Jamaica’s Prime Minister announced that the country is going to invest millions of pounds in the tourism industry. This investment, according to the online travel and reviews company, Easyvoyage, will encourage people to go on holiday to Jamaica as the tourism infrastructure within the country continues to improve and expand.
The Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, outlined plans to create 20,000 jobs within the tourist industry, as part of the investment in the sector. The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association’s 50th anniversary gala banquet saw Holness reflect on a successful year for the industry.
Visits to the country have continued to grow despite instability in the global market. Figures released show that the Jamaica welcomed 763,000 cruise ship visitors and 1.5 million stopover visitors in the period between January and September this year. Projections currently estimate that there will be a six per cent growth in arrivals. The island was named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the sixth consecutive year at the recent World Travel Awards, showing that the island is incredibly popular with holidaymakers.
Rooksana Hossenally from Easyvoyage comments: “Jamaica has always been a popular destination. The country is a great place to experience everything that the Caribbean has to offer, with great beaches and fantastic facilities. Jamaica already has all the ingredients to make a great destination, but with this investment they will be able to become one of the world’s top tourist hotspots.”
Caribbean destinations are incredibly popular with Easyvoyage customers, who often embark on holidays to Barbados, Jamaica and other beautiful islands in the region.
Also in Jamaica today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Kingston.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Kingston.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.