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Travel agents treated to breakfast by The Courtleigh Hospitality Group

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:15 AM
Sales and Reservations Manager Maurice Bryan giving an informative  presentation to the travel agents.
Sales and Reservations Manager Maurice Bryan giving an informative presentation to the travel agents.

Tr avel agents are one of the key players in keeping the tourism industry alive. The Courtleigh Hospitality Group (CHG) hosted a breakfast presentation for the Professional Travel Agents of North America, through a partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board, at the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites recently.

Group Director of Marketing & Sales Nicola Madden-Greig says one of the main objectives of gatherings like these are to build partnerships that later grow the tourism economy. “Whether it’s for business or pleasure, Kingston can offer several amenities to guests, and we wanted to showcase that there’s more to Jamaica that can be experienced.”

Madden-Greig says the CHG is dedicated to making Kingston a destination of choice for visitors. The group has received significant bookings for meetings and conferences but wants to make more city weddings become a reality. “Kingston is the perfect backdrop to enhance your love story with the hotels’ indoor and outdoor venues as well as all the garden like settings and historic sites the city has to offer.”

The travel agents got a taste of Jamaica with an array of authentic Jamaican ­breakfast dishes prepared by Courtleigh Hotel’s ­executive chef Lij Heron and his team. The breakfast was the culmination of visits throughout Kingston and tours of the CHG; The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, The Knutsford Court Hotel and The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

The agents were given an insightful ­presentation on CHG and its drive to motivate guests to stay in the heartbeat of Jamaica.

Sales and Reservations Manager, Maurice Bryan highlighted events, tours, historic sites and attractions that guests can enjoy while staying in Kingston. “It is important to sell Kingston as a destination as it has so much to offer for a city vacation. It is the entertainment, cultural, sporting and business capital of the Caribbean” said Bryan.

Bryan also highlighted the benefits travel agents can now receive when they book CHG. “Travel agents can now receive bonus American Airline miles as well as bonus commission for bookings made online between now and December.” He added that the group has implemented special rates for travel agents who wish to experience the city life.

The hotel group has now added a travel agent portal on their websites to advise these professionals on how they can reap their rewards and exclusive offers.

Madden-Greig stated, “The Courtleigh Hospitality group will continue to engage in more of these types of collaborations, so as to improve the city experience and further build the economy.”