As part of Jamaica’s worldwide initiative to secure strong airlift to Jamaica, members of the Jamaica Tourist Board’s leadership team held strategic meetings with key players and decision makers from Delta Airlines and Delta Vacations at their headquarters in Atlanta last week.
Delta confirmed to the Jamaican team that their seat capacity to Jamaica for 2022/23 is up 1% over the same period in pre-pandemic 2019/20. The airline also confirmed the return of service from Detroit and Minneapolis for Winter 2022/2023 to daily service for the first time since the pandemic started.
“This resumption of daily non-stop service from two of Delta’s key Midwest gateways for Winter 2022/2023 combined with a capacity increase over pre-pandemic levels is a distinct vote of confidence in the ongoing recovery of tourism to Jamaica,” said Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board. “This is a clear indication from one of our top airline partners that we are well on our way toward returning our stopover arrivals to growth over 2019, the year when we received our highest number of stopover visitors to date.”
Delta is one of the top air passenger carriers serving Jamaica from the U.S. During peak winter seasons, it flies non-stop to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) from Boston, Minneapolis, New York, and Atlanta as well as to Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) from Atlanta multiple times each week.
For more information about Jamaica, please visit www.visitjamaica.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.
In 2021, the JTB was declared ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘World’s Leading Family Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Destination’ for the second consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, which also named it the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board’ for the 14th consecutive year; and 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, 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). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.