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St. Kitts and YU Lounge Featured in Forbes
Private Terminal Hailed as Ideal Arrival and Departure Experience for a Luxury Trip to Island
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Kicking off 2016 with even more distinctions and media, St. Kitts and the YU Lounge are spotlighted in an article appearing in Forbes.
“It is extremely gratifying to see St. Kitts continue to be recognized for its tourism product, particularly as an emerging luxury destination,” said the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “Getting a feature article in such a respected publication that is read by such a large number of entrepreneurs and leaders globally, many of whom are quite affluent, is a testament to the destination’s growing appeal within the luxury market.”
Entitled, “St. Kitts: From Tarmac to Porsche Cayenne in 60 Seconds,” the article was written by Breanna J. Wilson, a blogger and social media influencer covering food and travel who visited the island in July for Restaurant Week. It calls St. Kitts, “a new hotspot for luxury and adventure” and lauds the YU Lounge arrival and departure “premium experience,” calling it as well as “what may be the most relaxing airport experience ever.” The private jet facility is described as “heaven” and details of the service provided therein are included, from mention of the design, baggage handling, security and customs clearance to the transfers in a Porsche Cayenne to/from the plane right from the tarmac. It also notes that the terminal can be used by both commercial and private jet passengers and that some hotels are now including the services in select guest packages.
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About St. Kitts
St. Kitts is currently ranked, with sister island Nevis, at #6 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #6 on a list of the Best Caribbean Vacations, and #4 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World, #3 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, and #10 on a list of the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations by US News & World Report. It is also ranked at #7 among the Hottest Places to Travel this Winter by CNN Money based on bookings received by Virtuoso, #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime, #14 on a list of the 50 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge In The Next 10 Years as well as #8 on a list of the 25 Best Caribbean Islands by Business Insider, one of the Top 12 Best Caribbean Vacations on FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor®. In 2016, St. Kitts has been ranked #15 of The Top 21 Destinations for 2016 by Robb Report and one of the Ones to Watch in 2016 by Travel Weekly. St. Kitts & Nevis has also been named one of the Top 15 Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015 by The Huffington Post and has been ranked by The New York Times at #34 of the 52 Places to Go in 2015.
Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on a sandy beach. Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.
For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.
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