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

Espejo takes talents to Japan, joins club team White Eagles

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMarck Espejo compiled a resume worthy of envy when he was playing in the UAAP men’s volleyball tournament, and after five years with Ateneo he is ready to take his talents to the “Land of the Rising Sun.”The five-time UAAP MVP signed a one-year contract with Japanese club team Oita Miyoshi Aeisse Adler in the V.League, Japan’s top-tier volleyball association.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The White Eagles then took Espejo on a tour of the club’s home in Oita prefecture that also included glimpse of the Japanese culture that he is soon set to partake in his professional career.Espejo, who will return to the Philippines for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, admitted that what he did in the Philippines is not enough for him to make an impact in Japan and that he need to work doubly hard if he plans to establish himself in the V.League.“I will work harder because the level of play here in the Philippines and in Japan is vastly different,” said Espejo. “Japan is on another level than the Philippines and I know what I did here is not enough.”ADVERTISEMENT “One of the highest goals an athlete here in the Philippines is to play abroad,” said Espejo in Filipino at Buffalo Wild Wings in Conrad Manila. “I feel really happy right now and of course I have the jitters.”Espejo was the anchor of Ateneo’s championship-winning run in the UAAP that produced three titles in five years and thus cementing the Blue Eagles as a premier power in the collegiate circuit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownApart from his five MVPs, Espejo was also a Rookie of the Year, a four-time Best Attacker, a two-time Best Server, and a two-time Best Scorer for the Blue Eagles.Espejo said he first got acquainted with the White Eagles when University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu, who once worked with Oita Miyoshi, recommended him to the Japanese club. Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more