A three-year-old Barbados company has won the 2008 World Travel Awards accolade for the Caribbean’s Leading Travel Information Website.
The announcement that Totally Barbados won the award for the second year in a row was made Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at the annual World Travel Market in London, England which features over 5,000 exhibitors from 200 countries.
Totally Barbados beat out travel websites from Jamaica, Antigua-Barbuda, St. Kitts-Nevis, Aruba, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
You can find features of more than 3,000 pages of information about Barbados to swiftly help you find the articles, events and other listings on the site.
Brett Callaghan, owner and Managing Director of Totallybarbados.com, who was in London for the 2008 World Travel Market, was elated at winning again: “It’s amazing to win for the second year in a row,” he said after the announcement at the ExCel centre in London, in the presence of officials from the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA).
Callaghan, 34, is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and lived in Canada for 12 years before returning to Barbados to set up the company in 2005.
“I think it’s because we are very informative and the most up-to-date; and Totallybarbados.com is one of only five percent of websites that conform to World Wide Web design standards,” he added.
Callaghan thanked all who voted for Totally Barbados, including the nearly 100 commercial premium supporters of the Totallybarbados.com website, in particular, the retail Jewellery chain Diamonds International, which has been a “platinum supporter” since the website’s inception in 2005.
The 2008 award for the Caribbean’s Leading Travel Information Website was voted on by over 160,000 travel professionals and organizations from more than 160 countries.
The World Travel Awards were initiated in 1993 to celebrate professional excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. Travel professionals and discerning travelers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive.
Brett Callaghan is the founder and managing director of Totally Barbados. I specialize in writing content for the tourism industry for my island home of Barbados. I help companies build strategies to grow their businesses online with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.