Alsion Wilson-Roach, Consul General of Jamaica to New York (center), joins the award-winning JTB team of Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager, Northeast USA on the red carpet to celebrate their win at the
|NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2020 – Jamaica captured three gold awards at the 2020 Travvy Awards in New York City including Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas; Best Tourism Board Overall and Best Tourism Board, Caribbean/Bahamas. The destination also walked away with three silver awards: Best Destination Overall, Best Honeymoon Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas and Best Wedding Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas.
On hand to collect the awards were the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager, Northeast USA. With unceasingly strong arrival figures, Jamaica continues to be a premier Caribbean destination, praised by visitors around the globe. The awards were presented in the presence of hundreds of travel industry leaders, influencers and media at Gotham Hall.
Above: Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager (JTB), Northeast USA, celebrate Jamaica’s triple wins at the Travvy Awards in New York
The annual Travvy Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for their outstanding achievements. Over 39,000 agents, who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly, vote and award the very best in the travel industry.
The Travvy Awards’ recognition continues to reaffirm Jamaica’s powerful and lasting impact on the world and all who visit the island. Now in its 6th year, the Travvy Awards have quickly earned the reputation as the Academy Awards of the travel industry. These new accolades reaffirms the island’s bold pronouncement that Jamaica is the Heartbeat of the World.
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About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai.
TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2019. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for fourteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2020. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2019 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years.