Jamaica tourism shows upward trend and gains

Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jamaica tourismThe Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in Jamaica, Jennifer Griffith, has said that Jamaica is continuing to make gains in the tourism industry this year, with arrivals going up 9.5 per cent up to October when compared to the similar period last year.

Speaking at the weekend at the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards, Griffith said preliminary figures for 2017 show that stopover arrivals increased by 7.2 per cent at the end of October compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

She said cruise passenger arrivals were up 12.7 per cent for the period. The permanent secretary said that 3.4 million tourists have visited Jamaica in 2016, contributing US$2.3 billion to the local economy. Griffith explained that this earning is 10.8 per cent more than the corresponding period last year.


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