According to a release from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, top travel website AOL Travel announced that St. Kitts & Nevis earned the #4 spot on its 10th January list as compiled by journalist Jordan Simon. This achievement follows closely on the recent 10th December release which ranked St. Kitts on its top 10 list for 2011 by British Airways. St Kitts achieved the number 4 rank on both lists.
In response to the achievement, Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport said, “Earning this distinction from two top travel entities is a clear indication that our strategy for the development of St. Kitts’ destination experience is working.
“We have been making significant strides forward in terms of new developments while ensuring that our natural assets, rich heritage and authentic local culture remain intact and protected. This welcome publicity from AOL Travel and British Airways is only the beginning of the rewards that our efforts will bring to the island and people of St. Kitts & Nevis,” he added.
Meanwhile, British Airways revealed its list of top ten destinations for 2011 in a December 2010 press release which ranked St Kitts with Marrakech, San Diego and New York as its highest projected growth destinations for the next year.
The airline launched weekly service to St. Kitts from London (Gatwick) in January 2009, which was subsequently increased to twice weekly in March 2010. British Airways was also named St. Kitts’ Tourism Partner of the Year in the island’s 10th Annual Tourism Awards in October 2010.