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Jamaica On Show At Adventures In Travel Expo In Washington, D.C., March 6 – 7, 2010

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Jamaica is set to bring its warmth and passion for adventure to the Mid-Atlantic during the Adventures in Travel Expo, March 6-7, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The destination is among over 200 exhibitors taking part in the two-day event.

Patrons attending the world’s largest travel and adventure show in Washington, D.C. are encouraged to visit Jamaica’s booth (#319) and enter to win a four-day/three-night vacation for two at Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They will learn about the exciting array of adventure options available in Jamaica including hiking, caving, ATV and canopy tours from Jamaica Tourist Board representative Victoria Harper who will be on-hand all weekend to provide details on the destination’s accommodations, attractions and events, as well as specially priced packages.

Nature enthusiasts who visit the booth will also be able to explore what makes the island a nature-friendly tourist destination.  Avid bird watchers can get their hands on “Bird Songs in Jamaica”, a must-have sound guide identifying 119 species found in Jamaica, useful when traveling to the tropical island to observe these creatures in their natural habitat.  

“With the diversity and variety of Jamaica’s attractions, the Adventures in Travel Expo affords us an excellent opportunity to appeal to adventure travelers who may not know how much Jamaica has to offer,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. “The timing is especially right because the Mid-Atlantic is currently experiencing extremely cold weather and travelers can easily escape to Jamaica, in just over three hours to experience Jamaica’s warmth and the range of adventure tours available.”

Following the expo in Washington, D.C., similar shows will be held in Chicago, March 20-21; and New York City, October 9-10, in which the Jamaica Tourist Board will again be participating.

This weekend’s Adventures in Travel Expo at the Washington Convention Center is open to consumers on Saturday, March 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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