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Jamaica Tops Caribbean With Most Award Wins

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – October 14, 2011 – Jamaica and its hotel partners were a big hit at the 2011 MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Awards held recently at MLT University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with the destination winning the most awards in the Caribbean.  Among the award winners were: Coco La Palm Seaside Resort, Couples Negril, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away, Couples Tower Isle, Gran Bahia Principe, Hedonism II, Iberostar, Sandals Resorts, Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, The Jewel Dunn's River and The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort. 

The Quality Assurance Award, recognizes qualifying hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. For the 2011 award, results were measured against the experiences of more than 500,000 customers who traveled with Delta Vacations’, Continental Airlines Vacations, United Vacations and Worry-Free Vacations from the U.S. and Canada. 

Out of the more than 2,300 hotels offered by MLT Vacations in Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, Hawaii, Florida, Las Vegas and the rest of the U.S., only 193 qualified to receive the MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award designation for 2011.








JAMAICAN HOTELS SCORE BIG AT MLT AWARDS – Following its big win at the 2011 MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Awards, hotel representatives joined the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Anthony King, Regional Director and Mark McDermoth, Business Development Manager at the JTB booth for a celebratory photo. Pictured from left to right photo are: Mark Photiades, MLT Vacations; Jermaine Brown, Sandals Resorts; Anthony King, JTB; Leandro Reynoso, Bahia Principe; Kristi Miller, Hedonism II; Michele Herron-Penn, Couples; Helen Montijano, Bahia Principe; Judy Whidden, Ritz Carlton; Mark McDermoth, JTB; Bonnie Nicotra – Jewel Dunn’s River; Randy Russell, Couples; Keith Kugler and Carlene Turner-Gayle, Coco La Palm.

For details on planning a Jamaican vacation, go to the Jamaica Tourist Board’s website at www.visitjamaica.com.

About Jamaica Tourist Board

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2010. Also in 2010, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the fourth consecutive year. Additionally, Montego Bay was named the World’s Leading Beach Destination, Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport.           

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Tokyo.   

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com, or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitjamaica, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/aboutjamaicajtb.



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