Travel/Tourism

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett (left) and Director of Tourism John Lynch (second left) are all smiles as they greet Aaron and Angela Wilson, the one millionth visitor to Montego Bay at the Sangster International Airport on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Also sharing the occasion was Omar Robinson (right), Co-Chairman of the Montego Bay chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA).Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay welcomed its one millionth visitor on Saturday, August 28, 2010. The couple, Aaron and Angela Wilson arrived in Montego Bay onboard AirTran from Baltimore. The couple, which is visiting Jamaica to celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary, will be staying at one of the island’s small hotels, Catch-A-Falling Star Resort in Negril.
Jamaican tennis player Dustin Brown (right) feels the love of country after being presented with a gift basket and Jamaican goody bag by the Ministry of Tourism and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), following his second round match versus Andy Murray at the US Open on Friday, September 3.  Making the presentation to the Jamaican tennis star was Lyndon Taylor, Senior Account Executive at Ruder Finn, the public relations agency of record for the JTB.   The 25 year old Brown created history, becoming the first Jamaican to win at the US Open.
John HanleyThe Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) recently announced the appointment of Nevisian John Hanley as its chief executive officer. Hanley brings a vast knowledge of the destination and a thorough understanding of the necessary marketing objectives to the NTA.
Brand Saint Lucia in BritainAfter years of speaking of the wonders of the island, tourist officials want to accelerate the promotional drive of selected London cabbies - by flying them to Saint Lucia.The drivers of three Saint Lucia-branded taxis in London have begun experiencing Saint Lucia's legendary experiences first hand.
Antigua and Barbuda will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Tourism Day (WTD), on Monday September 27, 2010. WTD is being held this year under the theme ‘Tourism and Biodiversity`, in support of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.In observance of this year’s theme, the Ministry of Tourism will collaborate with the Antigua Hotels and Tourism Association (AHTA), and the Environmental Division to host two community initiatives in an effort to raise public awareness of the mutual interdependency of biodiversity and tourism. These volunteer efforts will help demonstrate how tourism can contribute to preserving life on Earth and its unique biodiversity.
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