New Delhi, 11 October 2021: Jamaica is set to showcase its newest innovations and products at the World Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The theme of the Jamaica Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 is: “Jamaica Makes it Move “implying that whether it is the music or the food or sports, Jamaica moves and connects the world.
The Jamaica Pavilion has already been named as one of the ‘coolest’ at World Expo 2020, Dubai.
“It was important to have Jamaica represented at this global expo to showcase once again the island’s rich culture and beautiful natural resources. Participants at World Expo will get a taste of the destination and understand why we are the Heartbeat of the World,” said Donovan White, Director of Tourism for Jamaica.
The uniqueness of the pavilion reflects the culture of Jamaica and the initiative to transform and introduce the island as a logistics hub connecting the Americas to the rest of the world. The pavilion has seven zones, which will enable visitors to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaica, how Jamaica moves the world and serve as a logistical connection.
The Pavilion has a live music studio which spotlights some of the most iconic Jamaican musicians, artists and producers; where people can listen to Jamaican music, create their own playlist and catch a vibe of the vibrant island while savouring the authentic and traditional dishes from some of the top Jamaican Chefs using special blends of herbs and spices. Another unique highlight is a Navigation App, to access the virtual tour and explore Jamaica as a tourist destination.
The Dubai expo which was earlier scheduled to take place last year will now take place from October 01, 2021 and will go on until March 31, 2022. The event was postponed because of the outbreak of Covid-19 across the world. Expo 2020 is the first to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and it is geared at facilitating a global dialogue, bringing to life the main theme of “Connecting minds, creating the future.” The World Expo is expected to attract 25 million visits over the 6-month period.
About 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 named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year as well as the Caribbean’s Best Spa Destination and the Caribbean’s Best MICE Destination. As well, Jamaica copped the WTA’s World’s Leading Wedding Destination, the World’s Leading Cruise Destination and the World’s Leading Family Destination. Additionally, Jamaica was awarded three gold 2020 Travvy Awards for Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/ Bahamas; Best Tourism Board Overall and Best Tourism Board, Caribbean/ Bahamas. 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.