The Jamaica Tourist Board rewarded the 50 top selling Jamaica travel specialists with a three-night stay at the new adults-only beach resort Excellence Oyster Bay near Montego Bay. The getaway started off with tours, dining and shopping and eventually culminated with the “All White Affair” gala: a celebration recognizing the top performers from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Receiving a special award from Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, Anthony Tucker of All Inclusive Outlet in Georgetown, Kentucky led the night as the top booker of the past year. Over the course of the last 12 months, Tucker has been responsible for 22,456 room nights. The top 50 Jamaica specialists accounted for a total of 164,145 room nights, with individuals booking at least 11,112 nights each.
Speaking at the gala, Bartlett announced that Jamaica has already secured 89,000 new airline seats from the United Sates for this winter. He also noted that the country is set to begin work on around 6,000 new rooms in 2019.
Jamaica offers a dedicated training platform for the travel agent community to become certified experts on the country. A One Love Rewards Program provides agents with insider knowledge about the island, showcases the island’s rich history and allows travel professionals to earn rewards points when they book through the program’s website.