Jamaica has welcomed the inaugural flight from Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Kingston (KIN) by the Dominican Republic’s new flagship airline, Arajet, on Monday, November 14. The occasion marks the start of twice weekly non-stop service (Mondays and Fridays) from the low-fare airline.
“We are delighted that Arajet’s inaugural flight from Santo Domingo to Kingston has made its landing,” said Peter Mullings, Acting Deputy Director of Tourism, Marketing, Jamaica Tourist Board, “Today marks the beginning of an important partnership creating convenient options for travel between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.”
Members of the Jamaican Tourist Board and Arajet team were present to celebrate the important landing. During the festivities, a Jamaican band was playing music and Peter Mullings, Acting Deputy Director of Tourism presented Victor Pacheco, Owner/CEO of Arajet with a Jamaican gift. In addition, a ceremonial ribbon cutting was performed by officials.
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.
In 2021, the JTB was declared ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘World’s Leading Family Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Destination’ for the second consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, which also named it the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board’ for the 14th consecutive year; and the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Destination’ for the 16th consecutive year; as well as the ‘Caribbean’s Best Nature Destination’ and the ‘Caribbean’s Best Adventure Tourism Destination.’ In addition, Jamaica was awarded four gold 2021 Travvy Awards, including ‘Best Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas,’ ‘Best Culinary Destination –Caribbean,’ Best Travel Agent Academy Program,’; as well as a TravelAge West WAVE award for ‘International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support’ for a record-setting 10th time. In 2020, the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the 2020 ‘Destination of the Year for Sustainable Tourism’. In 2019, TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition.