Barbados becomes partner for My Planet Travel Awards 2011


We are delighted to announce that the Barbados Tourism Authority [ ] (BTA) has become a partner of the My Planet Travel Awards 2011.

Barbados launched its first ever dedicated promotional campaign in the Russian market in 2010. The island is proving an increasingly popular choice for Russians, who are discovering a new wonderful safe and family-friendly Caribbean destination. There was a 45% average monthly increase in Russian arrivals to Barbados in 2010.

As an official sponsor of the My Planet Awards, Barbados will benefit at every stage the awards – during the nominations, throughout the public voting campaign, and at the ceremony.

Highlights of the partnership will include:

• A special 26-minute profile of Barbados broadcast repeatedly on Moya Planeta TV later this year.

• Editorial promotion and online exposure for Barbados through “Win A Honeymoon” competitions run by Wedding Magazine, a leading media partner of the My Planet Travel Awards.

• Feature on Barbados’s world famous “Crop Over Festival” in GEO, a premium monthly adventure and destination magazine.

• A spread in Russian OK! magazine photographed on location in Barbados with an international and Russian celebrity (a member of the My Planet Travel Awards jury).

To find out more about the My Planet Travel Awards and how to participate, visit: .

We are delighted to introduce readers of Tourism Review to the My Planet Travel Awards.

Voted for exclusively by the Russian public and Russian travel industry professionals, the My Planet Travel Awards celebrate the most popular destinations, resorts, and services in the eyes of Russian tourists.

The My Planet Travel Awards are a unique partnership with Russia’s main state television group, All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), represented primarily by Moya Planeta TV, Russia’s leading travel and leisure network.

Following a huge nationwide awareness campaign, thanks to the coverage of the event’s TV partners, and a public online vote, the awards will culminate with a gala dinner at which the winners will be announced in Moscow in September 2011.

To find out more about The My Planet Travel Awards, please visit .

Leading international and Russian hotels, resorts, destinations, and service providers are invited to join the shortlist and enter the My Planet Awards.

To view the nominees that have confirmed to date, visit the awards website: .