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Jamaica Wins Big at 2022 TravelAge West Wave Awards

[KINGSTON, Jamaica]With a continuing emphasis on being one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, Jamaica has been recognized with two 2022 WAVE (Western Advisors’ Vote of Excellence) Awards by TravelAge West.

Mindy Poder, Dian Holland - 2022 TravelAge West Wave Awards
Mindy Poder, Executive Editor, TravelAgeWest (at left) with Dian Holland, Business Development Manager, Jamaica Tourist Board (at right) at the 2022 WAVE Awards

Awards

The destination has been awarded ‘Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction, Caribbean’. In addition to ‘International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support’. In the 17-year history of these awards, it is the 11th time Jamaica has earned the international honor. This is also a top distinction.

“We are very grateful to receive multiple awards including the recognition of International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support, which no other destination has won so many times,” said Director of Tourism, Jamaica, Donovan White. “Our tourist board works very hard to provide the highest level of support to our valued travel trade partners, as well as top tier service to all travelers visiting the destination, so receiving this acknowledgement by TravelAge West and its advisor readers is truly a proud moment for us.”

Kenneth Shapiro, Dian Holland - 2022 TravelAge West Wave Awards
Kenneth Shapiro, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, TravelAgeWest (at left) with Dian Holland, Business Development Manager, Jamaica Tourist Board (at right).

Voting for the Best of the Best

Travel advisor professionals throughout 15 Western states and readers of TravelAge West voted on the best-of-the-best from a list of Editor’s Pick award recipients. The winners were chosen after careful review by Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of industry advisors. Plus, industry experts, and online research.

TravelAge West has been serving the travel industry for 53 years. They are a leading source of travel industry news and product information. Held on June 9 in Marina del Rey, California, the TravelAge West 2022 WAVE Awards gave travel advisors in the Western U.S. the opportunity to recognize outstanding qualities and services of their travel supplier partners.

The Awards, which are held annually, were provided to more than 140 companies, individuals, and destinations across 69 categories. TravelAge West will include a special WAVE Awards section in the July 11 issue, highlighting award winners.

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