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Turissimo Jamaica and African Drums welcome visitors

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:17 AM
Turissimo Jamaica’s Pietro Rizzuto (left) and Ricardo Cerrillo awaiting their passengers, who were being transported by Tropical Tours’ luxury buses to their various hotels.
From left: Turissimo Jamaica’s Sal Ramos, Tropical Tours’ Fred Smith and Turissimo’s Pietro Rizzuto.
From left: Donna Allen of Delta Vacations, with mvisitors Antonio Lanni and April Spaulding, Fayon Watson of Turissimo Jamaica, and Phoenix-Simone Nikao of Delta Vacations share lens during the arrival of the first set of visitors for Turissimo Jamaica at the Sangster International Airport.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

The reverberation of African drums, cultural dance moves and colourful costumes, were on show last Thursday as Children of the Drums performed for Turissimo Jamaica guests at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

The company, which represents Delta Vacations, and recently signed a partnership with Jamaica's Tropical Tours, will bring in 60,000 visitors to Jamaica over the next year, gave life and added excitement to the restricted and sterile area of the airport.

On hand to meet the passengers were Turissimo Jamaica's vice president of sales and marketing, Sal Ramos, Delta Vacations' Donna Allen, and Phoenix-Simone Nikao, and managing director of Tropical Tours, Fred Smith.

Describing the occasion as extremely special, Ramos said he and his company opted to bring in a flight with 175 passengers as a prelude of what is to come.

"This is indeed a special day for Jamaica. We are the official representatives of Delta Vacations in Jamaica and our job is to ensure full visitor satisfaction. We are also closely aligned to Tropical Tours as it relates to ground transportation and taking the visitors on organised tours to attractions across the island."

Lauding the dedication and professionalism of Jamaican workers, Ramos said Turissimo was fully complemented by a local staff made up of a number of Jamaican workers who have demonstrated "time and time again," a level of commitment that "is second to none".

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com