Tourism executive Josef Forstmayr of Round Hill Hotel has been honored for his sterling contribution to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett presented a special gift to Mr. Forstmayr during the first meeting of the new board, thanking him for his 23 years of unbroken service as a member of the board of directors of the JTB.
“On behalf of the officials from the Ministry of Tourism, the Jamaica Tourist Board and the entire tourism fraternity, we owe you a debt of gratitude for your unwavering dedication and support of the industry,” noted Minister Bartlett.
In addition to serving as a director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Mr. Forstmayr serves on a number of other boards including the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and is the chairman of the Montego Bay Arts Council. Between 2001-2003, he was president of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and is a past president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), where during his tenure he increased awareness of the CHTA’s “Tourism is Key” advocacy campaign.
Mr. Forstmayr is a recipient of the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer from the government of Jamaica for his contribution to island’s tourism industry. He currently serves as managing director of Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a position he has held since 1989.
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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 2019. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for fourteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2020. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2019 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. 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.