Visitors Can "Get Happy In Jamaica" With New Destination Deal

Jamaica's New Island-Wide Promotion Offers Guests Free Night Stays at Participating Resorts

Feb 06, 2013, 14:54 ET from Jamaica Tourist Board

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday night's Volkswagen Super Bowl 2013 commercial showed how happy people can be when they tap into their inner Jamaican spirit.  VW's commercial featured an office worker in the U.S. speaking with a Jamaican accent and background music by renowned Jamaican musician Jimmy Cliff, who sings his version of "Come On, Get Happy."

Now everyone can experience happiness on island as the country has launched a Get Happy in Jamaica destination-wide package for visitors to enjoy savings through the spring. This special deal offers a free night on hotel stays, based on three- to five-night bookings.

The Jamaica Tourist Board teamed up with 20 participating hotel properties for this exclusive promotion, available for booking by March 15, for travel April 1June 30, 2013. Travelers can book by clicking the Get Happy in Jamaica link at Accommodations range from luxury resorts and boutique hotels to beach clubs and historic properties. Hotel specials for Get Happy in Jamaica include the following:

Buy Three Nights and Receive Fourth Night Free
Half Moon, A RockResort
Hermosa Cove
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach
Jamaica Pegasus
Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort and Spa
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort
Negril Palms
Rondel Village
Strawberry Hill
Tensing Pen
The Caves

Buy Four Nights and Receive Fifth Night Free
Coco LaPalm
Coyaba Beach Resort
Hotel Mockingbird Hill
Sunset Jamaica Grande

Buy Five Nights and Receive Six Night Free
Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa  
Sandals Resorts, Jamaica
The Tryall Club

For more information or to book a trip to Jamaica, go to or contact a local travel specialist.

Jamaica, easily accessible via non-stop flights from many major gateway cities, is 146 miles long with mountainous peaks soaring to 7,402 feet (2,256 meters). The island features eight championship golf courses. Jamaica's accommodations range from luxury resorts to charming cottages and inns, all focusing on top-notch service, and restaurants to fit any taste and price point. The destination includes more than 120 rivers, stunning waterfalls and white sand beaches. A year-round vacation destination, some of Jamaica's other diverse activities include hiking the Blue Mountains, bird-watching, award-winning festivals, caving in the Cockpit Country, zip-lining, horseback riding, cliff diving, rainforest bobsledding, deep sea fishing, bicycle tours, dog-sledding, dolphin and shark encounters, duty-free shopping, and more. To book a vacation to Jamaica, please go to

*Seasonal surcharges, blackout dates and availability may apply. The offer must be requested at the time of booking the hotel with promo code: GET HAPPY. Rates are subject to taxes, gratuities and resort fees. Rates, based on single and double occupancy, are and may vary according to date of departure, number of persons, room type, and meal plans.

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. The JTB was declared the Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2012. Also in 2012, Jamaica earned the WTA's vote for the World's Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean's Leading Destination and Caribbean's Leading Cruise Destination for the sixth consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the World's Leading Tourism Development Project for the second year, while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean's Leading Cruise Port, Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean's Leading Airport and Montego Bay Convention Centre named Caribbean's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre. The destination also received recognition as the World's Most Romantic Destination and Caribbean's Leading Sports Tourism Destination.      

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Tokyo. 

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB's Web site at, or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at, on Twitter at or on YouTube at

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