Canadian writers wins DoT sponsored award

Canadian travel writer Theresa Storm was the recent recipient of the coveted Excellence in Caribbean Travel Writing award, sponsored by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in Canada. Ms. Storm won the award for her article titled ‘It’s time to party: Get ready to fete. It’s Soon Carnival Time in Trinidad’.

A press release from the Department of Tourism explains, ‘Designed to raise the bar on Caribbean travel writing, the annual award is open to all media members of the Travel Media Association of Canada.’

According to the Department of Tourism’s Canadian Sales & Marketing Director Earl B. Smith, Theresa joins a celebrated group of previous award winners. ‘Her piece proved to tickle the imagination and allowed the reader to feel as though they had just danced their way through Carnival in Trinidad.’

Ms. Storm was chosen out of a number of media peers for her article which was originally published in the Calgary Herald Newspaper. The award was presented during TMAC’s annual conference in Hamilton, Ontario, said the DoT release.

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (Canada), a long-time member of TMAC, has sponsored this award for the past five years. ‘The award is an excellent way to encourage first-rate pieces about the Caribbean, while promoting the region as an attractive tourism destination,’ said Mr. Smith. ‘We look forward to continuing this partnership with our travel media writers and fostering many more top-notch articles.’

TMAC, founded in 1994, brings together travel media and members of the tourism industry from across North America to foster excellence, uphold ethical standards, and promote professional development.

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