Tara McLain from the chain's marketing department sends this in her response:
Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. We were not aware that this legislation exists in Jamaica.A part of the rules and regulations for this contest include the ability to substitute, modify etc. trips for any reason. Should you win this trip, we would be happy to award you with a trip of equal value to another destination.We have connected with Tourism Jamaica and they provided us with the following information:Jamaica welcomes visitors from all over the world and from all segments of society equally with the warmth and courtesy they expect and deserve. We recognize that there are diverse communities and cultures interested in Jamaica as a travel destination, and we embrace that diversity with respect.In Jamaica, we are committed to the safety of all travelers. We respect the right of all visitors to Jamaica to express their own beliefs and to satisfy their own vacation experiences while staying with us.We respect the choices of adults and responsible adult activities. In keeping with travel to any destination in the world, we encourage visitors to respect Jamaican laws and community standards, and to take reasonable measures to enhance their travel experience.Please know that we welcome everyone with open arms and look forward to sharing the beauty that is Jamaica with them.Thank you,TaraTara McLain
Public Relations Specialist
Marketing & Public Relations Department
I am also delighted that fellow fitness friend, philosophy professor and blogger Samantha Brennan has taken up the issue on her own blog.