Travel agents plan special packages for Rio 2016

first_imgBrazilian travel agents competing at an annual golf tournament, at Sandals Ocho Rios, hinted last Friday that Jamaicans could be targeted for special travel offers to the Rio 2016 Olympics. The world’s greatest-ever sprinter, Jamaican Usain Bolt, will be chasing his ninth gold medal in three consecutive Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year. It will also be his final Olympic Games as he has stated his intention to retire after the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Also chasing Olympic history will be Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, looking invincible and on target for a third-straight 100m gold. Maria Terresinha De Souza said Jamaica’s expected prowess in Rio 2016 will definitely have her thinking about special packages for Jamaicans desirous of travelling to Brazil for the Games. “This is an opportunity to think about it and find something special for Jamaica,” she said. Meanwhile, Daise Tanara De Souza of Magic Tour Viagens E Turismo, said Brazilians and Jamaicans have a lot in common. “There is a good connection between Brazil and Jamaica. Brazilians are similar to Jamaicans in their way of life,” she said, adding that she will also be seeking innovative ways of putting together attractive travel packages for Jamaicans. There is no visa requirement, up to 90 days, for Jamaicans travelling to Brazil. The countries have enjoyed a strong sporting relationship, particularly in football. Pele remains king of the sport for an older generation of football-loving Jamaicans. It was almost ordained that it was a Brazilian, Rene Simoes, who historically guided Jamaica to the 1998 World Cup finals in France. Brazil played a pivotal role in Jamaica’s Road To France campaign. Simoes had taken the Reggae Boyz to Samba Land to teach them the finer points of the game on better playing surfaces and against legendary club teams from that country. The Rio 2016 opening ceremony will be at the world famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.last_img read more


first_img2014 hails the new beginning of an exciting new radio station for the Finn Valley. Broadcasting from the CPI Centre in Castlefinn, they have two new state of the art studios.The new community radio station will be known as Finn Valley FM and will broadcast to the Finn Valley area, and is already streaming on the World Wide Web. The feedback so far has been phenomenal. Patrick Burns with a new team of committee members and presenters are working hard with the broadcasting authority of Ireland (BAI) in Dublin to get the new station up and running on the fm dial.The presenters host an array of different shows with many years experience in broadcasting. Finn Valley Fm are currently streaming on the internet. You can tune in online on mixlr, shoutcast or music goal. You can also keep up to date on Facebook and Twitter.This unique new station will cater for all age groups and music types. Finn Valley Fm are currently recruiting new presenters and news readers.If you think you can play a part in this new radio station please get in touch. Contact number 087 761 75 22 A launch night with the stars and an open day will be taking place shortly, your support would be greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for more information on“Exciting times lay ahead of radio listeners in East Donegal” DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF FINN VALLEY FM? was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley FMlast_img read more