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What makes Grenada 'One to Watch' in 2020...

Grenada has been named 'one to watch' in the ABTA Travel Trends Report 2020.

It is the only Caribbean destination to be included in the report since 2018. Independently selected by the travel association's experts, inclusion is based on a range of factors such as accessibility, major events and celebrations, and areas that are experiencing a revival. Victoria Bacon, ABTA director of brand and business development, said Grenada was selected for the following reasons:

  • The beautiful Caribbean island is a feast for all the senses
  • Grenada is incredibly fertile, and its green hills are full of fruit, nut and spice bearing trees including damsel, almond and banana together with the fragrant nutmeg and some much more exotic local plants.
  • Chocolate also grows happily on the island and chocaholics can visit the Diamond Chocolate Factory watching the magical process of cocoa going from tree to bar.
  • Pack some sturdy boots to hike in Grand Etang National Park.
  • The capital, St. George's, is a very attractive place with lively bars and restaurants; after lunch head off for the impressive views from its colonial-era forts.
  • Grenada has some very beautiful beaches which are less crowded than many other Caribbean islands, including Grand Anse and Levera beaches.
  • The Underwater Sculpture Park offers unforgettable memories of snorkelling over its collection of statues.
  • Finish the day watching the sunset with a drink or two at the Dodgy Dock bar.

Bacon added: “The 12 destinations in this year's report are a great example of the wide range of experiences and destinations on offer around the world, all readily accessible from the UK. Historic cities, idyllic beaches, rugged landscapes, delicious cuisines and above all welcoming people characterise our choices and we hope they will provide inspiration for holidaymakers looking to travel somewhere a little different but also very special in 2020.”

The other destinations included are (in alphabetical order): Basilicata, Chicago and Lake Michigan, Georgia, Madrid and its neighbouring cities, Morocco, Namibia, Singapore, South Korea, The Netherlands, Uruguay and Vienna.

Ms Patricia Maher, CEO of Grenada Tourism Authority, said: “The ABTA Travel Trends report pinpoints the natural beauty and uncrowded beaches of Grenada as some of the reasons why our islands stand out, in addition to our remarkable attractions and the notable warmth of our hospitality.

“Our inclusion in ABTA Travel Trends 2020 shows once again that the tri-island destination of Grenada is on the front foot in the highly competitive UK holiday market. Our strategy is to inspire travellers through our work with travel industry partners in addition to selected high calibre media and social media creators, and this touchstone report provides a springboard to an even higher profile.”


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