CTC, President/CEO of Global Bridal Group
Jacqueline Johnson is a specialist & frequent lecturer on the wedding/honeymoon markets.
She directs/oversees the strategic marketing & sales development of:
Web sites for both prospective brides and grooms and those with an interest in understanding and learning about the power and profitability of this market.
MarryCaribbean.Com has been voted The World’s Best Wedding Agency by the prestigious Shanghai’s Travelers Club at their 2013 Luxury Travel Awards held in Shanghai.
Jacqueline has also worked with the Conde Nast Bridal Media, which includes, Brides, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Brides.com, Brides Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Brides Reception, Conde Nast W Magazine. She was also a Vice President/Assoc. Publisher of Bridal Guide Magazine and Executive Director for New York Magazine.
In addition to being a frequent correspondent/blogger/writer for a number of publications & countries, Jacqueline works as an advisor to a number of governments. She hosts Marketing Forums and Bridal Symposiums worldwide, bringing the best talent in the bridal industry to exchange ideas and to further the education and expertise of local citizens. She also provides her expertise for special editorial projects, such as roundtables, webinars, bridal promotions and other events that unite buyers and sellers of travel. Her motto: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
As a seasoned veteran of the travel industry, her 25+ year career has spanned the full spectrum of all phases, from the advertising agency where she oversaw and implemented marketing/media strategies for various travel accounts (cruise, destinations and hotels) to the field of consumer and trade magazines where she further honed her skills. She is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) a certification process acknowledging professional recognition through the Travel Institute’s Educational Program. The vast knowledge that she has garnered in the understanding of travel agents, wholesalers and tour operators forms the crucial element in the marketing of her chosen specialty… Travel Marketing.
For her involvement in the industry, she was given the NOAH Award for distinguished service in the travel industry from the Academy of Tourism Organization. An award that honors role models and mentors in each of the travel disciplines within the expanding field of MACROTOURISM.
She was also given the Outstanding Service Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization in recognition of dedicated service and professional excellence in the development and promotion of tourism to the Caribbean. She was also acknowledged at the 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean Tourism Organization with the Tourism Medal of Excellence as one of the 50th most powerful persons in the Caribbean: and was again acknowledged at this year’s Caribbean Ball with the CTO Award of Excellence for her tireless dedication and exceptional support in the region. She was also acknowledged by United States Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism, as Media Travel Partner of the Year.
Jacqueline Johnson is a member of several organizations:
- Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
- Africa Travel Association
- The Association of Travel Marketing Executives: Member of the Executive Board
- Caribbean Tourism Organization: Member of the Executive Committee
- Member of the Board of Directors
- Chairman: Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation: The organization raises funds to further the education of outstanding young Caribbean citizens.
Jacqueline’s travel expertise is often called upon, and is a regular and featured speaker on Luxury Travel, Wedding and Honeymoon markets.
Contact Information: Jacqueline@MarryCaribbean.com