DestinationWeddings.com and the Jamaica Tourist Board Declare “Love Is Not Cancelled”

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Top travel brands join forces to host global virtual celebration for couples impacted by pandemic.

In an effort to celebrate love in a time of crisis, DestinationWeddings.com, the leader in the romance travel industry and the Jamaica Tourist Board, the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board, announce, “Love is Not Cancelled”. DestinationWeddings.com and Jamaica will host a virtual, symbolic wedding ceremony for up to 100 couples who have had to cancel or postpone either their domestic or international wedding as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our hearts break for those who’ve had to postpone or cancel their wedding due to the pandemic,” says Jen Avey, Vice President of Marketing for DestinationWeddings.com. “So, we wanted to do something special for these couples and give them an opportunity to experience a destination wedding, albeit virtual, at a time when they are unable to hold their own ceremony.”

With an eye on the future, DestinationWeddings.com, alongside select Jamaica resort partners, are offering each couple who participates a complimentary wedding package, three free nights in an upgraded room category plus an additional exclusive amenity, complimentary arrival service (escort service through customs from the Jamaica Tourist Board with use of the ClubMoBay arrival lounge) and departure service through ClubMoBay when they book their celebration through DestinationWeddings.com. “This exclusive offer will make it easy and affordable for couples to get married in Jamaica once it is safe to travel again” says Avey.

Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales, Jamaica Tourist Board, adds, “Jamaica specializes in turning big dreams into romantic realities. This event is a new twist on this promise, and we are excited to be hosting this symbolic virtual wedding and look forward to welcoming these couples when they visit us for their bona fide celebrations, when the time is right”.

The virtual celebration will take place on Sunday, May 17th with the beautiful shores of Jamaica as the backdrop. Couples will be able to join the celebration from the comfort and safety of their homes using Zoom.

Participating resorts include: Azul Beach Resorts, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Couples Resorts, Excellence Resorts, Grand Lido Negril, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Resorts, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Jewel Resorts, Melia Hotels & Resorts, Ocean by H10 Hotels, Palace Resorts, Riu Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts and Secrets Resorts & Spas.

For further details on the exclusive offer and to take part in this special event, couples can visit http://www.DestinationWeddings.com/VirtualWedding between now and May 12, 2020.

DestinationWeddings.com
DestinationWeddings.com, part of Destination Weddings Travel Group, is the current leader in the romance travel industry, having worked with nearly 25,000 couples and 500,000 guests. Combining the personal service and expertise of more than 200 Certified Destination Wedding Specialists with resort partnerships in over 42 countries, DestinationWeddings.com allows for a premier, one-stop planning experience for customers seeking an exceptional experience abroad.

Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris.  

This year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year. Jamaica also earned the WTA award for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Most recently, Jamaica was named as one of the “Best Places to Go in 2020” according to CNN, Bloomberg and Forbes. Jamaica was awarded three gold 2020 Travvy Awards including Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas; Best Tourism Board Overall and Best Tourism Board, Caribbean/Bahamas. In 2019, TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World. In 2018, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition.

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Website at http://www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at http://www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.

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