Jamaica has been recognized with six awards in the prestigious gold and silver categories at the 2021 Travvy Awards, further establishing its place as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. The Jamaica Tourist Board accepted these awards at the 7th annual Travvy gala that was held on November 11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The destination was honored with four gold statuettes for:
- ‘Best Destination – Caribbean’
- ‘Best Culinary Destination – Caribbean’
- ‘Best Tourism Board – Caribbean’
- ‘Best Travel Agent Academy Program’
Along with two silver statuettes for:
- ‘Best Wedding Destination – Caribbean’
- ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’
“We are truly grateful to receive multiple awards at such an influential event,” said Director of Tourism, Jamaica,
Donovan White. “Our tourist board works extremely hard to provide the highest level of support to our valued travel trade partners, as well as top tier service to all travelers visiting the destination, so this acknowledgement
by Travel Pulse and its readers is truly a proud moment for us.”
The 7th annual Travvy Awards, presented by Travel Pulse, now part of the NorthStar Travel Group, recognized
the to suppliers, destinations, technology providers and attractions, as selected by travel agents across the industry. Nearly 100,000 votes were cast across multiple categories by travel agent readers of Travel Pulse. The selections made by participating advisors reflect the destinations they believe provide outstanding service to travelers.
Jamaica remains open for travel and continues to welcome visitors safely. It’s health and safety protocols were
among the first to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels recognition that allowed the destination to safely reopen to travel in June 2020. Since then, the island has successfully welcomed over one million visitors to its shores.
For more information on Jamaica, please go to 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.
Last year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the
13th consecutive year and Jamaica was named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the 15th consecutive year as well as the Caribbean’s Best Spa Destination and the Caribbean’s Best MICE Destination. In addition, Jamaica copped the WTA’s World’s Leading Wedding Destination, the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, and the World’s Leading Family Destination. The Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the 2020 Destination of the Year for Sustainable Tourism. This year, Jamaica was awarded four gold 2021 Travvy Awards, including Best Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas, as well as a WAVE award for ‘International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support’ at the 2021 TravelAge West Awards. 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.