Jamaica Provides Island Fun For The Whole Family At 2010 Taste Of Chicago

CHICAGO – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will once again participate in the annual Taste of Chicago, offering interactive island activities for kids and adults in the Family Village on Tuesday, June 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Family Village is located to the left of the main entrance to Taste of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Taste of Chicago takes place from June 25 to July 4 and is expected to attract more than six million visitors to enjoy delectable cuisine and entertainment. Admission is free and food tickets can be purchased on-site.

“Jamaica is an easy and affordable destination to get to from the Chicago area and boasts so many activities perfect for families of all ages,” states John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Our visitor arrivals in the 1st quarter show an increase of 9.2% which we believe is due to the diverse range of hotels, attractions, improved airlift, improved infrastructure, and the value we offer.”

Jamaica Tourist Board at the Family Village

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Sunset Resorts will host an interactive activity area offering fun for the whole family. Kids and families can groove to their favorite Reggae tunes by the Jamaican One Man Band who will perform two sets at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Kids can get their face painted with colorful decorative motifs and make beaded bracelets for their friends and families. The adults can learn about great deals for the whole family in Jamaica, including what to do, where to go, and things not to miss! Representatives from the Jamaica Tourist Board, Sunset Resorts and Apple Vacations will be handing out Jamaican-branded goodies as well as helping consumers plan their next trip to Jamaica.

Reggae Karaoke

For adults over the age of 21 who don’t mind the spotlight and can carry a tune, The Jamaica Tourist Board will host a Reggae Singing Contest for a chance to win a trip to Jamaica. The best singer will win a trip for two to Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Waterpark in Montego Bay, a playful, all-inclusive family-friendly, 430-room beachfront resort that features the incredible Pirate’s Paradise Water Park, seaside entertainment center, dining variety, great beaches and spa.

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