- Published on Saturday, 07 September 2013 05:40
- Written by Caricom News Network
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 6th September 2013 – There is more good news for tourism in St. Kitts. The island has just been named among the 10 Best Caribbean Duty-free Shopping Destinations.
The others are St. Thomas; Curacao; Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas; Aruba; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Santo Domingo; Grand Cayman; Cancun and St. Maarten.
An international survey carried out by the United States company, Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) based on feedback from visitors about their experience to the 21 cruise destinations, found St. Kitts improved its ranking in the overall visit, meeting expectations, taxi/local transportation, historic sites and museums and tour satisfaction categories.
St. Kitts’ overall ranking moved from #4 in 2009 to #2 in 2012.
St. Kitts was named one of the Top 10 Winter Sun Holiday Destinations by PureTravel.com and was rated among the Editor’s Picks for 2012-2013: Best of the Caribbean by Caribbean Travel & Leisure.
St. Kitts was also dubbed one of the 10 Caribbean Islands You Shouldn’t Miss – The Best of the Caribbean in 2012” by SmarterTravel.com as well as one of 5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now by MSNBC (as syndicated from a December 2011/January 2012 article in Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine.
The island was also designated as one of the Top 12 Spots that Should Be On Your List for 2012 by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine.
In addition, many of the island’s tourism attractions were selected as hot spots to experience in 2012.
In January last year, the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was cited as one of 10 Great Places To Explore The World's Best-Kept Secrets by USA Today while Cruise-Addicts.com called Port Zante one of “10 Great Caribbean Cruise Ports.