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Above: Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks (fourth right) pose with representatives from intergovernmental organizations, the Jamaica Tourist Board and supplier companies from Jamaica at the luncheon event at The Dupont Hotel

Jamaica Stages MICE Roadshow Events in Washington D.C. and New Jersey

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The Jamaica Tourist Board’s Groups & Conventions department is continuing its dynamic campaign to engage top North American meeting planners with recent events in Washington DC and Peapack New Jersey.  Designated “The Spirit of Jamaica,” this roadshow series is a continuation of August events held in Toronto and Montreal.

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Above (L-R): Tanesha Clarke, Director of Sales and Marketing, Ocean Coral Spring by H10 Hotels; John Woolcock, Manager Groups & Conventions, Jamaica Tourist Board; Margaret Clarke-Wheatley, Business Development Officer, Jamaica Tourist Board; Bert Wright, Vice President, Jamaica Tours Ltd.; Mavoy Smith, Director of Sales & Events, Montego Bay Convention Centre and Kenton Senior, Business Development Manager, Northeast USA, Jamaica Tourist Board

“The chance to meet planners in our key markets face-to-face is an invaluable opportunity to showcase and convey the best Jamaica has to offer for events of any size and nature,” said John Woolcock, Jamaica Tourist Board’s Manager of Groups and Conventions. “The island has invested heavily in new properties, DMC’s and excursions to ensure that Jamaica is a top-notch destination for any event. With two state-of-the-art conference centers in Kingston and Montego Bay, increased airlift from around the world and diverse accommodations, Jamaica welcomes planners for meetings and events.”

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Above: Gathered at the Bresca Restaurant in Washington DC for the Spirit of Jamaica Roadshow are left to right: John Woolcock, Manager of Groups and Conventions, Jamaica Tourist Board; Mavoy Smith, Director of Sales & Events, Montego Bay Convention Centre; Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks and Margaret Clarke-Wheatley, Business Development Officer, Jamaica Tourist Board

During the series, luncheon and dinner presentations were held for 80 planners at The Dupont Circle in Washington D.C and at Ninety Acres, a farm-to-table venue situated on the Natirar Estate New Jersey. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks encouraged the planners to invest in Jamaica and further strengthen the vital connections between Jamaica and the US.

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Above: Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks (fourth right) pose with representatives from intergovernmental organizations, the Jamaica Tourist Board and supplier companies from Jamaica at the luncheon event at The Dupont Hotel

Presentations were given by Jamaica industry partners including Jamaica Tours Ltd., Montego Bay Convention Centre and Ocean Coral Spring by H10 Hotels, a property set to open December 10. Appleton Rum provided a taste of Jamaica, with a rum tasting session.

To learn more about groups and meetings in Jamaica, go to: www.visitjamaica.com/conventions/meetings.

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 thirteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2019. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 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 FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.


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