Monday, June 4, 2012

No Problem, Yeah Man

Well, I just got back from my first trip to Jamaica and I am counting the days until I get to go back . . . as a 100% tourist.  

As a travel agent I get to go on familiarization trips to different locations, this trip happened to be Jamaica.  While in Jamaica I toured 10 resorts in 3 days, had a dolphin encounter, and a snorkel/catamaran ride.  The point of these trips is so that I can now come back and be more knowledgeable about the various resorts when I have clients who are interested in visiting Jamaica.


Jamaica is a beautiful country but very different.  The Jamaican Tourism Board (JTB) has a slogan that says, "Jamaica-Once you go, you know" and those words are so true.  Jamaica is a very poor country that is full of happy people.  The Jamaican people are so laid back and go-with-the-flow with that "No problem" attitude.


There were some amazing resorts in Jamaica.  I was able to tour resorts that were budget-friendly, family-friendly, adults-only, and couples only.  Each of them had their own perks and reasons to choose to stay there.

Because this was a working trip, I didn't get to lay around on the beach or pool nearly as much as I wanted to so I'm already planning my own first Jamaican vacation as a traveler instead of a worker.  

Thinking of a destination wedding or family vacation to Jamaica?  I can definitely help you plan it. 

3 comments:

  1. Yay! Sounds like you had a GREAT time and it's beautiful!

    So ... hubby and I are coming up to StL in mid-July - probably like the 13th & 14th. Suggestions on what to do? We are semi-familiar but it's nice to hear from locals. I'm leaning toward city museum!

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  2. What an awesome job, April!! I hope Scott did OK on his own while you were gone. I'll bring back your goodies to you this week.

    Happy Monday!

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  3. that was work? how fun! yea, we only made it to the Jamaica airport because it was a stop on our way to the Bahamas! gorgeous place from the plane though! LOL

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