Jamaica Wins Caribbean Vacation spot Resilience Award

Jamaica has been awarded the Caribbean Resort and Tourism Affiliation’s (CHTA’s) Vacation spot Resilience Award.

The Caribbean Vacation spot Resilience Award was granted for Jamaica’s restoration efforts in the course of the COVID-19 Pandemic and tourism resilience-building initiatives. The award acknowledges locations with a deliberate deal with resilience as indicated by their commitments to handle some or the entire United Nations World Tourism Group’s (UNWTO’s) 17 sustainable growth objectives. Particular emphasis is positioned on highlighting locations which subscribe to a collaborative and partnership-focused strategy, partaking private and non-private sector stakeholders in modern, needs-driven methods.        

Jamaica was on the forefront of thought management on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The island, beneath the stewardship of the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, instantly created a COVID-19 Restoration Taskforce with private and non-private sector stakeholders. Primarily based on the modern initiatives from this Taskforce, Jamaica reopened its borders in June 2020 and by no means closed since.

In accepting the award, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, mentioned:

“This award is for my total tourism crew and all our non-public and public sector companions who instantly noticed the necessity to maintain the lifeblood of the nation open.”

“From the minds and laborious work of the crew, Jamaica was first out of the blocks on the street to restoration.”

Sturdy well being and security protocols have been applied to assist mitigate the unfold of the illness. The truth is, these protocols acquired the World Journey and Tourism Council’s ‘Protected Travels’ stamp of approval. With the creation of Resilient Corridors, Jamaica was capable of resume tourism actions safely and seamlessly as these designated areas had a robust COVID-19 infrastructure in place.

“It’s a pleasure to acknowledge my house nation with this vacation spot resilience award because it validates the numerous hours and energy that went into the restoration by means of our private and non-private sector companions to make sure the survival of tourism,” mentioned President of the CHTA, Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig.

“It was no straightforward feat to reopen our borders in such a brief area of time and this award highlights the significance of partnerships in a disaster,” mentioned Director of Tourism, Donovan White. “We’re actually grateful and deeply honored to obtain this distinction.”

For extra data on Jamaica, please go to www.visitjamaica.com.


The Jamaica Vacationer Board (JTB), based in 1955, is Jamaica’s nationwide tourism company primarily based within the capital metropolis of Kingston. JTB places of work are additionally situated in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and Germany and London. Consultant places of work are situated in Berlin, Spain, Italy, Mumbai and Tokyo.

In 2022, the JTB was declared ‘World’s Main Cruise Vacation spot,’ ‘World’s Main Household Vacation spot’ and ‘World’s Main Wedding ceremony Vacation spot’ by the World Journey Awards, which additionally named it the ‘Caribbean’s Main Vacationer Board’ for the fifteenth consecutive 12 months; and the ‘Caribbean’s Main Vacation spot’ for the seventeenth consecutive 12 months; in addition to the ‘Caribbean’s Main Nature Vacation spot’ and the ‘Caribbean’s Finest Journey Tourism Vacation spot.’ As well as, Jamaica earned seven awards within the prestigious gold and silver classes on the 2022 Travvy Awards, together with ‘‘Finest Wedding ceremony Vacation spot – General’, ‘Finest Vacation spot – Caribbean,’ ‘Finest Culinary Vacation spot – Caribbean,’ ‘Finest Tourism Board – Caribbean,’ ‘Finest Journey Agent Academy Program,’ ‘Finest Cruise Vacation spot – Caribbean’ and ‘Finest Wedding ceremony Vacation spot – Caribbean.’ Jamaica is house to a few of the world’s greatest lodging, points of interest and repair suppliers that proceed to obtain outstanding world recognition. 

For particulars on upcoming particular occasions, points of interest and lodging in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site or name the Jamaica Vacationer Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422).  Comply with the JTB on Fb, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB weblog.

SEEN IN IMAGE:  The Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, (2nd from L), holds Jamaica’s Caribbean Resort and Tourism Affiliation’s (CHTA’s) Vacation spot Resilience Award. Sharing within the second are (L-R) Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig, President, CHTA; Ewald Biemens, Proprietor, Bucuti and Tara Seaside Resort, Aruba; Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board; Kyle Mais, Managing Director, Jamaican Inn; Vanessa Ledesma-Berrios, Appearing CEO & Director Normal, CHTA; Josef Forstmayr, Managing Director, Spherical Hill Resort and Villas; Marc Melville, CEO, Chukka Caribbean; and Fiona Fennell, Public Relations and Communications Supervisor, Jamaica Vacationer Board. – picture courtesy of Jamaica Vacationer Board

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