Jamaican Airline and Tourism Officials Cajole U.S.

 
 
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Jamaican Airline and Tourism Officials Cajole U.S.

Published 01/07/2010

(Miami, Florida) - Air Jamaica is continuing to demonstrate its corporate social responsibility in the new year. As part of this program, the airline has lent its support to the Central Worship Center, which departs Philadelphia for Jamaica on a volunteer mission starting Monday, January 11 and returning Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

On arrival at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, the group will be met by representatives of Air Jamaica, the Jamaica Tourist Board and other airport officials.

The 65-member group, led by Pastor Timothy Dukes and Dale Dukes of Dukes Lumber Company in Delaware will undertake a variety of outreach programs in various communities on the island’s north coast. The projects will include renovations to a number of facilities which house the needy, in addition to its major activity, the refurbishing and upgrading of the Teen Challenge Youth Center in the resort town of Ocho Rios, which provides drug rehabilitation programs for youths.

“As Jamaica’s national carrier, we are excited to continue this tradition of building goodwill in the Philadelphia region while at the same time making a meaningful contribution to Jamaica’s development,” said Joy Cain, Air Jamaica’s Area Sales Manager, Philadelphia. “The airline has had a longstanding relationship with churches, schools and community groups and looks forward to strengthening that partnership.”

Air Jamaica currently offers daily nonstop flights, except Thursdays and Saturdays, between Philadelphia and Montego Bay with continuing service to Kingston on Mondays and Tuesdays. All flights feature Air Jamaica’s generous baggage allowance of one checked piece of baggage at 50 lbs. per passenger in Economy Class, as well as free in-flight entertainment and snacks.

For further information, reservations and details on current specials, call Air Jamaica at 1-800-523-5585 or visit the website at www.AirJamaica.com.

Celebrating its 40th year as Jamaica’s national carrier, Air Jamaica offers the numerous nonstop flights between the U.S. and Jamaica. The airline serves 12 destinations with more than 160 weekly flights during Fall 2009, including service between Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Chicago (O’Hare), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Curacao and Nassau, as well as nonstop service between New York and Grenada. Voted “The Caribbean’s Leading Airline” for 12 consecutive years, Air Jamaica offers one of the industry’s most generous rewards programs, 7th Heaven Rewards, along with award-winning, free in-flight entertainment, the Island Stylee video and SkyWritings, the in-flight magazine.

For more information or to book travel, visit www.AirJamaica.com.

Meanwhile, New York got a bit of Jamaica this week as the Jamaica Tourist Board kicked off its Winter Rescue campaign Thursday morning with the first of three weekly events at New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Joining in the celebrations were Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch, Air Jamaica’s Regional Sales Manager, Northern USA Campbell Rudder, Miss Jamaica USA Diane Johnson, and a member of the original Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Devon Harris.

The Bus Terminal is decorated with enticing ads depicting the most beautiful spots in Jamaica, aimed to inspire New Yorkers to escape the chilly winter weather. Additionally, taxicabs throughout New York City are sporting special Jamaican tops. New Yorkers who spot a Jamaican cab can visit WWPR-FM’s website to provide details about the time and location the cab was spotted and enter to win a trip to Jamaica, courtesy of Air Jamaica and Riu Hotels & Resorts.

Similar promotions are also underway in other major Northeast U.S. cities including Washington DC (WHIT-FM), Philadelphia (WISX-FM) and Boston (KISS-FM).

 

 
     

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