The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in Canada recently presented its annual award for Excellence in Caribbean Travel Writing to Canadian writer Kate Pocock.
The award is open to all media members of the Travel Media Association of Canada and Ms Pocock was announced as this year’s award winner during its annual conference, recently held in Calgary, Alberta.
Ms Pocock won the award for her article on Curacao titled ‘European Heart’, originally published in the Toronto Sun Newspaper on 2 January, 2005, says a DoT press release.
‘As a member of the Caribbean community it is important to us that we encourage writers to feature the wonderful people, heritage and beauty of the Caribbean,’ commented Earl B. Smith, Director, Canada, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. As this year’s award recipient, Kate received a beautiful Caymanite plaque, a cheque for $1000 and a seven-night prize trip to the Cayman Islands.
TMAC, founded in 1994, brings together travel media and members of the tourism industry from across Canada to foster excellence, uphold ethical standards and promote professional development. The Department of Tourism in Canada has sponsored the award for the past six years and is a long-time TMAC member.