Jamaica Hotels Named Among Best Reviewed on 
The Expedia Insiders’ Select 2014 List 

– Proprietary Rankings Powered by Nearly 2 Million Annual Guest Reviews;
Four Properties in Jamaica Rank in Top 20 among 650 Properties Worldwide

All India, 31st July 2014: Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world, announced that four hotels in Jamaica have been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2014. The hotel properties include Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Secrets St. James, Rondel Village and IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall.


Expedia Insiders Select is an annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels as determined by one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites. Pulling from nearly two million annual verified guest reviews, the Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top ranked hotels available worldwide on Expedia.


“We’re thankful that visitors to Jamaica from around the world have taken the time to provide positive sentiments about their vacation experiences,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “We congratulate our hotel partners on being showcased on this esteemed list. Providing top-notch services, good value and offerings that fit today’s travelers’ needs is a priority for Jamaica’s tourist industry.”

The 2014 list names only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels from among the more than 290,000 bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide.


“The hotels included in the Insiders’ Select list represent the best of the best in the eyes of Expedia travelers,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com.  “This list recognizes the hotels around the world that have worked to provide outstanding value and customer service, as well as regularly exceed guest expectations. Expedia strives to empower travelers with the best possible accommodation on any budget, and the Insiders’ Select list is another tool they can use to make more informed travel decisions.”


Visitors to Expedia® sites can also find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by sorting via the Hotel Preferences amenity drop-down menu.


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 2013. Also in 2013, 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 seventh consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. In Canada, Jamaica was voted theFavourite Honeymoon Destination by Travel Agents.

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


For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitjamaica, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/visitjamaica,  on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/myjamaica, or on YouTube atwww.youtube.com/myjamaicajtb. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.


About Expedia, Inc. 
Expedia, Inc. is the world’s leading online travel company, connecting partners with the largest travel marketplace and unmatched global demand across 70 points of sale in more than 55 countries. In 2008, over 56 million gross room nights were booked on the Expedia, Inc. portfolio of sites. Hotels that join the Expedia marketplace also benefit from distribution through Expedia’s 15,000 global affiliate sites, which an additional 80 million customers view each month. Expedia, Inc. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of well-recognized brands — including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, TripAdvisor, Egencia, Classic Vacations®, and a range of other US-based and international businesses.


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For Further Information, please contact:

Jamaica Tourist Board

c/o TRAC Representations (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Mariya Kapadia     | 022 24981777 | Email: visitjamaica@gmail.com