Jamaica Offers Incentives to Obtain Passports

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) are offering incentives for travelers who obtain new passports. Visitors who travel to Jamaica after January 8, 2007 with new passports and have Jamaica as the first port of entry stamped in their new passport, will receive special credits during their stay that equal the standard amount spent on applying for a U.S. passport. These incentives may include hotel services such as spa treatments, golf greens fees, attraction tour fees, room upgrades, extra nights, gift shop and photo shop purchases. Participating hotels will offer the various incentives through December 2007. Services and amenities provided by hotels will equal the U.S. dollar amount spent on each new passport: $97 per adult and $82 per child for new passports. Details for participating hotels will vary. Additionally, on November 15, The Jamaica Tourist Board will launch a series of Jamaica Morning Coffee Breaks to be held at major commuter terminals in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Consumers can apply for their passports on-site or collect the necessary forms. Free Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee will be offered as well as information on Jamaica travel and new passport requirements. Commuters will need to have all necessary documents if they want to apply at the events. This program will continue in additional major U.S. markets through mid-winter 2007. For more information visit [www.visitjamaica.com/rewards].