The Jamaica Tourist Board in its continuing moves to promote Jamaica in fresh ways, will launch its 15 part travel webisode series Pon Di Road in JAMAICA with Calee and Stephen today on youtube. The series which was shot by Rick Elgood of Geejam Film and scored by Geejam Studios takes you from the ritzy to the roadside; across flat bridges to the top of the 1,000 ft water falls; from candle lit beach side dinners to racing bobsleds though treetops. It has been described is for those who deserve to visit Jamaica and for those who have, to remember why. Pon Di Road in Jamaica is a 15 webisodes of between 3-5 mins long and launches today at 5pm EST ( Jamaica time) on http://youtube.com/myjamaicajtb. Just last week the Jamaica Tourist Board hosted their first ever Blogger’s Meetup in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios with 22 American and Jamaican bloggers- another social media initiative.
What is a Webisode?
A webisode is simply a web episode – collectively it is part of a web series, which airs initially as Internet television, either downloaded or streamed as opposed to first airing on broadcast or cable television. While there is no set standard for length, most webisodes are relatively short, ranging from 4–15 minutes in length. – Wikipedia
This is the promo for PON DI’ ROAD in JAMAICA with Calee and Stephen – a 15 part travel webisode series that takes you from the ritzy to the roadside; across flat bridges to the top of the 1,000 ft water falls; from candle lit beach side dinners to racing bobsleds though treetops. Experience Jamaica without leaving your chair!
Watch the series begins this Thursday July 29th, 2010 @ 5pm EST on the MyJamaica YouTube Channel of the Jamaica Tourist Board.
American Blogger/Journalist Marian Darnell Anderson of Haute Travels -The blog for travelistas in love with stylish escapes called it her “swag bag from the Jamaican Tourist Board! Everything that I wanted to buy was in it! ”
We called it our gift bag of stylish samples of authentic jamaica.
So what was in it – The magazines- Destination Jamaica, the most current road map for Jamaica, the Busha Browne Spicy Jerk sauce, the Appleton VX rum, rum cake with a slight sprinkle zzle of nuts on top from the popular Kingston bakery and cafe Susie’s Bakery, the prized bag of 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee from Jablum and an exclusive DVD with the Jolly Boys, the Jamaican modern mento band’s music video and single of the Amy Winehouse hit “Rehab” as well as their mini documentary.
He came, he saw he did a television and radio special called HIDDEN GEMS of JAMAICA by Peter Greenberg. In this one he shows and tells of his off the beaten path experiences in Jamaica. Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist.
At the Jamaica Tourist Board Blogger’s Meetup, see who some of the guest bloggers are hear what they have to say about their Jamaica experience. Also follow updates by reading the tweets by following the hashtag #oneloveja.
JamaicaTourist Board Blogger’s Meetup – Day 3 The Bloggers went to tour the famous Rose Hall Great House,which is said to be haunted, then it was off to shake off those spirits and drink in some of a different kind on board a catamaran cruise courtesy of Sandals Negril. Yes there was dancing and singing. Continue to watch for updates on the http://www.islandbuzzjamaica.com the official blog for Destination Jamaica. And follow the Twitter hashtag #oneloveja
The Bloggers went dogsledding at Chukka Caribbean with Newton Marshall on the Jamaica Tourist Board Bloggers Meetup-Day 2. Continue to watch for updates here on http://www.islandbuzzjamaica.com the official blog for Destination jamaica. And follow the Twitter hashtag #oneloveja
Since yesterday, which was the official start of THE FIRST EVER JAMAICA BLOGGER’S MEET-UP by the Jamaica Tourist Board all 22 bloggers who are a vibrant mixture of primarily overseas bloggers and Jamaican bloggers, have been busy blogging and also tweeting using the #Oneloveja the Official twitter hastag for the The Jamaica Tourist Board Blogger’s Meetup. You can follow their tweets and tweeted photos using that and they have been very busy. You can also follow @VisitJamaicaNow the official tweets for promotions and deals for Jamaica
The Jamaica Tourist Board has specially invited some twenty bloggers to the island for a special work and play break in Jamaica. These engaging writers all have very active websites that speak to modern travel and lifestyle. We are thrilled to welcome them.
The Blogger’s Meet-Up will be based in Montego Bay, with trips to Ocho Rios and Negril. Our guest bloggers will be pampered and feted at the new Secrets Resorts and enjoy a wonderful tropical adventure through Jamaica’s natural, cultural and culinary attractions. We hope that an afternoon on a catamaran, swimming with the dolphins, climbing Dunn’s River Falls, rafting down winding rivers, and treating their senses to stimulating flavors and scents will inspire them to celebrate Jamaica on their blogs.