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Hospitality Jamaica extends deadline for nominations

Published:Thursday | September 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner's tourism-trade publication, Hospitality Jamaica, has extended the nomination deadline for its 10th anniversary awards from today to September 23.

The announcement was made by the publication's coordinator Janet Silvera yesterday.

Silvera said the decision was taken in order to allow some 100 travel agents attending the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) to participate in the nominations.

JAPEX opens officially at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Sunday and runs for two days.

"Not only did we want to allow the many suppliers an opportunity to receive more nominations, but we also felt that travel agents who sell our resorts and attractions could contribute significantly to the process," said Silvera.

No limit on nominations

According to the Hospitality Jamaica coordinator, there is no limit to the nominations.

"Nominees may receive as many nominations as possible. It is the reasons they are being nominated that the judges will take into consideration and the number of nominations received," she stated.

Now in its 10th year, Hospitality Jamaica, the sole publication that focuses on the tourist industry, will award the island's tourism stakeholders at a gala at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on October 25.

The publication is looking to award the players in the industry in 10 categories and will also name an ambassador who made outstanding contributions to the sector.

Nominations have been robust with persons invited to select the island's Best European Plan, Best All-inclusive, Best Small/Boutique and Best Eco/Sustainable hotels.

"We will also award a Best Purveyor (supplier), Best Transportation (ground or air), Best Attraction, Best in Entertainment, Best Convention Centre and Best in Cuisine," said Silvera.

The decision will be made by a group of judges from the private sector.