TORONTO — The Jamaica Tourist Board Canada is inviting Ontario agents to an exclusive series of destination product showcase events.
Running from Nov. 6-8, the events will provide agents with the chance to learn about the latest developments on the island, directly from suppliers. Locations include London, Ajax and Etobicoke, with two sessions taking place in each city (12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.).
“Our Ontario travel agent partners will sharpen their product knowledge about the island’s best and most up-to-date offerings,” said Philip Rose, Regional Director, Jamaica Tourist Board Canada. “Through one-on-one sessions with some of Destination Jamaica’s top suppliers, travel agents will receive a full product update. From accommodations to activities and excursions, to what’s new on the culinary, festival and cultural landscape, the agents will be empowered to keep Jamaica top of mind as they sell vacation packages for the winter season and beyond.”
These seminars will follow an earlier visit to Canada made by Jamaica’s tourism principals, including Director of Tourism Donovan White, and Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. During their visit, they met with airline executives, tour operators, travel media and influencers, reaffirming the bond between Jamaica and Canada while at the same time thanking Canadian travel and trade partners for promoting the destination to Canadians.
As a result of that visit, the destination has recorded an increase in Canadian airlines’ seat capacity to Jamaica for the upcoming winter. A total of 43,900 more seats have been added over last year, with the growth coming from Sunwing, Air Canada Vacations, Air Transat and WestJet.
To register for the showcase events, go to visitjamaica.com/canada and click on the ‘Destination Showcase’ tab.
For more information go to visitjamaica.com/canada/travel-specialist/.