Barbados Tourism Authority Names CheapCaribbean.com 2009 Tour Operator of the Year

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The Barbados Tourism Authority has named CheapCaribbean.com “Tour Operator of the Year” and “Top Producer” for 2009, recognizing the strong partnership between the Caribbean island of Barbados and the largest dedicated online provider of beach vacation packages to the Caribbean and Mexico.

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By providing great value along with Caribbean travel expertise, CheapCaribbean.com has built a loyal base of customers that we hope to welcome to Barbados for years to come.

The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) has honored CheapCaribbean.com 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 CheapCaribbean.com 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 CheapCaribbean.com 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, CheapCaribbean.com 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. CheapCaribbean.com 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 CheapCaribbean.com customers love Barbados!”

About CheapCaribbean.com
CheapCaribbean.com is the largest dedicated online provider of beach vacation packages to the Caribbean and Mexico, delivering great value along with exceptional customer service and expertise to more than 250,000 customers each year. Visitors to CheapCaribbean.com can search for deals by resort, destination, or cruise, read extensive customer reviews, and find the best price around available travel dates through the site’s unique CheapFinder technology. With every vacation package, the company provides hurricane and weather insurance, and a Sunshine Protection Plan good for $100 off if it rains, at no extra charge to the customer. Founder “Caribbean Jim” Hobbs, a leading expert on affordable beach travel to the Caribbean and Mexico, dispenses travel advice and tips via email, Twitter, Facebook and his blog. For more information visit http://www.cheapcaribbean.com or call 800-915-2322.

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