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Jamaican Hospitality Professional Sherrita Savage Wins Forbes Employee of the Year

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaican hospitality professional Sherrita Savage is the 2020 Forbes Employee of the Year. Ms. Savage, Group Reservations Agent at Half Moon, a luxury resort nestled in heart of Montego Bay, was selected from among hundreds of nominations worldwide. Recently, she was presented with her award at a star studded black-tie gala dinner at the Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Luxury Summit at ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Sherrita Savage (center), Group Reservations Coordinator at Half Moon accepts her Employee of the Year Award at the Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Luxury Summit in Las Vegas. Also sharing in the celebration are from left: Guy Steuart, Chairman of Half Moon; Shernette Crichton, General Manager of Half Moon; Sheila Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide

Sandals Royal Caribbean Introduces New Beachfront Building

Sandals Royal Caribbean is excited to announce the opening of the newly constructed Sandringham building, which accommodates the spacious Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites and the Royal Beachfront Club Elite Suites, bringing the resort’s luxurious room and suite count to 232.

(The new Sandringham building at Sandals Royal Caribbean)

Remembering Dinaz Boga Kaprielian

Travel industry professional and friend of the Caribbean, Dinaz Boga Kaprielian unexpectedly passed away on Nov 18, 2019 in Orlando, FL where she had been residing.

Destination Jamaica Wins Triple Gold at 2020 TRAVVYS

NEW YORK, NY –  Jamaica captured three gold awards at the 2020 Travvy Awards in New York City including Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas; Best Tourism Board Overall and Best Tourism Board, Caribbean/Bahamas. The destination also walked away with three silver awards: Best Destination Overall, Best Honeymoon Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas and Best Wedding Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas.

Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager (JTB), Northeast USA, celebrate Jamaica’s triple wins at the Travvy Awards in New York

Beaches Resorts Debuts the All New Beaches Negril

Sandals Resorts International is excited to announce that Beaches Negril, voted the most awarded resort for families in Negril, has completed an array of enhancements, making it the newest and trendiest resort for families everywhere. The new Beaches Negril offers guests the most spectacular interior décor, furnishings and fixtures in all of its modern rooms, including the resort’s luxurious walkout suites: the Tropical Beachfront Three-Bedroom Walkout Grand Butler Family Suite and the Tropical Beachfront One-Bedroom Walkout Grand Concierge Family Suite.

(Tropical Beachfront Three-Bedroom Walkout Grand Butler Family Suite at Beaches Negril)

Jamaica Offers History-Inspired Travel for a Memorable Holiday

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Travelers seeking to immerse themselves in a destination where history comes alive need look no further than Jamaica.  Rich with the remains of over half a millennia of human exploration and development, the island destination serves up fascinating landmarks for both an enjoyable and educational getaway.

Devon House (Credit: Jamaica Tourist Board)

Bahamas, U.S. Sign Open Skies Pact

NASSAU, The Bahamas and the United States have signed an air services agreement (ASA) that the Caribbean nation said reflects a strong commitment by both countries to the continued strengthening of bilateral relations and the modernization of aviation operations.

Jamaica Highlights New Developments, Festivals, Attractions and More at the Annual New York Times Travel Show

NEW YORK, NY – The Jamaica Tourist Board’s booth was a big hit during The New York Times Travel Show, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from January 24-26th. Travel professionals and eager attendees flocked to the Jamaica booth to receive information on new developments, attractions and vacation packages to the destination from partners Melia Hotels International, Palladium Hotel Group and Rose Hall Development.

amaica Tourist Board’s Northeast team of Philip Rose, Regional Director (2nd right); Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager (left), and Kenton Senior, Business Development Manager (2nd left) pose with travel partners (from L-R): Adam McGregor, Sales and Promotions Manager East Coast USA, Melia Hotels International; Girdeen Myers, Destination Relationship Specialist, Rose Hall Development and Francina Mason, Business Development Manager North East-Eastern PA., Palladium Hotel Group.
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