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Top travel agents recognised at one love affair” gala

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:12 AM
Angella Bennett (left), JTB regional director, Canada and Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism pose with the top-selling Jamaica travel specialists from Canada.
Angella Bennett (left), JTB regional director, Canada and Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism pose with the top-selling Jamaica travel specialists from Canada.

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) for the eighth consecutive year rewarded its top-selling Jamaica travel specialists with a three-night getaway at the Hyatt Ziva.

The getaway, which included tours, world-class dining and shopping, culminated with the ‘One Love Affair’ gala, held at the Half Moon Conference Centre. The event, recognised the top 50 performing agents from across the United States and Canada, and top five from the United Kingdom.

Lindsey Johnson of Tropics Travel Agency in Kentucky, who emerged the top booker this year, was presented with her 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. The top agents booked a total of 174,837 room nights, collectively, for the year.

Jamaica’s A One Love Rewards Programme serves as a dedicated training platform for the travel agent community to become certified experts on the destination. The programme 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 reward points when they record their bookings at www.oneloverewards.com.