Dunn’s River Falls and Park (DRFP), was on March 27, 2018 named one of six Caribbean nominees in the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction’ Category of the prestigious Word Travel Awards. The St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) – a subsidiary of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) -managed attraction, was voted most popular and exciting attraction by cruise officials during 2004 and Leading Caribbean Tourist Excursion by the World Travel Awards in November 2009 and 2010 and will once again compete for the coveted prize.
Jomo Pitterson, Manager of DRFP remarked that 2017 has been an outstanding year for the attraction and 2018 seems to be following this trend; he noted that though this is not the first time DFRP is being nominated for the award he believes that this year will be different considering the major upgrades done to the attraction including the addition of the Central Garden and the recently launched online ticketing system. Mr. Pitterson further explained that the improvements made to the attraction have been met with great enthusiasm and has contributed tremendously to the customer experience.
According to the globally recognized World Travel Award, the accolade promotes and develops the global travel and tourism industry by identifying and rewarding excellence. Nominees are selected across three tiers: country, regional and world awards and are shortlisted based on the criteria of either; a previous year’s regional award winner or one of two runners-up, a vetted and approved self-nomination or a vetted and approved World Travel Award commendation.
Winners are selected via an open voting system where selection is done by qualified executives working within the travel and tourism industry as well as by the general public; voting spans a five month period and closes on August 12, 2018. The public is encouraged to visit the World Travel Awards voting portal at https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote in order to cast their vote.
The UDC’s relationship with Dunn’s River Falls and Park began in 1972, when the Corporation acquired the Belmont Property. Since 1998, the UDC has been engaged in major upgrading of the property with a view to ensuring parity with other world class attractions and enriching the Dunn’s River experience.
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
Tel: (876) 656-8031
April 17, 2018