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Golden Jubilee of Nigeria-Jamaica Diplomatic Relations


CEO Air Peace Airlines, Mr. Allen Onyema (left), Project Director of Nai-Jamaica, Elizabeth Agboola and the High Commissioner of Jamaica to Nigeria, Ambassador Esmond Reid

TRAVEL enthusiasts with a passion for fun, relaxation and adventure, will have a chance to create history by being part of the first direct charter flights from Lagos, Nigeria to Montego Bay, Jamaica this December.

The flights are in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Jamaica as both countries have worked hard to promote culture, education, industrial and economic development, at different levels.

As a reflection of the creative fusion of the Nigerian and Jamaican history and culture, the Jamaican High Commission in Abuja and Nigerians Travel Too, a leading tour operator based in Lagos and the UK, are anchoring the flights. Both partners have dubbed the Nai-Jamaica Project. A dedicated website has been launched, to showcase the range of travel and business opportunities that are available.

Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, HE Esmond Reid, said, “The direct flight is an historic and unique opportunity as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations to reconnect with family and friends from Nigeria, Jamaica, the Caribbean and other parts of the world, in a world class tourist destination. Both countries have worked hard to promote culture, education, industrial and economic development, at different levels. Jamaica has won many international travel and tourism awards, and has developed special COVID-19 protocols for the tourism sector. These protocols will help to protect and enhance the tourism experience for visitors and workers in the industry, in the face of the global pandemic.”


He further explained that in tandem with the upcoming flights, handcrafted holiday experiences and multiple travel packages have been designed with each visitor in mind. “The main items covered include: flight tickets, accommodation, airport transfers, tours and meals among others. Bookings will close on 20 November to guarantee visa processing ”

The first flight will leave Lagos on 21 December and return on December 28, 2020. A second rotation will take place from December 30 to January 6 2021. Each flight will last for about 11 hours and relieves the travelers of the stress of securing transit visas via Europe or the US and the uncertainties associated with multiple connections.

Widely recognised as the heartbeat of the world and the land of Reggae Music, Jamaica is home to various tourist attractions and cultural icons such as Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and Usain Bolt. Visitors can never get enough of the opportunities for rafting, diving, golf, tennis, fishing, nature walks or horseback riding, among other exciting activities that are available in Jamaica. Places like the Abeokuta Nature Park and the Calabar High School also add special significance for visitors from Nigeria.


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