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June 17, 2022Full NewsNo Comments109 views
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 17, CMC – Jamaica is to host the international board of directors meeting for the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Global later this month as the island continues its strong tourism rebound this summer.
SITE’s international board of directors is comprised of top planners in the incentive travel business from countries around the world including the United States, Canada, Europe, Egypt and China.
“Incentive group business is an important component of our tourism sector that brings in valuable revenue to our stakeholder partners and to our economy overall,” said Donovan White, the Director of Tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).
“Being selected to host this international meeting over any other destination in the world right now amounts to a huge vote of confidence for Jamaica by incentive travel planners across the globe”.
The JTB said that it is “thrilled” to have won the bid to host the June 20-23 event, with the manager of Groups & Conventions, John Woolcock, adding that stakeholders here will benefit from the experience of the delegates “ensuring Jamaica remains on the pulse of the incentive travel market.”
President, SITE 2022 and Vice President, AIC Hotel Group, Kevin Edmunds, said “as we move into a post pandemic marketplace, SITE believes the deployment of incentive travel will become even more widespread as corporations seek to motivate and re-energize their teams.
“With its easy access, great infrastructure and undoubted all round destination appeal, Jamaica is the perfect destination to deliver high levels of motivation and energy. The SITE board is excited to meet in this truly motivational destination.”
In August last year, Jamaica served as the host destination for SITE’s U.S. Midwest Chapter’s Second Annual SMART Forum that attracted 50 incentive travel planners.