A ceremony honored picks of the best hotels, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, outfitters, and transportation brands in travel as chosen by Travel & Leisure readers. Among the top picks: Seychelles.
About 130 guests joined Travel & Leisure Publisher, Mr. Joseph Messer, and Travel & Leisure editor, Mr. Nathan Lump, at 620 Loft & Garden at the Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday, July 20, to celebrate the 2016 Annual World’s Best Awards.
David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa and the Americas, was present to receive an award for Seychelles – named by Travel & Leisure Readers as the No. 1 Island in Africa & the Middle East – Worlds Best Award 2016.
Mr. Germain said: “The Seychelles Tourism Board and Seychelles as a whole is extremely proud of this achievement; Seychelles is a unique group of islands with outstanding natural beauty and unique attractions, a destination with a committed approach to sustainable tourism, providing an example of best practice for other destinations around the world.
“The award helps to garner recognition, and provide a significant amount of visibility for our islands to a worldwide audience. It proves further that our beautiful islands are becoming more and more popular, topping the list of the most desirable holiday destinations worldwide.”