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Historic Virtual JAPEX LIVE 2020 A Success

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The 30th staging of the annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), held virtually for the first time, was a huge success. As the show was virtual this year, it allowed for greater participation from all corners of the globe. The two-day trade show brought together a record number of delegates from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia comprising of 2,500 registrations with 2,000 travel agents, 250 tour operators, 140 supplier companies, 280 supplier delegates, 251 buyer delegates and over 158 journalists. 

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister

Jamaica Hosts Successful Land X-Change Mice Conference in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA –The tourist capital of Montego Bay served as the backdrop for Jamaica’s first in-person MICE event since the island reopened its borders. Organized by eGroup Communications in collaboration with Hyatt Ziva & Zilara, the inaugural Land X-Change brought together top MICE buyers and suppliers for one-to-one meetings and networking events. Some 37 buyer delegates from five countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Iceland and Kenya were on island for the 5-day/4-night event.

Jamaica’s Director of Tourism Donovan White (left) speaking with Robert Burke, President and CEO of e-Group Communications at the Land X-Change closing dinner at Sandals Cay. Looking on is Stella Horan, Global Director of Marketing for e-Group Communications.

Jamaica Pegasus Invites Guests to Co[Me] Work in Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston’s premier business hotel, continues to pivot its operations to best meet the needs of today’s increasingly mobile corporate world with the launch of new Co[ME] Work packages. The new packages target work-from-home professionals and students who could benefit from an elegant, resort-style change of scenery to spice-up their typical workday. Co[ME] Work packages include the private use of guest rooms converted into office suites, with desks and conference tables replacing the hotel’s legendarily comfortable beds.

Jamaica Pegasus guest room converted into office suite for one. Credit: The Jamaica Pegasus

Veteran Hilton Manager Named New CHTA President

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MIAMI, Florida  - Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).

New CHTA President Pablo Jose Torres Sojo

Caribbean Travel Marketplace 39 Planned For Spring 2021

MIAMI, Florida - Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the region’s leading showcase of its global leadership, diversity and resilience in tourism, is being planned for Spring 2021, and organizers are seeking innovative ideas and expressions of interest from tourism stakeholders.

Caribbean Travel Marketplace is being planned for Spring 2021.

Discover Jamaica By Bike Set for 2021

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – What started out as a local event to pilot a consumer cycling program will officially become a bookable experience in 2021 known as Discover Jamaica By Bike. The test ride, which was organized and led by the Jamaica Cycling Association, got underway in Port Antonio and saw riders including Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White making the trek through Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, South Coast and ending in Kingston.

Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White (left) stopping for a photo with his fellow cyclists.

USVI Tourism Commissioner Urges Strict Compliance With COVID-19 Protocols

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  - While the first week of the return of leisure travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands has been “extraordinarily successful”, according to Department of Tourism representatives, the Territory continues to urge compliance with the stringent protocols and guidelines that have been established to help curb the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Territory.

USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte
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