WTA Caribbean & North America event cancelled owing to Hurricane Irma

8 September 2017 - London, UK


As the Caribbean and Florida coast continues preparing to feel the potential impacts of Hurricane Irma, the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony will not be going ahead on 16th September.

The travel industry’s leading awards programme announced early Thursday afternoon (7 September) that the event had been cancelled due to the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Irma.

World Travel Awards President & Founder, Graham E. Cooke, has sent a message of condolence and support to those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

“On behalf of the World Travel Awards team, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to our friends in the Caribbean Islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and those bracing for impact.

“The heart wrenching images of areas that have suffered total destruction are very saddening to all of us at World Travel Awards  - and I am sure to the rest of the world.

”Our thoughts are with all those adversely affected by this terrible storm. We feel their pain as we are a global family.  We will be assessing what we can provide and how we can best assist the territories affected.

“In the meantime we will continue to pray for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma and for those who are still in the path of this powerful storm.”

Hurricane Irma is a category five hurricane. This is the highest possible level for a hurricane, and its winds are travelling at up to 185mph (290km/h). 

World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony had been scheduled to take place at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa on Saturday 16th September.

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