FAM Follies

Canadian Agents Help Release Sea Turtles

Debra Annett, Marlin Travel, Maple Ridge BC and Babette Baskerville, TPI, Rimbey AB

During a recent fam trip to Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts in Jamaica, a group of travel agents from BC and  AB, as well as two Groups agents from WestJet, took time out from their itinerary to help release close to 300 turtle hatchlings at Gibraltar Beach, in the parish of St. Mary.

Working in partnership with local turtle conversation authorities, The Sandals Foundation and Island Routes offer a popular “Turtle Watching Tour” where guests can participate in the turtle release.  All proceeds from the tour help to benefit turtle conservation efforts.


Doug Ledbury - August 23, 2017 @ 19:08
Hearts are in the right places, but baby turtles should not be handled without gloves. They are too young to have Salmonella, but against human bacteria they have no defense . Standard procedure is 2 at a time placed on the beach facing away from the water so they can "true north" themselves and head out.
No bucket dumped. Sandals should know better.

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