Jamaica Tourist Board Celebrates Travel Specialists on Travel Agent Day

Jamaica Tourist Board Celebrates Travel Specialists on Travel Agent Day May 6
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (center, second row), Director of Tourism Donovan White (center, front row), and Deputy Director of Tourism Donnie Dawson (left, back row) pose for a group photo with the top 2019 travel specialists


MIAMIThe Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has long valued the strong and successful relationships with its dedicated and talented travel specialists.

On Travel Agent Day, May 6, the JTB will show its appreciation to Jamaica travel specialists in the U.S. and Canada in a special and meaningful way.

In the U.S., the JTB will partner with Jamaican-owned food distributor Grace Foods to provide travel specialists with gift cards.

Following participation in a webinar on May 6, the first 300 agents will be eligible to win the gifts cards by entering an online contest on

In Canada, the JTB is giving away Tim Hortons Coffee gift cards to travel specialists based in that market.

The first 300 agents to register at will receive a $10 gift card via e-mail.

“We treasure the remarkable relationship with our travel specialists who continue to play an important part in our success as a sought-after vacation destination,” said Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales, Jamaica Tourist Board. “This initiative is just one tangible way in which we can express our gratitude to our agents especially during what has been a most challenging period for the global travel industry.”

In addition to the Travel Agent Day celebration, the JTB has been providing support to keep agents engaged and updated on the product during this period of uncertainty including hosting a number of webinars, virtual sales calls and weekly scavenger trivia games.

Over 40,000 travel specialists have been trained as part of Jamaica’s A One Love Rewards Program, which serves as a dedicated training platform for the travel agent community to become certified experts on the destination. The program guides agents through vibrant, picturesque online pages that provide insider knowledge about the island.

In 2019, the top travel specialists booked a total of 174,837 room nights, collectively for the year.



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