best Destination category of the Routes Americas 2018 Awards held in Quito, Ecuador, 13th to 15th February.

According to an article appearing on Routes Online, “the St Kitts Tourism Authority were highly commended in the Destination category and was runner-up behind Las Vegas.”

St.Kitts Tourism Authority CEO Racquel Browne accepted the award on behalf of destination St.Kitts.

In this category, Las Vegas won the Best Destination Award at the Annual Routes Americas 2018 Awards.

According to industry sources, the annual Routes Americas Marketing Awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry, because they are voted for and judged by airlines. It is said that they recognise the outstanding marketing services that have supported the launch of new air routes, or the development of existing services.

Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) was announced the overall winner of the Routes Americas 2018 Marketing Awards at a ceremony in Quito.

In addition to the overall winner, the awards are judged in four categories.

Myrtle Beach International Airport topped the ‘Under 4 Million Passengers’ category; Oakland International Airport won the ‘4 to 20 Million Passengers’ category; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport scooped the ‘Over 20 Million Passengers’ category; and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority topped ‘Destination’ category.

Here is the full list of highly commended and winning organisations:

Overall Winner: Myrtle Beach International Airport

Over 20 million passengers

•Winner: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

•Highly commended: Denver International Airport

4 – 20 million passengers

•Winner: Oakland International Airport

•Highly Commended: Tampa International Airport

Under 4 million passengers

•Winner: Myrtle Beach International Airport

•Highly Commended: Reno-Tahoe International Airport


•Winner: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

•Runner-Up: Highly commended: St Kitts Tourism Authority

The St. Kitts delegation that attended the ceremony comprised CEO Racquel Brown of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Nick Menon, Chairman of the Board of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Airlift Consultant Candice Kimmel, Founder and CEO of Adams Unlimited.

During the three-day event, the St. Kitts delegation met with executives from Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Liat, Southwest Airlines, Seabourne Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet to discuss service to the island.

In addition to these meetings, the Tourism Authority indicated, the delegation attended various conference program sessions.

Top Photo: Marius Jasevicius, Manager, Domestic Route Planning Network Planning for American Airlines (far left) and Alexander McIntyre, Network Planning Analyst for American Airlines (far right) with the delegation from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority: Airlift Consultant Candice Kimmel, Founder and CEO of Adams Unlimited (at left); Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (at center); and Nick Menon, Chairman of the Board of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority at Routes Americas 2018. (Photo: courtesy of Quiport)

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