JAMAICA WINS BIG AT 2022 TRAVEL AGE WEST WAVE AWARDS

With an ongoing emphasis on being one of the world’s top tourism destinations, Jamaica has been recognized by two 2022 WAVE (Western Advisors ’Vote of Excellence) Awards by TravelAge West. The destination was awarded ‘Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction, Caribbean’ and ‘International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support’. In the 17-year history of these awards, this is the 11thika time that Jamaica achieved international honor, which is the highest distinction.

“We are extremely grateful to have received so many awards including recognition from the International Tourism Board for Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support, with no other destination having won so many times,” said the Director of Tourism, Jamaica, Donovan White. “Our tourist board strives to provide the highest level of support to our valued travel trade partners, as well as top tier service to all travelers visiting the destination, so this recognition is welcomed by TravelAge West and its readership advisors are truly a proud moment for us. ”

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Pictured: Kenneth Shapiro, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, TravelAgeWest (left) with Dian Holland, Business Development Manager, Jamaica Tourist Board (right).

Travel advisor professionals across 15 Western states and readers of TravelAge West vote best-of-the-best from a list of Editor’s Pick award recipients. The winners were selected after a thorough review by Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the editorial team of TravelAge West. Evaluation methods include product evaluation, site visits, a survey by a select group of industry consultants and industry experts, and online research.

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TravelAge West has been serving the travel industry for 53 years, as a leading source of travel industry news and product information. Held on June 9 in Marina del Rey, California, the TravelAge West The 2022 WAVE Awards provided an opportunity for travel advisors in the Western US to recognize the unique qualities and services of their travel supplier partners. The awards, held annually, are given to more than 140 companies, individuals, and destinations in 69 categories. TravelAge West will include a special WAVE Awards section in the July 11 issue, featuring the award winners.

Last year, JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board of the World Travel Awards (WTA) for 13ika consecutive years and Jamaica was named Top Caribbean Destination for the 15th consecutive year as well as Best Caribbean Spa Destination and Best MICE Destination of the Caribbean. Also, Jamaica won the WTA’s Top Wedding Destination in the World, Top Cruise Destination in the World, and Top Family Destination in the World.