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Jamaica tourism arrivals sky high

Jamaica tourism arrivals sky high

Jamaica has got off to a flying start at Caribbean Marketplace 2011 with news that visitor arrivals continue to climb.

With the number of airplanes at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay at the weekend resembling that of busy Puerto Rico, there’s little wonder why Jamaica’s preliminary stay-over arrivals are reported to be up by double digits for the first week of the year compared with 2010 figures.

This visitor increase is particularly significant given the strength 2010.

(Jamaica picked up a host of honours at the 2010 World Travel Awards including “World’s Leading Cruise Destination”. Pictured John Lynch, Director and Chairman, Jamaica Tourist Board; Hon Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism; Graham Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards)

Hotels across Montego Bay are reporting full occupancy as more than 1,300 delegates descend on the tourist capital for Caribbean Marketplace which opened on Sunday evening at the new Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall.

Montego Bay’s festive atmosphere is made more so as American vacationers – young and old – embrace Jamaica’s warmth to escape the bitter winter over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

To coincide with the opening of Montego Bay Convention Centre, City Mobi has launched its new mobile guide to all the best entertainment and activities to do in the area. MontegoBay.Mobi
is the latest in this illustrious line up of mobile guides, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed.

Caribbean Marketplace 2011, 16-18 January, Montego Bay Convention Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica