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Winner announced for ‘Escape to JAMAICA’ contest

Kathy Kean of Robert Q Travel has been named the winner of the ‘Escape to JAMAICA’ contest, launched in collaboration with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Sandals Resorts.
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On-site PCR testing at Jamaica resorts in the works, says JTB

The government of Jamaica has approved a number of private labs to conduct COVID-19 testing for Canadian travellers in destination, plus on-site testing at select resorts in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril is in the works, says the JTB.
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Jamaica reaches record-high arrivals over the holidays

It was a happy holiday season indeed for Jamaica, which reported its highest seven-day cumulative arrival figures since reopening borders on June 15.
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JTB’s Jamaica fam a major hit with Canadian agents

Agent feedback about a recent fam trip by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was overwhelmingly positive, proving that not only is Jamaica open for business but that it’s also safe to travel to.
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Tons of prizes up for grabs with JTB’s Christmas giveaway

The Jamaica Tourist Board’s ’12 Days of Jammin’ Christmas giveaway is in full swing, with Canadian retail agents participating for an array of prize giveaways.
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Enter the ‘Escape to JAMAICA’ giveaway for a chance to win a Sandals stay

There’s still plenty of time for travel agents to enter the ‘Escape to JAMAICA’ giveaway for a chance to win an ultra-luxe island stay for two.
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JAPEX 2020: More with JTB’s Donovan White, plus a message from CLIA

Like all Canadians, Donovan White, Director of Tourism for the Jamaican Tourist Board (JTB), is keeping a close eye on Canada’s ongoing mandatory quarantine.
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JTB supports Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation with Jam-Walk 2020

Nothing can replace a gloriously sunny, warm fall weekend that makes you feel like summer is still in the air. And that’s especially true after close to seven months of COVID doldrums (and counting).
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Jamaica Tourist Board to discuss recovery tactics for agents

Agents are invited to tune into next week’s edition of ‘Irie Hour’, which will feature a special focus on how to grow their business during the pandemic.
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How Jamaica has managed to reopen safely, from the airport to hotels

Though Jamaica has officially reopened its borders to international travellers, questions still remain as to how safe it is to travel right now and whether the same island experience that visitors have come to know and love is even possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
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