Jamaica was honored with two top awards at the WAVE awards held on June 4, 2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. Jamaica captured the title of “Best Destination for a Beach Vacation, Caribbean” and a second award for “International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support” besting 75 other countries for the distinction.
The awards are bestowed to recognized travel-supplier partners who provide outstanding qualities and services, chosen by Travel Agent professionals throughout the 14 western states, the readers of TravelAge West and all visitors to their website at TravelAgeWest.com.
The Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West, Ken Shapiro, and the entire editorial team review the candidates and select the Editor’s Pick award recipients. The review and selection process consists of product analysis, on-site events, a survey of a selected group of travel agents and online research.
The Travel Agent professionals and the readers and visitors to TravelAge West then choose their favorite candidate from the Editor’s Pick award recipients.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by such an esteemed publication as TravelAge West for our efforts in providing an outstanding beach vacation,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. “We work hard to support our agents who help us show the world that Jamaica is an incredible holiday destination, and we appreciate their recognition.”
“These awards are as a result of our teamwork. We thank everyone who voted to honor Jamaica with such acclaim,” added Philip Rose, District Sales Manager, West/Southwest.