Jamaica has continued to see an increase in their tourism. According to the country’s director of tourism Paul Pennicook, they have had two years of increases and expect a seven percent increase in 2017.
Paul released a statement about the growth this week.
“Our overall growth projection for 2017 is over six percent in total visitor arrivals over 2016, so we’re looking in the region of 2.3 million stopover arrivals and 1.8 million cruise passengers.”
He believes that the continued growth has to do with both their natural and cultural attractions.
“As a vacation destination, Jamaica has so much to offer due in large measure to the diversity of our product. In addition to our beautiful beaches, our rivers and mountains, there is our tantalizing culinary offerings and our world-renowned music, plus the culturally rich experiences which today’s travelers seek and of course the warm and hospitable Jamaican people.”