Jamaica much sought after destination at Washington DC Travel Show

Jamaica much sought after destination at Washington DC Travel Show

WASHINGTON, DC - Jamaica was a much sought after destination at the 10th annual Washington DC Travel and Adventure Show held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center February 22nd and 23rd.

Destination Jamaica was on brilliant display as the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) along with Island Routes, Sandals, Beaches Resort, Tour Operators to Jamaica STS Vacations and Mystic Ridge Resorts mounted an attractive and exciting booth.

JTBs Business Development manager for the mid-Atlantic Region, Mrs. Victoria Harper-Rogers who was on hand to greet the many consumers who visited the booth, eager to gather information on visiting Jamaica said, “The Washington, DC region has been experiencing a brutally cold winter with blizzard-like conditions and snow-storms with record-low temperatures which has residents eager to escape the cold and get to Jamaica to feel our warmth and sunshine.” She said the travel adventure show gives Jamaica the opportunity to provide potential visitors with information on the various travel packages and attractions in Jamaica as well as answer questions.

Mrs. Harper-Rogers, who has the specific responsibility of growing Jamaica’s tourism market share from the Mid-Atlantic region, noted that in 2013 there was an increase over 2012 in stopover arrivals of 5% for Virginia, 1.5% for Maryland and .4% for the District of Columbia. The JTB Manager said she was looking forward to another record breaking year in visitor arrivals from the region.

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Business Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region Mrs. Victoria Harper-Rogers (right), presents an information kit on Jamaica to Ms. Anjie Kahot of Ashburn, Virginia, one of the consumers who visited the JTB booth at the Washington DC 10th annual travel and adventure show held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Looking on are other consumers who visited the booth.

(Photo by Derrick Scott)

The DC Travel and Adventure show is part of the largest series of travel shows in the US attracting over 2000 attendees and 200 exhibitors to the two-day event. The show is a one-stop shopping market-place where consumers can find hundreds of unique vacation options, travel deals and travel information under one roof. Attendees also have access to travel experts, travel seminars, on-hand activities, culinary demonstrations and cultural performances.