27 February 2012
The St. Lucia Pitons are the only Caribbean landmark to land a spot in the World Travel Awards (WTA) “Most Romantic Places to Propose This Leap Year” list.
According to tradition, during a leap year women can get down on bended knee and ask their dithering partner to take their hand in marriage. (Damn I guess Crissy from Love and Hip Hop forgot about that..lol)
With 29 February 2012 fast approaching, World Travel Awards (WTA) has selected the ten most romantic spots on earth for the fairer sex to pop the question:
1. Taj Mahal, India
2. Lewa Downs, Kenya
4. Rialto Bridge, Venice
5. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
6. Roseberry Topping, Yorkshire
7. Sahara Desert, Morocco
8. The Pitons, St Lucia
9. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
10. Snowshill, Cotswolds, UK
Manon Han, Executive Vice President, WTA, says: “Proposing to your loved one is always going to a nerve-wracking moment, especially with the added pressure of being a lady. But choosing a fitting location can go a long way in swaying the outcome favorably.”
Yep, Pitons are definitely a good choice; and you don’t have to be near the Pitons to actually enjoy them. Couples can catch magnificent views of the peaks from a number of hotels and villas including Ladera Resort.
The leap year also coincides with the submission deadline for WTA’s 2012 Grand Tour, a global search for the best travel organizations in the world.
Travel organizations that aspire to be the best in their sector are invited to apply for WTA’s 2012 programme by 29 February 2012. Entry forms can completed online or downloaded from www.worldtravelawards.com/nominate.
WTA, the “Oscars of the travel industry”, is recognized globally as the highest accolade in travel and tourism, and serves to raise the service standards throughout the tourism industry.
The complete list of nominations will be announced in time for ITB Berlin in March.
WTA’s 2012 Grand Tour will include regional legs in Dubai (UAE), Turks & Caicos, Nairobi (Kenya), The Algarve (Portugal) and Seoul (South Korea). The winners of these regional heats will progress to the Grand Final, which will take place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India in December.
Article taken from Caribbean Celebs.