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19 November 2009 - Earth Times

Described as the ‘Oscars’ of global travel and the tourism industry by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards reveal the ‘best of the best’ in the world. Sunday night, during a glittering gala event in London, the 16th Annual World Travel Awards took place, and Casa de Campo receiving The World’s Leading Golf Resort award.

“It is a great honor that the hard work of all our employees in providing excellent service is recognized. I am also certain that our clients are delighted that their favorite resort has been recognized as the World’s Leading Golf Resort.” said Dr. Claudio Silvestri, President & CEO of Premier Resorts & Hotels the management company for the resort, who was at the event to accept the award, accompanied by Mr. Anibal De Castro, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the UK, and Ana Rita Contreras, Miss Dominican Republic for the Miss World Pageant. “Our affection and special appreciation go to Pete Dye, who designed our five wonderful championship golf courses. Earlier this year, he was inducted to the Golf Hall of Fame and no doubt this new award constitutes another major recognition of his incredible talent.”

Pete Dye created the first championship golf course in the Dominican Republic at Casa de Campo, the Teeth of the Dog, back in 1971. This course has consistently been recognized by golf media as the number one golf course in the Caribbean and among the best in the world. Through his great accomplishments at Casa de Campo, Mr. Dye has been an inspiration for the Dominican Republic, and over the years other beautiful golf courses have been built in the country, which has developed into the capital of golf in the Caribbean.

Casa de Campo was also the proud recipient of three other awards in the following categories: Caribbean’s Leading Golf Resort, Dominican Republic’s Leading Golf Resort and Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort.

Increasingly, the World Travel Awards are known as raising the bar for ultimate customer service and overall business performance. Growing numbers of travel companies, airlines, operators and resorts compete to walk away with one of the coveted titles. According to the organizers, research has shown that winning a World Travel Award increases international brand recognition, building consumer loyalty. Over 1000 travel companies were nominated in 94 World categories and 14 Travel Technology categories in the Grand Final ceremony.

Source: Earth Times

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