KINGSTON, JAMAICA – March 9, 2020 – To break up the bleakness of winter, now is the perfect time to plan a sun-soaked micro-cation escape to Jamaica. According to the Vacation Index survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance, these 5 days or less leisure trips are increasing in popularity because they make the most out of limited vacation days with strategic itineraries that still allow travelers to fully experience a destination. See more… http://www.jtbonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Microcation-in-Jamaica.pdf
NEW YORK – MARCH 5, 2020 – Destination Jamaica took center stage on the popular New York morning show, Good Day New York on WNYW, the flagship station of the Fox television network.
In a segment on March 3, with co-hosts Lori Stokes and Rosanna Scotto, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA, highlighted Jamaica’s popularity as a Spring/Summer vacation destination. Apart from the island’s year-round balmy weather, world-renown cuisine and variety of music festivals and events, several airlines offer daily nonstop flights from New York City to Kingston and Montego Bay. See more…http://www.jtbonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Destination-Jamaica-Featured-on-Good-Day-New-York-.pdf
MIAMI, FL – MARCH 5, 2020 – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) partnered with the Tourism Enhancement Fund to offer “Taste of Jamaica”, an unforgettable showcase of Jamaican gastronomy & mixology, at the 2020 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event was hosted by James Beard award-winning chef, JJ Johnson, and two-time Food Network Chopped Champion Andre Fowles, on February 21 at the historic National Hotel. The night was a success as “Taste Jamaica” offered iconic Jamaican flavors and an entertainment experience that overflowed with soulful rhythm and energy. See more…http://www.jtbonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Jamaica-Sizzles-at-Food-Network-Cooking-Channel-SOEBWFF.pdf
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – February 27, 2020 – Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) brought the unique spirit of Jamaica to a packed ice arena in Toronto, Ontario at a nail-biting hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes in February.
As the title sponsor, Destination Jamaica was visible to the more than 16,00 hockey fans who descended on Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto to catch the game. Fans were delighted with the many Jamaica-inspired promotional activities that took over the stadium for the night. The game was also televised across Canada reaching 1,930,000 at-home viewers. See more…http://www.jtbonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Jamaica-Tourist-Board-Scores-with-Hockey-Fans-at-Maple-Leafs-Game-in-Toronto.pdf
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – February 12, 2020 – Event sponsor Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) participated in the launch of the 2nd Annual Jamaica Rum Festival at Campari America’s headquarters. The annual festival celebrates and recognizes Jamaica’s outsized impact on the world with its rum, food and music.
The Jamaica Rum Festival, scheduled for Hope Gardens Feb 29 to March 1, serves to showcase the distinct culinary and cultural offerings of Jamaica. Aimed at encouraging new and repeat visitors to experience the vibrant destination, the festival’s location in Kingston also showcases the capital city as a premier entertainment hub. See more….http://www.jtbonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Jamaica-Launches-2020-Rum-Festival-at-Campari-America-.pdf