Jamaica Tourist Board and Air Jamaica Sponsor Annual New York Call

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Air Jamaica have joined forces to sponsor this year’s New York Call, an annual faith-based event created by a coalition of pastors and churches throughout the tri-state area. A highlight of the Long Island, NY event will be the Family Fun Day activities on August 22, during which both the JTB and Air Jamaica will be on-hand to promote faith-based travel to Jamaica.

“Jamaica has a large number of churches and faith-based institutions that appeal to the taste of many visitors ,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Based on this high level of interest, the Jamaica Tourist Board has been an active member of Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) for more than 20 years. This association has helped us share what we have to offer to the faith-based traveler, and we look forward to participating in New York Call where we will reach out to those who are interested in booking faith-based travel.”

In addition to the numerous activities that can be arranged for individual groups, Jamaica also offers a variety of faith-based events annually, including the very popular Fun in the Son Gospel Festival.

Air Jamaica, the national airline of Jamaica, provides many services for groups and others who wish to visit the island. Some of Air Jamaica’s special services for groups of 10 or more include:

· Competitive group discounts and guaranteed fares for 10 or more persons

· Increased group discounts during off-peak travel

· E-tickets available directly through Air Jamaica

· VIP Meet & Greet program

· Group check-in and recognition

· Advance seat assignments and group block seating

“The New York Call event is an excellent way to inform faith-based travelers about Air Jamaica’s group travel offerings, and encourage them to make Air Jamaica their preferred carrier to Jamaica and the Caribbean,” said George W. deMercado, Air Jamaica’s Senior Director, Global Sales. “On Air Jamaica, passengers will experience our legendary Lovebird Hospitality and find that vacations begin the the moment they board.”

The Family Fun Day activities, which are free and open to the public, will take place on August 22 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY. In addition to the JTB and Air Jamaica booth, the Family Fun Day features a health pavilion, family pavilion, children and sports pavilion with giveaways, games and more. For more information, details and artists updates, contact 1-877-NYCALL1 or visit www.nycall.org.

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