Travel/Tourism

St. Lucia’s top all-inclusive resort and recent recipient of the Travelocity Excellence Award, announces the introduction of new property upgrades just in time for summer. Guests will enjoy the tastes of two new restaurants and can bask in the newfound tranquility at Kai Mer Spa with the addition of new organic spa treatments and facility upgrades.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett was surrounded by all things Jamaican during a visit to Macy’s Herald Square while in New York City to officially launch the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Winter Rescue 2010 campaign. The Tourism Minister visited the vibrant Usain Bolt PUMA display in the MacySport department and sported a Spyder Jamaica Ski Team Jacket, from the line of apparel also sold at Macy’s. The Jamaica Ski Team is gearing up for the 2010 Winter Olympics that begin February 12 in Vancouver, B.C.
Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has underscored that the recent US$10 increase in the head tax paid by incoming airline passengers will facilitate bigger and better strategies to market destination Jamaica. Speaking yesterday at the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA, at the Jamaica Grande Hotel in Ocho Rios, Minister Bartlett said the additional funds which the Government hopes to obtain from the increase, will go exclusively towards the marketing of Jamaica in new and emerging markets. He outlined that Jamaica will be moving to open new doors in countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are known as the BRIC countries as well as Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey which are commonly referred to as the MIST countries.
  Jamaica Tourist Board’s Regional Director, Airlines and Tour Operators, Anthony King accepts the Honorable Mention award in the Crisis Communication category from Sandra Fathi, President of the Public Relations Society of America – New York Chapter during the 24th Annual Big Apple Awards at The Hudson Theatre, Millennium Broadway Hotel.The award honored the Jamaica Tourist Board’s campaign Restoration Jamaica: Overcoming a Crisis…Protecting Brand Perception which was conceptualized and implemented by Ruder Finn.
Jamaica Tourist Board’s Regional Director, Airlines and Tour Operators, Anthony King (centre) celebrates Jamaica’s win at the 2011 Big Apple Awards with guest presenters Joe Torres and Michelle Charlesworth of WABC-TV. Jamaica and public relations agency Ruder Finn were among the winners recognized for excellence in public relations for the campaign Restoration Jamaica: Overcoming a Crisis…Protecting Brand Perception.
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