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January 18 – 24, 2020

Full Trip Payment is due by November 8th, 2019.

JAMAICA

From each glorious morning sunrise to the setting of the sun, Jamaica presents a magnificent palette of color, a kaleidoscope of beauty that has made the island the most precious jewel in the Caribbean.  It is a land of unique experiences, engaging activities, inspiring scenery, and a warm, welcoming, creative people.  The third largest of all Caribbean Islands, Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage in 1494.  In his log, he described the island as “the fairest land that eyes have beheld; mountains and the land seem to touch the sky…all full of valleys and field and plains.”

On the northern coast of Jamaica lies a city known as the complete resort – Montego Bay.  Renowned for its beauty, it is a place where history and legend come together to offer the most intriguing attractions. Visit Rose Hall Great House and hear the shivering tale of the Island’s most famous witch, Annie Palmer.  Or take a river rafting trip down the Great River or the Martha Brae and enjoy a slice of serenity.  The Montego Bay Marine Park is 10 square miles of protected marine life alive with coral reefs and exotic fish.  Gloucester Avenue’s “Hip Strip” is the pulse of the town and boasts restaurants, art galleries, and duty-free shopping to rival any port.  In fact, Jamaica is truly a shopper’s paradise where nobody leaves empty handed.  The national motto, “Out of Many, One People” is mirrored in the exceptional quality and variety of arts and crafts available at the craft markets.  Bargaining is a sport so be prepared!  You’ll find a wide array of hand-carved mahogany sculptures, leather goods, beautiful batiks, and more!  And don’t forget to take home some of the world-famous “Blue Mountain Coffee.”

Music is the heart and soul of the Jamaican people and the island vibrates to riveting sounds.  The hypnotic reggae rhythm with the throbbing drum and bass is heard everywhere!  Jamaica is home to many music festivals and while these often are predominantly reggae celebrations, they often showcase earlier forms of Jamaican music like mento, ska and rock along with soca, calypso and jazz.  So when the sun goes down and the moon rises, become part of the nighttime magic.  Sway to a red-hot reggae band, jump to soca or dance romantically to timeless Belafonte.  Whatever, you choose, let yourself go with the sights and sounds of Jamaica!

HYATT ZILARA ROSE HALL

Sophisticated and stylish, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an indulgent escape for adults age 18 and above seeking refuge from the rigors of the outside world.  Here, within the resort’s sprawling grounds, you are welcome to partake in whatever their hearts desire.

The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall offers 234 sophisticated and spacious suites designed using a selection of contemporary materials to create an elegant and relaxing environment during your Caribbean retreat.  Enjoy magnificent views of Jamaica’s natural beauty amidst the backdrop of lush mountains and the Caribbean Sea.  Savor the colonial elegance of a plantation manor in your 493 sq. ft. spacious guestroom.  Classically designed, each suite features a luxurious king or two double beds, hand-crafted furniture, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, air conditioning, ceiling fan and private balcony.  Refreshment centers are re-stocked daily with water, beer and soft drinks.  Marble baths boast designer toiletries, plush bathrobes and slippers.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall offers guests distinctive and unforgettable dining options with an elegant buffet and specialty restaurants.   Petit Pariz brings Parisian flair to the shores of Jamaica.  This upscale restaurant is exclusive to Zilara Rose Hall guests.  Urban Heat is located in the lobby and features a delicious buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Horizons features international favorites with a focus on local ingredients, quality cut meats and fresh seafood.  Between the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara, an additional six restaurants are available for guests including Italian, Caribbean, Pan-Asian and Brazilian cuisine.  Of course you must try the jerk chicken at Barefoot Jerkz.  At the end of the day, grab a refreshing beverage in one of the several bars on property.

Your stay at the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall includes luxurious accommodations, all meals and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, top-notch nightly entertainment, 14 pools, 5 whirlpools and a full-service spa (treatments are additional).  Attentive service at every turn assures each guest of a harmonious, hassle-free vacation filled with gourmet cuisine, expertly poured cocktails and enough memories to last several lifetimes.

Jamaica Trip Package Includes:

  • 7 Days, 6 nights accommodation in Run of Resort Rooms at the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, room service & snacks at your choice of 9 restaurants between Hyatt Zilara and the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees and teas at all the food and beverage outlets at both the Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
  • Private Welcome Party for SCI
  • Private Farewell Party for SCI
  • Round-Trip Airport Transfers on Program Dates
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the public areas and guest rooms
  • Mini-Bar Drinks
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Exercise facilities, daytime tennis courts, table games and scheduled stage shows
  • All Taxes, Fees and Gratuities at the Resort

Trip Cost (Excluding Air) at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall:

  • Single Occupancy:  $3,090 (1 Adult in a Room)
  • Double Occupancy:  $3,995.00 (2 Adults sharing a Room)

There are a limited number of rooms available that can accommodate additional guests.  Please see the “Additional Guest” tab for more information.    All guests staying at Hyatt Zilara must be 18 years old and older.    For additional rooming rates, please contact Sarah Walsh at sarah@mtievents.com.

Air Costs:

  • Air is not included with the above trip costs but must be booked through MTI Events in to order to attend the trip.
  • If attendee wishes to check current airfare rates before registering and submitting the non-refundable deposit, they may call MTI Events at 913-438-2600 x 118.  Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.  Airfare rates are subject to change until ticketed.
  • After registration has been submitted and non-refundable deposit received, MTI Events will email the attendee with flight options and costs.  There are no restrictions on fares or departure city.
  • Attendee is responsible for any costs associated with flight changes.
  • Airline points may be used to book airfare.  Tickets must be booked directly with the airline.  MTI has no control over frequent flier seat availability.

Payments:

  • $500 (per person) non-refundable deposit due after online registration and before air is booked.
  • Full trip payment is due by Friday, November 8, 2019 and is non-refundable.

 

For a printable version of this information please click HERE.

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

DAY ONE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • This morning depart home cities for your international flight to Montego Bay.  Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
  • After private check-in, your afternoon is at leisure to explore this tropical resort.
  • Join your colleagues this evening for a two-hour welcome reception with full open bar and buffet dinner serving regional specialties.

DAY TWO, SUNDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • Enjoy breakfast at leisure at the resort this morning.
  • This morning, all guests are asked to attend a brief orientation meeting.
  • Lunch is included at the resort.
  • Dinner this evening is at leisure at the resort.  The Hyatt Zilara offers nine restaurants on property.

DAY THREE, MONDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • Start your day with a breakfast buffet at leisure at the resort this morning.
  • Your entire day is at leisure.  Stop by the SCI Hospitality Desk for assistance in booking tours and excursions.  Options include Dunn’s River Falls, Mystic Mountain, Golf, Mountain Valley Rafting and Liquor Tasting, Jungle River Tubing and more.  Excursions and tours are at your own expense.
  • Lunch is included for you at the resort.
  • Dinner this evening is at leisure at your choice of restaurants on property.

DAY FOUR, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Start your day with a breakfast buffet at leisure at the resort this morning.
  • Your entire day is at leisure.  Lunch is included for you at the resort.
  • Dinner is at leisure at your choice of restaurants on property.

DAY FIVE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Start your day with a breakfast buffet at leisure at the resort this morning.
  • Your entire day is at leisure.  Lunch is included for you at the resort.
  • Dinner is at leisure at your choice of restaurants on property.

DAY SIX, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the resort.
  • Your entire day is at leisure to relax by the pool, shop for souvenirs or participate in the many activities offered at the resort.
  • Lunch is included for you at the resort.
  • Join your colleagues this evening for a farewell party.  Enjoy a full open bar with premium brands for three hours.  A delicious dinner featuring island specialties will be served in scattered food stations. A DJ will entertain during dinner and keep the group dancing under the stars.

DAY FIVE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • Enjoy your final breakfast buffet at the resort this morning.
  • Check out of the hotel according to the information you received yesterday. Your SCI Travel Staff will assist you. Private transportation will take you to the airport for your return flights back to the United States.

AIRLINE TICKET INFORMATION AND PACKING SUGGESTIONS

REGISTRATION SITE, TRAVEL FORMS AND AIR ITINERARIES:   Upon receipt of your registration, an air itinerary will be sent to you via e-mail for you to review and approve. Once you have approved your airline reservations, any changes made will incur change penalties and may result in additional airfare charges for which you will be billed. If you have any questions, please call your SCI Coordinator (Sarah Walsh) at 1-913-438-2600.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION: Passports are required for all passengers for travel to Jamaica.   Please carry them on you and not in your checked luggage.

All travelers: Please be advised that the name on your airline ticket must be exactly the same as the name on your photo identification. If these names do not match, you will likely be denied boarding by the airline.

AIRLINE TICKETS: Your airline tickets will be sent to you via 2-day Federal Express approximately one week prior to your departure.

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE:  Airline travel regulations vary regarding the number of pieces of luggage you may check and the cost per bag.  Please check with your carrier for current luggage policies.  All carriers charge for any bag that weighs over 50 pounds. Luggage fees are at your own expense.  In addition, only one carry-on bag is allowed per passenger, plus a personal item such as a purse, camera bag or laptop.  Carry-on bags must fit under a seat or in an overhead compartment.

SECURITY AND PACKING GUIDELINES: Airport security measures differ from one airport to another around the world. However, some general guidelines should be followed. Be sure to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure, allow ample time to clear security screening at your airport and expect to encounter more than one security checkpoint at all airports. Airlines are requiring that you present yourself at your departure gate 45 minutes prior to departure. In addition, some airlines are refusing to accept checked luggage less than one hour prior to scheduled flight time. Do NOT pack any sharp objects in your carry-on luggage or they will be confiscated by security. Items such as pocket knives, tweezers, disposable razors, metal nail files, etc. must be packed in your checked luggage.  All liquids and gels in your carry-on must be less than 3 oz. (100 ml) and fit in one plastic, one-quart, zip-top bag.

LUGGAGE TAGS:  You will receive special SCI luggage tags for each piece of checked luggage with your final trip documents. Be sure to fill out the tags and attach them to your luggage. These will expedite handling of your bags throughout the trip.

LAPTOP COMPUTERS AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: Laptops, expensive jewelry and other electronic equipment are attractive to thieves. It is imperative that you carry these items on your person and not in your checked luggage. Regretfully, SCI and MTI cannot assume responsibility for these items in your luggage. Additionally, most airlines do not replace these items if lost. Simply stated, do not give these items to bellmen, skycaps or anyone else.  Your guest room is equipped with a safe.  Please secure all money, passports, jewelry and other valuables in the safe.

PERSONAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:  If you would like to extend your visit in Jamaica, please call your SCI Travel Coordinator (Sarah Walsh) at 1-913-438-2600.   Additional nights or changes to the program will be at your own expense.

TRAVEL TIPS, SUGGESTIONS AND USEFUL INFORMATION

CLIMATE AND ATTIRE:  Temperatures should range from the mid to upper 80s during the day to the high 70s in the evening. The following dress information should be helpful:

  • Casual: Dress for comfort.  Nice shorts, polo shirts, casual sundresses are appropriate.
  • Resort Casual: Dress shirts, linen shirts, slacks for men.  (No Shorts) Skirts, blouses, sundresses or pants for ladies.

MEALS & BEVERAGES:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks are included for you daily at the resort.  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are also included for you.

HOSPITALITY DESK:  During your stay at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, the SCI Hospitality Desk will be available to help make your stay more enjoyable. Stop by for any assistance you may need during the program.

INTERNET & CELL PHONES:  WiFi is available throughout the property.   Cell phone service in Jamaica is dependent on your carrier.  Please contact your carrier for international service plans.

GRATUITIES:  Gratuities for all services and activities as outlined in the itinerary have been included for you by SCI. Gratuities for services you may receive on your own are at your discretion.

CURRENCY: The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar.  However, U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere.  It is not necessary to change any money.  American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted almost everywhere else.  The Discover card is rarely accepted.  It is advisable to notify your credit card company that you are traveling to Jamaica prior to leaving the U.S.

ELECTRIC CURRENT:  You do NOT need to bring a converter and adapter plugs to operate your electrical appliances in Jamaica due to the 110 volt current. Your room is equipped with a hair dryer.

PERSONAL INCIDENTAL ACCOUNTS: The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall will establish an incidental account for you for items of a personal nature such as gift purchases, spa appointments, internet, phone charges, laundry, etc. These items will be at your own expense and may be paid by you at check out by cash or credit card including American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club and Discover Card.  Do NOT use a debit card.

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:  Items of a strictly personal nature, including but not limited to, laundry, medication, telephone calls, taxi, bus, optional tours and entertainment that you may elect to take on your own that are not listed in the itinerary will be at your own expense.

Additional Guests & Children

There are a limited number of rooms that can accommodate 3 adult guests at the Hyatt Zilara.  In addition, SCI is holding a few rooms at the Hyatt Ziva that can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.

The Hyatt Zilara is adults only and no guests under the age of 18 are allowed on property.

If you would like to bring along a third adult guest or you would like to bring along children, please reach out to Sarah at sarah@mtievents.com for pricing and availability.   These rooms are available on a first come – first serve basis.

If you have questions, please reach out to your Travel Coordinator, Sarah Walsh, at 913-438-2600 or sarah@mtievents.com.

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