UK Jamaica arrivals up 27%

Latest UK visitor arrival figures into Jamaica increased by more than 27 per cent year on year, according to the latest figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board.The Island welcomed some 15,368 visitors from the UK during November compared to 12,095 for the same period in 2005.

November’s increase of 27.1 per cent marks the 15th consecutive month that Jamaica has reported considerable growth from this market, representing the increasing interest in Jamaica as a destination here in the UK.

The Jamaica Tourist Board’s Regional Director for UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, Elizabeth Fox welcomed the news and added that this has been underpinned by the JTB’s UK-focussed campaign and committed support to this market. “Jamaica saw a strong start to 2006 with significant growth in visitor numbers each month. As the year has progressed we have continued to see this strong growth pattern sustained, with the reported figures for November we’re confident that Jamaica will end the year on a high.”

“We have executed a targeted campaign within the UK to promote the diversity of Jamaica and the many different experiences the Island has to offer, visitors are discovering their Jamaica. With the 2007 Cricket World Cup just months away we’re looking forward to welcoming fans to the Island where we very much hope they will enjoy all the wonderful experiences Jamaica offers alongside the cricket.” concluded Fox.