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Jamaica House comes to Glasgow for Commonwealth Games

Jamaica House comes to Glasgow for Commonwealth Games

Jamaica promises to bring its own unique vibrant and colourful brand of celebration and fanfare to the sporting calendar this summer.

The Jamaica Tourist Board announced today that the Jamaica House Glasgow will open its doors, this time during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, taking place July 23rd-August 3rd, 2014.

Jamaica House 2014 will be located at 29, a members only club in Glasgow.

It will be hosted in partnership with Barrhead Travel, one of the UK’s largest independent travel groups, boasting a network of 55 locations across the UK. 

Situated in the heart of the city, 29 will be Jamaica’s hospitality and media hub during the games, and thanks to the venue’s giant screens, will host two exclusive media and travel-trade client events. 

These events will coincide with the Men’s and Women’s 200m Finals on Thursday July 31st and the Men and Women’s 100m and 400m relay Finals relay races on Saturday August 2nd, races in which Jamaica’s fastest athletes are likely to compete.

Non-members wishing to savour the Jamaican flavour can head over to Royal Exchange Square, which will be transformed into a ‘mini-Jamaica’ for everyone to ‘Get All Right’. 

Elizabeth Fox, Jamaica Tourist Board regional director for UK and Northern Europe, said: “Jamaica has a long history of involvement in the Commonwealth Games and was host nation in 1966.

“This Jamaica House event will be our reward to those journalists and clients who have supported Jamaica over the years and helped to make our island one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits to jet off to.”

Jamaica has teamed up with its tourism partners to give away a host of prizes, including holidays, courtesy of Jewel Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Sandals Resorts and Virgin Atlantic Airways.