The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) congratulates Diana McIntyre-Pike on being honored with the Global Tourism Award by the Wheatle Peart Global Branding Organization. The awards ceremony took place in Chicago on August 11, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Ms. McIntyre-Pike, serves as the President/Founder of the Countrystyle Villages as Businesses Programme and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Caribbean.
In her remarks, Ms. McIntyre-Pike stressed the importance of education, training of communities in entrepreneurship and personal development to prepare the next generation for the world of business. As a global speaker on tourism matters, Diana provides training, business development and marketing support on an international platform.
“Jamaica Tourist Board is proud to congratulate Ms. McIntyre-Pike on this prestigious award,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “We laud her exemplary work in promoting Jamaica’s community tourism efforts.”
A pioneer in community tourism with over 40 years of experience, Ms. McIntyre-Pike has created a dynamic programme helping to revive communities by facilitating funding support and implementing diverse businesses.
Her work with the Countrystyle Community Tourism Village programme is to empower communities by exposing their natural culture, talents, passions and potential to the world. Her vision lies in three key principles: think globally – act locally, establish independence and develop human resources. Through the International Institute for Peace through Tourism Caribbean, she works to facilitate tourism initiatives and the belief that every traveler can be an “Ambassador for Peace.”
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About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai.
TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2018. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Best Destination for Adventure Tourism and TravAlliance Media named the JTB the Best Tourism Board Overall. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for eleven consecutive years between 2006 and 2017. In 2017, Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Wedding Destination and the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.