Jamaica was showcased as the leading Caribbean destination for weddings, honeymoons and romance at the 7th Annual Jamaica Bridal Expo & Conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The Expo, which took place over three action-packed days from September 6 to 8, attracted travel agents, bride-to-be’s and wedding planners from around the world.
“The Jamaica Bridal Expo & Conference continues to showcase Jamaica as the top wedding and honeymoon destination in the world, bringing together the best in the industry,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Jamaica is the leading destination to celebrate love and the Expo is the perfect platform to learn about the diversity of our offerings from local wedding and honeymoon experts on island.”
Sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board, the unique networking event and expo was curated and produced by the executive management team of Jo-Anne Paxton, Kathy Everhart and Peter Shoucair. Events included an exclusive welcome cocktail reception at Bellefield Great House, a beach party at Reading Reef, a full-day conference with renowned speakers and an event-filled expo including a fashion show showcasing Jamaica’s latest bridal trends.
From décor to gowns, the ballroom at the Montego Bay Convention Centre was transformed, offering wedding professionals and destination brides the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from top wedding venues and hotels as well as to learn more about services offered in Jamaica for the bridal market.
From its natural beauty to its rich culture, food and diverse array of world-class venues, Jamaica continues to be a leader in Caribbean destination weddings. International industry experts including Sonal Shah of Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants, Dr. Paulette Tai Chun-Hossman of Tai Floral Services Ltd., Marsha-Ann Brown, Director of Weddings & Romance, Sandals Resorts International and many more shared their expertise on executing a successful destination wedding in Jamaica.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.