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 The Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort Experiences
a 300% Increase in Room Night Production from
Third Party Web Sites

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OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA – (January 29, 2004) – The Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort has been named Fastest Growing Hotel Partner in the Caribbean by Expedia.com® and Hotels.com by experiencing a 300 percent increase in room night production for both travel and vacation leaders in 2003.
 
According to the Travel Industry Association’s “Travelers’ Use of the Internet” study, more than 42 million people booked travel on the internet in 2003, an 8 percent increase from 2002, and the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort noticed and capitalized on this trend through its partnership with Expedia and Hotels.com.

The Renaissance Jamaica Grande 


Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort
Main Street
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
welcomed two new key staff members in 2003 that played large roles in the property’s success. In April, Hans-Georg Roehrbein assumed the role of General Manager with Leslie Casanova-Ebenbichler joining as Director of Sales and Marketing in August.

“One of the greatest benefits I like in Expedia is that our sales staff can manage and update our inventory in real time, saving a lot of time and paperwork, “said Casanova-Ebenbichler.

The Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort’s previous awards include Incentive Magazine’s prestigious Platinum Partner Award for 2002 and Partners in Excellence Best JMC Longhaul 2002 All-inclusive Hotel.

The 708 room Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort is situated on the island’s northern coastline, in the resort town of Ocho Rios. 

The Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort features the largest meeting facilities on the island, with more than 32,000 square feet of floor space. The resort also offers the distinctive “Club Mongoose” children’s program. A complimentary service of the resort’s all-inclusive plan, the “Club Mongoose” children’s center offers activities for children from two to twelve years old.

The Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort is part of Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts.


 
 
Contact:
Renaissance Resorts
www.paradisebymarriott.com
Also See: Sandals Adding 7th Resort in Jamaica, the 360 room Whitehouse Under Construction / June 2003
Are You Treating Third Party eWholesalers As Competititon Or a Valuable Marketing Partner? / Neil L. Salerno / August 2003


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