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Barbados Tourism Authority names 2009 Tour Operator of the Year

Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) December 17, 2009 - The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) has honored with its "Tour Operator of the Year USA 2009" award, recognizing the strong partnership between the Caribbean island destination and the company that provides affordable beach vacation packages to the Caribbean and Mexico.

In addition, the BTA has presented for the third consecutive year with its "Top Producer for 2009" award, for selling the highest volume of Barbados vacation packages during its "Best of Barbados" promotion.

"We see as a strong partner that is committed to helping us make Barbados a leading Caribbean destination into 2010," said David M. Rice, president and CEO of the Barbados Tourism Authority. "By providing great value along with Caribbean travel expertise, has built a loyal base of customers that we hope to welcome to Barbados for years to come."

The awards were announced at the BTA's 5th annual North America Tour Operator forum, "Connect BGI," on October 16 during a gala awards dinner at The Crane Resort in Barbados. founder "Caribbean Jim" Hobbs and vice president of product development Greg Brown accepted the awards on behalf of the company.

"Barbados was the second Caribbean island I ever visited, and it's always been one of my favorites," said Hobbs. "With some of the best beaches and dining around, and its award-winning Mount Gay® Rum, it's no wonder customers love Barbados!"

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