It’s one thing to know that travel agent associations are lobbying the government on agents’ behalf. It’s another to actually hear it and see it in action.
MONTEGO BAY — Eight Canadian travel agents were among the honourees at the Jamaica Tourist Board’s ‘One Love Affair’ gala event in Montego Bay.
This is the eighth consecutive year for the event, which rewards the year’s top-selling Jamaica Travel Specialists. This year’s celebration took place at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall.
The three-night trip included tours, dining and shopping, and culminated with the ‘One Love Affair’ gala at Half Moon Jamaica’s conference centre. The awards gala recognized the top 50 performing agents from across North America – including eight representatives from Canada – as well as the top five agents from the UK.
The top agents booked a total of 174,837 room nights, collectively for the year. Among the top 10, Mississauga, ON’s Darlene Rhoden of The TravelNet placed number eight and Pauline Blacoe of Shine Travel in Brantford, ON placed number 10.
The eight Canadian agents are …
Darlene Rhoden – The TravelNet (ON)
Pauline Blacoe – Shine Travel (ON)
Sharon Boissonneault – House of Travel (QC)
Cheryl Jaster Rhyno – Niche Travel Group (NS)
Sharon Loppie – Time 2 Travel (NS)
Vanessa Martinez – Centre Holidays (ON)
Lois Barbour – Travel Time – TPI Inc (Nfld)
Jen Langlois – Suite Trip Travel TPI (ON)
Jamaica’s A One Love Rewards Program serves as a dedicated training platform for the travel agent community to become certified experts on the destination. For more details see oneloverewards.com.