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Jamaica gets $870 mn from tourism

Tourism is by far the country’s largest foreign exchange earner, contributing US$870 million to the economy annually or 11.8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Jamaican government is currently attempting to diversify the economic base with additional development in tourism, light manufacturing and information technologies.

The government plans to increase tourism’s contribution to the GDP to 15% by 2010. As one of the top five tourism-generating destinations in the Caribbean, after the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Cuba, Jamaica is steadily moving towards this goal.

These are the results from Research and Markets and their profile on Jamaica.

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