Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, has said that the islands tourism figures in 2003 were incredibly positive, especially during the winter season.
In a press conference Mr. Pennicook stated that 1.34 million foreign tourists travelled to Jamaica during 2003. In comparison 1.33 million arrived in 2000. This proves positive growth following a couple of years of down turn due to the world political situation and war. Figures for 2001 equalled 1.23, and 1.27 in 2002.Growth is largely attributed to a positive marketing campaign and a good European market share.