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Dear Colleagues and Editors,
Please see attached and below our News Release: Sangster International Airport Lauded with Numerous Awards in 2015. We ask your assistance in publicizing same.
Montego Bay, Jamaica -- 2 February 2016. Sangster International Airport was center stage for multiple awards in 2015, solidifying its position as the leading gateway to the Caribbean. Several affiliated tourism entities that use Sangster International as a base were also lauded for their performance over the past year.
Sangster International, operated by MBJ Airports, was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport at the 2015 World Travel Awards for the seventh year in a row and was among the nominees for the World’s Leading Airport. The airport’s seamless operations and first-in-class guest services weren’t lost on Caribbean Journal, which put Sangster at the top of its list, The 10 Best Caribbean Airports – 2015.
The most important mission of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment is to ensure that the benefits of our tourism sector are felt by the largest possible numbers of the Jamaican people throughout the island. This is why we continue a sharp focus on maximising income generation and job creation.
The Tourism Linkages Council is working tirelessly to ensure the tourism sector becomes better integrated with other sectors such as entertainment, agriculture and manufacturing. Our efforts are having measurable success as these sectors have built meaningful partnerships through networking events, like the ‘Christmas in July’ initiative, organised by the Linkages Hub in collaboration with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation and other partners. We will continue to ensure that our tourism sector maintains its pattern of the robust growth we have enjoyed over the past few years.
This catalogue is another tool that will make information on our wide variety of local products available not only to our local tourism sector but to the wider export market. I congratulate all the members of the Tourism Linkages Council and I look forward to even greater success moving forward.
The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) congratulates Mr Adam Stewart, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International and the ATL Group and 2nd Vice President at the JHTA on his award of Caribbean Hotelier of the Year received today at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) held October 2-4, 2015 in Puerto Rico.
At the JHTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in June 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay, Adam received the JHTA Hotelier of the Year award. He was selected by his peers who undoubtedly agreed that Adam has done an exemplary job of ensuring that visitors, from all over the world, to the Sandals properties receive the best in accommodations, relaxation and offerings that are desired by persons locally, regionally and internationally. Adam is not only an outstanding hotelier, but he also has a passion for community service and environmental presentation, which are the focus of the Sandals Foundation.
Montego Bay Convention Centre to host leading business forum for tour operators, wholesalers and travel agents
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – August 19, 2015 – The 25th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), set to take place at Montego Bay Convention Centre from September 20-22, 2015 will place special focus on the markets of Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. A one-of-a-kind exhibition, JAPEX is the island’s premier travel trade show and serves as a forum for leading Jamaican suppliers of the island’s tourism product to meet with travel wholesalers and tour operators.
Registration is now underway for the travel trade show hosted by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), which will again feature the industry seminars and the tourism linkages hub. Last year’s JAPEX attendance featured 113 buyers along with 277 participants from 105 supplier companies, and approximately 30 media members from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
June 12-14, 2015, Hyatt Regency Miami
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2015 Winners - Taste of the Caribbean.
WINNER – CARIBBEAN NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR