Totally Barbados Web Site Wins World’s Leading Travel Destination Award for 2008

Bridgetown, Barbados (PRWEB) December 23, 2008

Barbados scored big at the 2008 World Travel Awards on December 2nd, 2008, with the local site Totally Barbados walking away with the prestigious trophy for the World’s Leading Travel Destination Website.

The who’s who of the world travel industry gathered in the Turks & Caicos Islands for the star-spangled presentation at which Totally Barbados Inc. owner and Managing Director, Brett Callaghan, received the award for his three-year-old company.

Totally Barbados beat seven International web sites representing Canada, the United States, Switzerland, South Africa, India, England and the Caribbean.

“Winning the World’s Leading Travel Destination Website award is a tremendous accomplishment for me, one that I wasn’t even sure was possible,” said Callaghan, a 34-year-old Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) who conceived and set up Totally Barbados.

“With the award in hand, it feels like all of the many long days and nights of work since 2005 in trying to build the best and most informative website promoting my country Barbados, have finally paid off,” he added.

Callaghan also thanked his staff of writers and account managers, as well as the advertisers and thousands of supporters who voted for Barbados.

This year Totally Barbados also won the award for the Leading Caribbean Travel Information Website for the second year running.

The World Travel Awards – described by the Wall Street Journal as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry – encourage excellence and reward the brightest and the best in the International travel sector.

Graham E. Cooke, president and founder of World Travel Awards said the accolades “open up an important new corporate chapter in success and international creditability……”

“In addition to the inevitable prestige of winning one of the awards, there are real long term commercial benefits,” he added.

The 2008 awards were voted on by over 160,000 travel professionals and organizations from more than 160 countries.

Totally Barbados Inc.

140 Durants Fairways,

Christ Church,


(246) 228-0914 or

(246) 262-1671

Contact Totally Barbados


The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Presents: Destination The Diaspora

San Francisco,CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2004

Pat Johnson, Executive Director of The Museum of the African Diaspora announced the launch of the ultimate travel series for the discriminating traveler. The first tour in the series is a fifteen day adventure in historic Ethiopia. “Please join the MoAD Group for a journey into the past as we also gain a first hand look at the new Ethiopia. As the location for early civilizations and a focal point for religious and cultural developments on the African continent, Ethiopia promises to awaken and enlighten all who cross its vast terrain.” said Pat Johnson. “You will have the travel experience of a lifetime.” She added.

The 15-day itinerary (January 15-29) begins in Addis Ababa, continues to Axum, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gondar and back to Addis. Travelers will depart from San Francisco to Addis Ababa, a city that is very young when compared to a country, which dates back more than 3000 years. Founded in 1886, Addis is located at the foot of the highest part of Ethiopia. Highlights in Addis Ababa include the spectacular views from Mount Entoto, the National Museum (which houses the 3.5 million year old skeleton of “Lucy”), the Ethnographic Museum inside University Campus, which houses an extraordinary collection of the priceless and varied ethnic collection, Trinity Church and the Mercato, one of the largest open air markets in Africa.

Travelers will attend the Trinket evening ceremony. Celebrated in Orthodox Christian strongholds this colorful three-day festival celebrates Epiphany and is marked by the procession of the tabots (a replica of the Ark of the Covenant, the original is said to be in the chapel of Axum.)

Other stops on the tour include a boat trip on Lake Tana, the Blue Nile River, a baptism ceremony at the Tabot Madieria, Simon Mountain National Park (Mountains of the Gods) and Lalibela known for its monolithic rock-hewn churches and designated by UNESCO as the “Eight Wonder of the World.”

The cost is 99 per person from San Francisco and includes accommodations in five star deluxe hotels, three meals daily including a special Farewell Dinner, private motor coaches and services of English speaking guides and entrance


The Museum of the African Diaspora, or “MoAD,” will be located in the first three floors of a new 0 million St. Regis Hotel in downtown San Francisco, near the city’s Museum of Modern Art and the Moscone Convention Center. In planning for more than a decade, MoAD will be dedicated to the art, culture, history and literature emanating from the African cradle of humanity that makes all humankind part of the African “Diaspora,” the dispersion of a people from their homeland.

For a complete itinerary logon to or call 415.358.7200.

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