Jamaica Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has endorsed cycling in Jamaica as a positive way to not only explore the terrain and culture of the island but to get back in shape through physical activity. The Prime Minister gave the endorsement at the Jamaica 60 ride that took place on Saturday, July 13, 2022.
“The pandemic has disrupted everyone’s routine.”
“I think it is important to endorse activities that will get people back into their routines and for those who were not into good routines before to encourage them to do so with some form of exercise like cycling. This cycling activity is good because this is discovering Jamaica, so it is not just the health benefits it is also understanding our country and getting to appreciate its natural beauty,” said the Prime Minister.
The Jamaica 60 ride was coordinated through the Jamaica Tourist Board, Discover Jamaica by Bike and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in an effort to promote cycling as an activity to explore Jamaica and its culture.
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.
In 2020 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.
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