Business View Caribbean | October 2020

3 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN OCTOBER 2020 O p e n i n g L i n e s O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 O f the three finalists in the Destination of the Year category of the 2020 Seatrade Cruise Awards, Barbados came out on top, winning the stellar award. Congratulating the winners in this the 14th year of the Seatrade Cruise Awards and first ever virtual edition, Seatrade Cruise Group Director, Mary Bond, said that all of the winners were “deserving” of the accolades. BARBADOS WINS DESTINATION OF THE YEAR FOR BEING A CRUISE SAFE HAVEN She said that in 2020 they received a record 133 entries from across the globe and then the independent panel of judges were able to narrow down the entrants to the shortlist. The winners were announced by representatives from the sponsorship partners Oracle Hospitality - the main sponsor, and the individual award sponsors V Ships Leisure and CruiseBaltic. In the Destination of the Year category, which