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Jamaica Tourist Board’s New England Sales Manager John Woolcock braves the plummeting temperatures to hail one of Boston’s new hybrid taxis in front of the city’s iconic South Station. Throughout the month of January, Jamaica advertisements will be featured on Boston taxicabs as part of the destination’s Winter Rescue campaign encouraging travelers to escape the blustery climate and head to the warm isle of Jamaica, just four hours away. Bostonians who spot a Jamaican cab can visit 107.9 KISS-FM’s website to provide details about the time and location the cab was spotted and enter to win a trip to Jamaica, courtesy of JetBlue Airways and Riu Hotels & Resorts. JetBlue recently launched new nonstop service from Boston to Montego Bay on January 9, offering Bostonians greater accessibility and convenience when traveling to Jamaica.
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Senator Allen Chastanet leads Saint Lucia's delegation to the 2011 edition of Caribbean Marketplace which takes place at the new Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica from January 16 to 18, 2011.
Caribbean tourism industry officials and travelers alike are responding positively to the value proposition offered by Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) nine Caribbean hotels in today's price sensitive market.Speaking at last week's Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Caribbean Marketplace in Montego Bay, Bill Clegg, regional vice president of Choice Hotels, said he was encouraged with the responses from tourism delegates to the Choice Hotels value message and "many were coming to our booth to give us a first look.""Our message of superior value for guests, high quality accommodations at rates that are affordable, along with the security of staying at hotel brands that guests already know, is resonating well," said Clegg.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (February 17, 2011) - Caribbean hotels keen to boost their bottom lines and strengthen their position in the international marketplace are being offered big incentives by one of America's leading lodging companies. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), with nine properties in the Caribbean region, confirmed its commitment to developing the region's vital tourism sector by offering qualified hotels and resorts a 50 percent reduction in brand standard affiliation fees.
The long expected divestment of Air Jamaica now seems to be close at hand, almost a year later than originally planned.Despite some local opposition in Trinidad & Tobago that country's state owned Caribbean Airlines, is now apparently ready to take the failing Air Jamaica off the Jamaican government's hands.
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