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Come Back to Jamaica, Virtually

Although you can’t come back to Jamaica -- or safely travel to any other tropical destination at the moment -- you can still satisfy your wanderlust and lively up yourself virtually.  

To uplift and entertain would-be spring breakers while we’re practicing social distancing and sheltering in place due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is using its digital platform to deliver a virtual care package to travel enthusiasts around the world. 

Photo credit: The Jamaica Tourist Board

“Escape to Jamaica” will occur weekly on the JTB’s Instagram channel. In addition to sharing Irie vibes, the series will also feature live cooking demos and pre-recorded wellness sessions. The first wellness session will be on Monday, April 6 at 9:00 am ET (8:00 am Jamaica time), with Empress Thandi Wise, Certified Yoga Instructor from Rasta Wellness Centre and Jakes Hotel. On Wednesday, April 8 at 6:00 pm ET (5:00 pm Jamaica time) the cooking demos debut with Andre Fowles, Food Network Chopped Champion and Culinary Ambassador for Miss Lily’s in New York, Negril and Dubai.  

“We’re aware people from all corners of the globe may be in need of an escape with what’s happening right now. With this live series, Jamaica can offer a virtual getaway through our music, cuisine, culture, warm people and that unmistakable Jamaican spirit,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.

“Since visitors are unable to come to us at the moment, we want to bring the “Heartbeat of the World” to their homes. Jamaica will be here to welcome travelers when we can travel once again and, in the meantime, we want our followers to know we can only get through this together.”

Photo credit: The Jamaica Tourist Board


So keep the faith and try not to worry about a thing. To participate in the virtual fun, be sure to visit the JTB’s vibrant and beautifully shot Instagram account at www.instagram.com/visitjamaica. And join the conversation with #EscapetoJamaica.

Here is the current schedule of the “Escape to Jamaica” series (and keep following  www.instagram.com/visitjamaica for updates):

      April 6: Empress Thandi Wise - Certified Yoga Instructor, Rasta Wellness Centre and Jakes Hotel
      April 8: Chef Andre Fowles - Food Network Chopped Champion and Culinary Ambassador for Miss Lily’s in New York, Negril and Dubai
       April 10: DJ Delano – Renaissance Disco
       April 15: Rousseau Sisters - Jamaican Sisters, owners of SummerHouse in Kingston and Authors of Provisions, The Roots of Caribbean Cooking
       April 17: ZJ Chrome - Zip 103




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