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Jamaica Tourist Board announces winners of annual awards

Jamaica Tourist Board announces winners of annual awards

The Jamaica Tourist Board Annual Awards were announced at a gala awards dinner last night during its annual UK travel industry show, held at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Presented by the Minister of Tourism, the Honorable Edmund Bartlett MP, the awards recognize the UK and Nordic tour operators and agencies which have achieved the largest growth of business to Jamaica during 2017.

As well as the award categories which recognize an increase in room night production by individual companies, Jamaican hoteliers and tourism companies have voted for their favorite UK tour operator in the Jamaica Tourism Partners ‘Your Choice’ award category.

Winners of Jamaica Tourist Board Awards for Largest Business Growth During 2017:

UK Tour Operator – British Airways Holidays
UK Travel Agency/Tour Operator – The Holiday Place
UK Online Tour Operator – Expedia
UK Charter Tour Operator – TUI UK
Nordic Tour Operator – Ving
UK Long Haul Specialist Tour Operator – Best At Travel
UK Caribbean Specialist Travel Company – Newmont Travel
‘Your Choice Award’ – Favourite UK Tour Operator – Virgin Holidays

In its third year, the two-day Jamaica Travel Market offers UK buyers, planners and agents the opportunity of one-to-one networking and briefing sessions with Jamaican hoteliers, DMCs and tourism companies. On the second day, Travel agents can also benefit from destination training followed by a BBQ where they can sample authentic Jamaican cuisine.

Elizabeth Fox, regional director, Jamaica Tourist Board, commented: “We are delighted to acknowledge our valued travel partners and show our appreciation of their commitment and dedication in increasing business to Jamaica. With such an exciting diversity of product now available on the island, Jamaica offers both first-time and repeat visitors, the ultimate holiday experience, and we are excited to see this reflected in the growth.”

She added: “Our Jamaica Travel Market offers our partners the opportunity to hold mutually beneficial one-to-one meetings and hear about new offerings and resorts, and feedback is always really positive. We look forward to seeing even more of our industry partners at next year’s event to hear more about our incredible tourism offering and the business opportunities available.”