After weeks of preparation and planning, we have a winner! Thirty – two schools participated this year, and after staging rounds one and two in Negril, Ocho Rios, Kingston and Montego Bay, the quarter final matches were held at the Television Jamaica studios.
We saw eight teams battle for the semi-finals, then four for the coveted finals. We were finally down to two teams, defending champions Broughton Primary and Mona Preparatory battled for exciting prizes and the chance to be crowned the 2019 TPDCo Tourism Quiz champions.
For the final match, both teams were eager to get the ball rolling. In section one, Mona Prep got a head start on the lead with a point standing of 15-11.
Section two was just as exhilarating as the first section, with both teams attempting to answer as many questions as possible. It was still Mona Prep taking charge and the point standing for this section was 28-21.
Section three had the students gearing up to utilize their strategies in an effort to have the most favourable outcome. The performance was impressive for the winner Mona Preparatory, the new champion of the TPDCo Tourism Quiz. The final score was 46-24
For their win, Mona Preparatory walked away with the major prizes which included the championship trophy, $100,000.00 cash prize for the school; from donors the team also received passes to Chukka Adventures, Beaches Negril, Mystic Mountain, Swamp Safari Village, fam tour and lunch at Half Moon Hotel, gift vouchers and dictionaries from Sangster’s Bookstores and a tour of the Oasis of the Seas cruise line courtesy of the Falmouth Land Company, tour of the Montego Bay Marine park, gift packages from the Jamaica Tourist Board, TPDCo and a Team Jamaica scholarship
The runners up Broughton Primary received Replica trophies, Day Passes to Hilton Resort, Fam tour and lunch at Half Moon hotel, Chukka Adventures, Mystic Mountain, a Cash prize of $75,000 dollars, Team Jamaica scholarships, TPDCo and Jamaica Tourist Board gift packages, Tour of the Montego Bay Marine Park, four $1000 gift vouchers and four dictionaries from Sangsters bookstores
The third place school, Corinaldi Avenue Primary was awarded a cash prize of $50, 000 dollars, passes to Dolphin Cove, Moon Palace Resorts, Rafting on the Rio Grande, tour of the Montego Bay Marine Park, lunch at Pier One at the Waterfront, passes for tour and complimentary ice-cream at Devon House and gift packages from the Jamaica Tourist Board.
While fourth place school Naggo Head Primary, Kool Runnings Water Park, Rafting on the Rio Grande, tour of the Montego Bay Marine Park, lunch at Pier One at the Waterfront, passes for tour and complimentary ice cream at Devon House and gift packages from the Jamaica Tourist Board.
The objective of the Community Awareness Department was to increase awareness of the tourism product among primary level students and it was achieved. We would also like to thank our broadcast sponsor, Television Jamaica, and the Ministry of Tourism along with all its agencies for their support –
Jamaica Tourist Board
Tourism Enhancement Fund.
Our judges, producer – Michael Gonzales and all other functionaries for their hard work and commitment
See you next year!