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For Immediate Release

Title: Reggae Sumfest Facilitating Easier Access to Hotel Rooms


CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: If you haven`t yet confirmed your accommodations for Reggae Sumfest already, it`s not too late to take a pick from your choice of all inclusive or non-all inclusive hotels. Festival organisers say they are putting out extra effort to ensure that rooms are available for the thousands of international visitors expected for the entertainment explosion that is Jamaica`s best reggae festival. `This has become one of our priorities because we know that we attract a lot of visitors, and that this festival fills many hotel rooms,` says Johnny Gouzong, Executive Director of Summerfest Productions. The world`s greatest showcase of reggae music will take place from July 19-25 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. A beach party on the 19th followed by three days of epic live performances will captivate the thousands of tourists and Jamaicans alike who make the trek each year to the Mecca of reggae music festivals. As is the case each year, Summerfest Productions is busy exploring ways of making Reggae Sumfest, even better. `We`re working with a very experienced Tour Operator who has negotiated excellent rates with the hotels in Montego Bay and we have established an email address for persons attending the Festival to contact the office in order to get information and help with booking rooms,` he adde.
The email address, rooms@reggaesumfest.com , is monitored daily by a team of persons who are well trained in handling complicated bookings issues, and customer service.     `Our ultimate goal is to make it easier for people to make a decision about where they want to stay and enjoy Jamaican hospitality, while they prepare to be entertained by the Greatest Reggae Show on Earth,` the Festival`s Marketing Manager Marcia McDonnough said, while acknowledging that persons have experienced difficulties in the past with booking rooms.   `This year, with the addition of several thousand rooms in the surrounding areas, there is more than enough space to accommodate our patrons.` The Festival has also devoted a section of its website to accommodation.   Persons can view a list of hotels in Montego Bay, as well as read short reviews and other information on the properties. Organisors say they will continue to add more properties as the deals are finalised.   `We are putting a great deal of emphasis on the availability of rooms to our patrons. Our website addresses the whole issue of travelling to Jamaica, and specifically to Montego Bay, while concentrating a lot on where to stay in Montego Bay,` added McDonnough. `We plan to add some hotels in Negril as well, for those persons who like the laid back feel of that area and don`t mind the drive.    With the highway between Negril and Montego Bay, it now takes a relatively short time to travel between the two points.` Some of the hotel options available for patrons include the 5 star Fiesta Grand Palladium, which is a mere 25 minutes from the Sangster International Airport. This hotel boasts some 1000 rooms, a fitness centre, a `club` for children, seven restaurants, and five swimming pools, and a spa. Or if you want to be close to the action, there is the Doctors Cave Beach Hotel complete with pool, Jacuzzi, gym and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the island. Its located is located squarely on the Hip Strip, which pulsates with activities and nightlife, in addition to being only minutes away from the Sumfest venue
Other hotel options can be found on the Reggae Sumfest official website, www.reggaesumfest.com , and Summerfest Promotions is encouraging people not only to secure their rooms early, but also to let them know of any difficulties that they experience in getting the rooms or information. `We have developed a partnership with the hotels, they are offering special rates for Reggae Sumfest patrons, and we are here to provide support as best as we can. They can call us, go on our website, and email us,` Gourzong said.
Sponsors for the 2009 event include Digicel, Air Jamaica, Jamrock Magazine, Ocean Spray Magazine and the Jamaica Tourist Board among others.