The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) for the eighth consecutive year awarded its top selling Jamaica Travel Specialists with a three-night getaway at Hyatt Ziva.
The getaway, which included tours, world-class dining and shopping, culminated with the “One Love Affair” gala held at Half Moon 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 United Kingdom.
Top-selling Canadian agents included:
- Darlene Rhoden - THE TRAVELNET INC. (ON)
- Pauline Blacoe - Shinetravel.ca (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)
The top agents booked a total of 174,837 room nights, collectively for the year. Among the top 10, Ontario-based agents Darlene Rhoden of The TravelNet placed number eight and Pauline Blacoe of Shine Travel placed number 10.
Congratulations to our Canadian agents!
Lindsey Johnson of Tropics Travel Agency in Kentucky, who emerged the top booker this year, was presented with a special award by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. She booked a total of 23,462 room nights. Rounding out the top five were: Anthony Tucker of All Inclusive Outlet in Kentucky, Michelle Wiseman of Toms Tours in Michigan, Donna Daniels of Fox Travel American Express in Texas and Matt Brelsford of BlueSun Vacations in Arkansas.
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. The program guides agents through vibrant, picturesque online pages that provide insider knowledge about the island. It also takes the travel agent community into the heart of the destination showcasing the island’s rich history.
In addition to learning about the island, travel agents earn valuable rewards points when they record their bookings at www.oneloverewards.com.
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