Travel/Tourism

As one of the most comprehensive vacation experiences in the Caribbean, Sandals Resorts is taking its watersports programming one step further with the introduction of the increasingly popular sport of paddleboarding. Set on some of the most pristine beaches in the world, Sandals Resorts continues to maximize its unparalleled watersports offerings, including unlimited SCUBA for certified divers and PADI Certification courses for those wishing to learn the sport, in addition to sailing, kayaking and snorkeling. Expanding upon the Luxury Included® experience, paddleboarding is now offered as a part of the vacation package at all Sandals Resorts in Jamaica and will be rolled out to other islands and Beaches Resorts within the year.
Facebook followers for this Caribbean island can choose their favorite for the annual Goat Races, April 25 and 26Every year, on the Tuesday after Easter, the village of Buccoo on the island of Tobago prepares for the unique, high-spirited and highly competitive sport of goat racing. Billed as the highlight event during the Easter season, the fast track competition showcases jockeys racing alongside their charges in a quest to be declared the swiftest of them all. This year, in addition to expanding the sporting event to two days, April 25 and 26, the Tobago House of Assembly’s Division of Tourism and Transportation (THA) has taken the race to Facebook by launching the “Vote for your Goat” competition.
The Jamaica Tourist Board’s New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania Business Development Manager Kenton Senior braves the plummeting temperatures to show off one of the Jamaican taxicabs currently driving throughout the city of Philadelphia. The destination is offering a Winter Rescue to Philadelphians who spot one of the Jamaican taxicabs throughout the month of January. They can log on to WISX-FM’s website to enter where and when the taxi was spotted, then enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to Jamaica courtesy of Air Jamaica and Riu Hotels & Resorts.
The President and Board of Directors of the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louanna Chai-Alves as the new executive director for the organization. Chai-alves officially assumed her new role on April 1, 2011.“We take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Chai-Alves to the THRTA family with the knowledge that our stakeholders will give her their full support as we strive to create new opportunities and build the support structures required to take our industry forward,” commented Michelle Palmer-Keizer, president of the THRTA.
Sandals Resorts is thrilled to extend their special FREE wedding offer for guests celebrating a destination wedding at any one of the 14  .  4.  Luxury IncludedÒ Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas. Sandals Resorts is now offering brides & grooms who book a six night stay in a Premium category room or higher a Sandals® Weddings by Martha Stewart™ “Beautiful Beginnings” theme FREE if they book by December 30, 2011 for travel from August 15, 2011 – December 15, 2012. By reducing the qualifying room category from Concierge level to Premium.
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