Horace Chang, ministry of economic growth and job creation, Jamaica, reveals how important it is for the Caribbean destination to be honoured by the World Travel Awards during the 2016 Grand Final Gala Ceremony in the Maldives.
For the first time, the Jamaica Tourist Board will host the destination’s own tradeshow, Jamaica Travel Market, on the September 29th-30th at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa. The event will provide the ideal business-to-business platform for British tour operators and agents to meet with Jamaican suppliers and partners directly.
This month sees Half Moon, a luxury resort in Montego Bay, re-launch the Sugar Mill Restaurant, one of the most renowned fine dining establishments in Jamaica. Serving up an array of authentic Jamaican dishes with a modern day twist, The Sugar Mill Restaurant is committed to delivering a zestful culinary experience, cultivating seasonal, locally grown produce from the resort’s herb and vegetable garden.
Jamaica is offering the Fall in Jamaica destination-wide vacation deal with savings of up to 50 percent when booking at www.getallrightjamaica.com.
Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel, has met with Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, earlier while on a trip to the island to celebrate the opening of the Sensatori Jamaica resort, and discussed with her the role of TUI Travel in the future of Jamaica’s tourism. Thomson, part of TUI UK & Ireland, now operates more flights to Jamaica than any other European Airline.
One of Jamaica’s best-known resorts, Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, has earned the highly regarded Hospitality Assured certification, a symbol of service and business excellence in the tourism and hospitality sector internationally and in the Caribbean. This means that the fabled property – which has welcomed numerous business, political, entertainment, athletic, and cultural celebrities since its opening in 1953 - now has the Hospitality Assured quality framework in place, proof of its commitment to continuously raise service quality standards, focus on customers’ needs, increase customer satisfaction and loyalty and improve overall business performance.
Michael Cambell, Managing Director, Island Car Rentals, talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2012
William Tatham, vice president of cruise shipping, Port Authority of Jamaica at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony 2012
World Travel Awards winner The Jamaica Port Authority has gone for strength to strength since opening its US$220 Falmouth Port last year, a project which many believed to be impossible. Breaking Travel News checks in with William Tatham, Vice President of Cruise Shipping & Marina Operations to find out what’s on the agenda for the second half of 2012.
Breaking Travel News sits down with newly appointed Jamaican tourism minister Wykeham McNeill to discuss plans to celebrate the Caribbean island’s 50 anniversary of independence, the upcoming London Olympics and policies he is putting in place to make sure the destination continues to shine amid difficult circumstances.