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Published on : Friday, November 25, 2016
Jamaica welcomed more than 1.2 million cruiser tourists from January to September this year, an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the similar period in 2015, Bernama news reported citing industry sources.
Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, said that through this tourist modality, US$111 million were collected in the first nine months of this year, a figure much higher than the US$98.3 million obtained in the previous period.
Bartlett made the statement after the arrival of Harmony of the Seas ,in the Jamaican port of Falmouth, with 6,700 tourists and a crew of more than 2,000 members.
Harmony of the Seas is the biggest cruiser in the world.
Jamaica, the birthplace of legendary Bob Marley and reggae, is an island paradise, combining the whiteness of the sand of its beaches and coral reefs, with the green of its mountains.