The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has announced its participation in the 2022 edition of the Arabian Travel Market with the aim of developing and deepening business relationships within the travel industry in the Middle East. During the event, visitors to the JTB booth will learn about Jamaica’s world-class hotels, rejuvenating spa and wellness offerings, soft adventure activities, as well as learn about updates to industry following Jamaica’s positive participation in Expo 2020.
During the travel fair, travel professionals will be able to explore leisure travel opportunities and learn more about the destination’s hotels, cruises and restaurants, as well as business incentives in the MICE space, in addition to investment opportunities.
Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, said, “We are delighted to engage with the region’s travel and tourism professionals as we look forward to welcoming travelers from across the MENA region to explore ‘The Heartbeat of the World”. Tourism is a key part of Jamaica’s DNA and we are delighted to share the evolution of the island’s hospitality and how deeply connected we are to the Middle East.
Following its successful participation in Expo 2020, during which the destination welcomed over 250,000 visitors to the Jamaica Pavilion, the Jamaica Tourism Board will highlight the positive discussions underway with Emirates Airlines to improving connectivity with the Middle East, as well as meeting new and existing business partners as the island travels to capitalize on its popularity as an emerging vacation destination for travelers to the region.
The Arabian Travel Market will take place May 9-12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, hosting a host of key travel industry experts from across the region and beyond. The Jamaica Tourist Board is located at stand AM1360 and will be present throughout the event.
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About the Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital, 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.
In 2020, JTB was declared Best Caribbean Tourism Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was named the Caribbean’s Best Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year as well as the Best Spa Destination of the Caribbean and the best MICE in the Caribbean. Destination. Additionally, Jamaica has been ranked the world’s number one wedding destination by the WTA, the world’s number one cruise destination and the world’s number one family destination. Additionally, Jamaica received three 2020 Travvy Awards Gold Medals for Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas; Best Tourism Board Overall and Best Tourism Board, Caribbean/Bahamas. The Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) has named Jamaica the 2020 Destination of the Year for Sustainable Tourism. In 2019, TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the top destination in the Caribbean and the 14th best destination in the world. Jamaica is home to some of the best accommodations, attractions and service providers in the world that continue to receive top-notch global recognition.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica, visit the JTB website at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board on +44 207 225 9090. Follow JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. See the JTB blog on www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.