The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will be staging two road shows as part of the ‘Experience Jamaica’ campaign, geared at encouraging persons living and working in Jamaica to enjoy more of the country’s tourism product and offerings at special rates.The road shows will be held on Saturday, June 8 and 29 at the Portmore Pines Plaza, St. Catherine and the Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay, St. James respectively.Speaking with JIS News, Consultant for the Experience Jamaica campaign, Horace Phillips, explained that these events will feature a range of products, services and entertainment from the businesses that operate in the local tourist industry.“Tourism entities including attractions, transportation, eateries and hotels will be exhibiting, providing information, special discounts and giveaways to persons attending these road shows, all in an effort to heighten awareness about brand Jamaica and the sector’s product offering,” Mr. Phillips highlighted.He informed that under ‘Experience Jamaica’, some 100 tourism entities have partnered with the JTB, to offer special discounts of 10 to 50 per cent to locals from March to December 2013.The names of the participating entities are listed on the JTB’s website at www.visitjamaica.com/experiencejamaica“We want every Jamaican to taste, see, feel and enjoy more of the country’s tourism product and re-discover the cuisine, places and activities that make the island an endearing magnet to visitors from around the world,” Mr. Phillips stated.He noted that for the remainder of the campaign, the marketing thrust will be intensified to include radio, television, newspaper, town crier and the internet, “to make sure that everyone knows about the offerings, participate and inform family and friends.”Contact: Kadian Brown
zoom South Korea’s shipping company Korea Line Corp has signed a KRW 37 billion (USD 31.4 million) agreement to buy the Asia-US route network from the bankrupt container carrier Hanjin Shipping, the company said in a stock exchange filing.The deal includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route, subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries, including the U.S., China and Vietnam, while 574 employees of Hanjin Shipping will continue to work for Korea Line.The asset sale is scheduled to be finalized on January 5, 2017, according to the filing.Earlier in November, Korea Line was selected as the preferred bidder for Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US route network and for the firm’s stake in a container terminal at California’s Long Beach.Korea Line has outbid its compatriot shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), after both companies submitted their final proposals to buy Hanjin’s assets.Hanjin Shipping opted for the sale as it is looking for ways to repay debt which amounted to KRW 6 billion at the end of June.Due to the prolonged depression in the shipping market the financially troubled shipping line filed for court protection in late August 2016.World Maritime News Staff
zoom The Danish Government has decided to deploy a detachment consisting of a Challenger airplane to support the monitoring of shipping traffic in the Indian Ocean in an effort to strengthen maritime security in the area.Additionally, the Government decided that Denmark will again make a Challenger airplane available for the Mediterranean efforts to monitor EU’s outer borders under Frontex.“It is a priority for the Government to counteract the giant challenges caused, now and in future, by illegal immigration, and I am convinced that our contribution will be greatly appreciated by our international partners,” Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, said.“I also look forward to Denmark contributing – in close cooperation with France – to the Combined Maritime Forces around the Horn of Africa and thereby improving maritime security, such as limiting funding of terrorism and organised crime,” Samuelsen added.The Danish air detachment to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) will be deployed for approximately 30 days from the middle of May 2017 to the middle of June 2017. During its deployment, the detachment will be tasked to support Task Force 150 by gathering intelligence, which can contribute to on-going surveillance and building situational awareness in the Indian Ocean. At the time of deployment, Task Force 150 will be under French leadership.