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Antigua Ranks in Top

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:27 am
by KarenS
A report published by American Express Travel shows that St Lucia is the world's top destination for weddings.
Several other Caribbean countries also featured in the top ten list.

The report says St Lucia emerged as the favourite location for weddings beating off competition from other tourism hot spots such as Las Vegas and the Maldives. Barbados placed second, fourth went to Antigua and Jamaica came out seventh, rounding off the Caribbean islands' entry in the top ten.

Couples are now flying to the Caribbean to wed as they search for the perfect romantic getaway to share one of, if not, the most important event of their lives.

St Lucia's tourism minister Phillip J Pierre has welcomed the news that his country is now the premier wedding location. "I am very pleased, and I want to thank the private sector," said Mr Pierre , congratulating hoteliers and workers in the tourism industry for offering a winning package to visitors.

Britons prefer the Caribbean
A key finding of the American express survey was that among the British, the Caribbean is the top destination for couples looking to tie the knot.

However, the Caribbean still has to make up some ground on competing destinations in terms of its honeymoon offerings. Mauritius came out on top as the number one honeymoon location.

Barbados was the highest ranked Caribbean honeymoon location, in third place. Fifth placed Antigua was the only other Caribbean country in the top ten honeymoon locations list.

Courtesy of BBC Caribbean