The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) rewarded its top selling Jamaica Travel Specialists with a three-night getaway to Jamaica for the 9th One Love Affair event, held at the Ocean Coral Spring resort from December 9 – 12. A record number of 70 specialists were honored this year with 50 specialists from the U.S. and 20 from Canada.
“On behalf of the entire destination, thank you for always focusing on and supporting Jamaica,” said Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, Donovan White. “We want to celebrate you and reward you for all your hard work. We know that one love is what you feel in your hearts, and we will always have the One Love Affair to celebrate you and your work.”
In addition to a welcome reception, the long weekend trip included a catamaran and snorkel cruise, world-class dining and shopping, and culminated with the One Love Affair awards ceremony and gala held at Ocean Coral Spring Showtime Theater and Conference Center.
Top 50 U.S. Travel Agent awardees:
Jamaica’s A One Love Rewards Program serves as a dedicated training platform for the travel agent community to become certified experts on the destination. The program guides agents through vibrant, picturesque online pages that provide insider knowledge about the island. It also takes the travel agent community into the heart of the destination by showcasing the island’s rich history.
To date, there are more than 33,000 graduates in the Jamaica Travel Specialist program. In addition to being able to record bookings and earn rewards, travel advisors have access to FAM trips, seminars, webinars and more.
Further to learning about the island, travel agents earn valuable rewards points when they record their bookings at www.oneloverewards.com.
About The 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, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris.
This year, the JTB was declared the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board’ by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the 14th consecutive year and Jamaica was named the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Destination’ for the 16th consecutive year as well as the ‘Caribbean’s Best Nature Destination’ and the ‘Caribbean’s Best Adventure Tourism Destination.’ In addition, Jamaica was awarded four gold 2021 Travvy Awards, including ‘Best Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas,’ ‘Best Culinary Destination –Caribbean,’ Best Travel Agent Academy Program,’ as well as a TravelAge West WAVE award for ‘International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support’ for a record-setting 10th time. In 2020, Jamaica was named the WTA’s ‘World’s Leading Wedding Destination,’ the ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ and the ‘World’s Leading Family Destination.’ Also in 2020, the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the 2020 ‘Destination of the Year for Sustainable Tourism’. In 2019, TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Website at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422).