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Antigua gets Oprah’s vote in Forbes.com
List of Playgrounds of the Rich

For Immediate Release (St. John’s, Antigua, 29th March 2010)

Renowned media mogul Oprah Winfrey has selected Antigua as her pick for the number one billionaire’s playground. According to the list compiled by Forbes.com Winfrey, who has a home in Antigua, commented that “when she wants crystal-clear Caribbean water and perfect palm trees, she returns to her playground on Antigua”. This testimonial is significant since Winfrey owns a 60-acre home in Maui and a 42-acre estate in Montecito, California. The list was also featured on the Yahoo.com homepage; one of the most popular online search engines.

“It is fantastic that Antigua can get this kind of endorsement by a celebrity of Oprah Winfrey’s standing. Her recommendations are taken very seriously by her numerous fans all over the world. This is great for Antigua’s tourism and we must capitalize on it whenever possible.” Said Kimberley Bowers, Marketing Manager, Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority.

Other notable celebrities with homes in Antigua include Eric Clapton, Timothy Dalton, Silvio Burlesconi and Giorgio Armani among others.

Email link Forbes.com:
http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/09/billionaire-playgrounds-vacations-lifestyle-travel-billionaires-2010-destinations_slide_11.html

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For further information contact:

Kimberley Bowers
Marketing Manager, Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Tel: 1 268 562 7600
Fax: 1 268 562 7600
Kimberley.bowers@aandbtourism.com

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