Over twenty-five years ago, the team at Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge launched its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme – “Partnership with a Mission” with the sole aim of reaching out to community to lend a hand. Prior to this, the Directors have always helped schools, churches, children’s homes and homes for the aged informally. “We reached out to our travel partners, meeting & incentive organizers and clients to join hands with us to support individuals and institutions which need assistance. “The response was as astounding as many persons came on board.” Said Rachel Anderson, Chief Executive Officer.
With each major proposal that is sent out, the team researches the interests of our clients for synergy and presents the company’s CSR Programme. As a result, there have been many beneficiaries. One school received a new computer lab, refurbished library with books which were brought by individuals, additions to the food & nutrition lab among other gifts. The items were procured in Jamaica and participants spent a day completing the job on campus. Others have engaged in tree-planting programmes, bringing educational toys and clothing for wards in children’s homes. Another company partnered with “Food for the Poor” to build homes for the indigent.
Additionally, Glamour has always maintained a lively and energizing team building programme which many team members have enjoyed. The aim is to have individuals bond together, compete and enjoy themselves to the various genres of Jamaican music which is positively infectious. Participants have built rafts out of bamboo or boats and floated them. With a reasonable budget, famous cricketers, Jamaican Bobsledders and other celebrities have been invited to interact as well as compete. The results of these activities have been positive and every expectation exceeded.
Recently, an incentive organizer with a limited budget tossed the team at Glamour DMC, the rider of pulling off a fusion of both Community outreach and team building activity. Hence the combination was created as – “Compete for a Cause”. Team members observed as Jamaican drummers displayed their cultural talents in drumming and then were given brief lessons. Jamaican Dancers demonstrated their dexterity to strains of Reggae music to the entertainment of everyone. Participants were given dance lessons before the real competition. Teams competed in drumming and dancing which created much fun and laughter. Prizes were awarded to the top three teams which represented monetary donations to three educational institutions on island, with varying needs.
Partnership with a Mission invites interested parties to be a part of Glamour’s ongoing philanthropic efforts. “Compete with a Cause” is intended to ensure that everyone has fun while participating and exposure to our great Jamaican culture.
About Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge
In 1987 when the concept of a destination management company was just beginning to take shape in Jamaica, tourism and hospitality professionals, Myrtle Dwyer and Roy Anderson, launched Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge. Today the company has evolved into an award winning full service DMC specializing in Meetings & Incentive groups and event planning, logistics and site selection. It provides a menu of service that includes ground transportation (the company owns a fleet of luxury vehicles), expedited and VIP airport arrival & departure, private tours & excursions, and accommodation rate negotiations plus much more.
Dynamic and easily accessible from most international gateways, Jamaica continues to be the premier Caribbean destination of choice for planners. With exceptional spaces and venues, extensive accommodations, a rich cultural heritage, a wealth of activities and attractions, and of course, perfect year-round weather – the island is truly the best destination to meet, for business and pleasure.
Glamour’s meeting and incentive programs reflect the company’s creative excellence, unrivaled destination knowledge, and strong relationships with tourism and hospitality partners island-wide.
Jamaica has a celebrated history of superior customer service and Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge keeps the history alive by continuously exceeding clients’ expectation with intuitive high-touch service. The company also prides itself on its social responsibility with its environmentally friendly and community outreach programs including the popular “Partnership with a Mission”.
When planning your meeting, event or group getaway to Jamaica, look no further than Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge. They remain your partners from the moment of contact to the departure of every guest and beyond. The extensive menu of services offered ensures your event looks and feels exactly as you envisioned it.
For further information or if you are interested in taking part in this new programme, please contact:
Glamour Luxury Destination Concierge
1225 Providence Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica