LONDON/CARIBBEAN (November 12, 2018) – Caribbean & Co. founder Ursula Petula Barzey has won the 2018 Most Impactful Influencer Award from the Grenada Tourism Authority for her engaging and wide-ranging social media and blog posts as part of the #NextStopGrenada campaign.
With her Grenadian content seen by 400K+ people across the Caribbean & Co. blog and social media channels, Ursula said, “I am honored to receive this award as I spent two glorious weeks in Grenada and fell in love with the island’s green lush landscape, rich culture, and heritage; also the people who were so friendly and welcoming. So I put my heart and soul into creating content to showcase the best of what Grenada has to offer visitors, starting with its many white sand beaches but going beyond to highlight its wide-ranging tourist attractions including cocoa plantations, waterfalls, rainforest and hiking trails, botanical gardens, diving, and historic sites. Oh, and let’s not forget the rum and delicious food.”
The award was presented on November 1st at The Garden Museum in London as part of the first ‘Pure Grenada Recognition of Excellence and Cultural Delight’ which included a three-course Grenadian-inspired menu served to 50 selected guests from the travel trade, media, and community.
Grenada Tourism Authority CEO Patricia Maher said: “From her first interaction with Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, Ursula has impressed us with her skills in finding our islands’ most interesting stories and relating them to her followers in engaging ways. We’re delighted to recognize the consistent excellence of Ursula’s work with our ‘Most Impactful Influencer’ Award, presented at our inaugural Pure Grenada showcase in London by Her Excellency, Kisha Grant, High Commissioner Designate for Grenada.”
The beautiful nutmeg award made with cinnamon wood was handmade by Grenadian wood artisan, Carlos Gittens of Urbane Woodz. The award now sits next to three other awards won by Ursula at the Caribbean Tourism Organization – 2018 Caribbean Travel Media Awards.