Best At Travel is the winner in the UK Long Haul Specialist Tour Operator Category of the Jamaica Travel Market Awards. At right, Josh Peacock collects the award on behalf of Best At Travel. Sharing in the moment are (from left): Donovan White, Director of Tourism; Elizabeth Fox, Regional Director UK/Northern Europe and Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett
The Jamaica Tourist Board’s annual awards were announced at a gala dinner during the organization’s Jamaica Travel Market UK travel industry show, held at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, England.
Presented by the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, the awards recognize the UK and Nordic tour operators and agencies which have achieved the largest growth of business to Jamaica during 2017.
In addition to the award categories which recognize an increase in room night production by individual companies, Jamaican hoteliers and tourism companies also voted for their favourite UK tour operator in the Jamaica Tourism Partners ‘Your Choice’ award category.
British Airways Holidays is Jamaica’s top selling UK Tour Operator. Rikki Partridge (right) receives the award from Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. Also in picture are Donovan White (left) Director of Tourism and Elizabeth Fox, Regional Director UK/Northern Europe
Winners of Jamaica Tourist Board Awards for Largest Business Growth During 2017:
UK Tour Operator – British Airways Holidays
UK Travel Agency/Tour Operator – The Holiday Place
UK Online Tour Operator – Expedia
UK Charter Tour Operator – TUI UK
Nordic Tour Operator – Ving
UK Long Haul Specialist Tour Operator – Best At Travel
UK Caribbean Specialist Travel Company – Newmont Travel
‘Your Choice Award’ – Favorite UK Tour Operator – Virgin Holidays
In its third year, the two-day Jamaica Travel Market offers UK buyers, planners and agents the opportunity of one-to-one networking and briefing sessions with Jamaican hoteliers, DMCs and tourism companies. On the second day, Travel agents benefitted from destination training followed by a BBQ where sampled authentic Jamaican cuisine.
By Franklin McKnight