Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism has announced the appointment of Angella Bennett to the position of Regional Director of Tourism for Canada at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Miss Bennett will be based in Toronto, Canada, and will take up her new positing the week of April 8.
Ms. Bennett brings more than 20 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience to the position, having worked extensively in several markets, including Canada, the US, Europe, Latin America and her native Jamaica.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Angella to the Jamaica Tourist Board team,” said Director White. “Canada remains a vital market for Jamaica and we intend to aggressively push to increase our visitor arrivals from that country. Given her broad experience across the hospitality sector and her penchant for devising revenue generating strategies to increase sales, she is well suited to aid the JTB in achieving growth in this important region.”
Ms. Bennett recently served as Director of Sales at RIU Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica overseeing sales and revenue management activities for 2500 rooms across five resorts. During her tenure, she successfully opened five of the six RIU Hotels in Jamaica and most recently launched the opening of the Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny.
Earlier in her career, she served as Caribic Vacations Limited’s Director of Tour Operator Management where she oversaw product development, quality control and accounting management for a myriad of tour operators including Airtours International, TUI Germany, DerTours, Miers Weltreizen and Jetair.
Ms. Bennett holds an MSc. in hospitality and tourism management from Revans University, UK; a certification in marketing from the University of the West Indies and is a confirmed Fellow with the International Management Centres Association (FIMCA).
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 twelve consecutive years between 2006 and 2018. 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagra