Jamaica launches London ad campaign as World Athletics Championship begins

Jamaica launches London ad campaign as World Athletics Championship begins

The Jamaica Tourist Board has wrapped 150 iconic London cabs with pictures of the idyllic blue waters of the Caribbean sea and stunning cliffs alongside the words, ‘Less Traffic, More Jammin.’

The advertising will appear on the taxis for the duration of August - a time when Jamaica fever will hit peak levels in the UK for the IAAF Athletics World Championships.

As part of the World Championships, Jamaica’s ministry of culture, gender, entertainment and sport (along with the Jamaica Tourist Board) will host a celebration of Jamaican music at Indigo in London’s O2 as Usain Bolt and Jamaica’s superstar athletes descend on London.

The week-long event will kick off on Saturday, August 5th, with Freddie McGregor and Luciano opening the musical proceedings. 

Other acts performing during the week include Ziggy Marley and Krishane with the finale on Sunday, August 13th, when Protoje, Stylo G, Cadenza and Prynce Mini will bring the curtain down.

The concerts have been created to provide visitors with the chance to catch the races live each evening during the event and grab some mouth-watering and traditional Jamaican food and drink.