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Outlook for tourism sector remains positive for Jamaica

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon Dr. Wykeham McNeill, while speaking in Montego Bay said “despite the harsh global economic environment and the threat of recession in regions such as Europe, things have been going well for our sector. Our arrivals are up by some 4% over last year and we expect to maintain our level of stopovers this year of more than two million visitors.”
  • Hospitality

    STR Global: US, America, EMEA October 2014 results

    In year-over-year comparisons, the MEA region reported a 7.2-percent increase in occupancy to 67.6 percent, a 2.4-percent decrease in average daily rate to US$182.34 and a 4.6-percent increase in revenue per available room to US$123.19. The European hotel industry posted mixed results in year-over-year metrics, while the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy was up 5.3 percent to 68.0 percent.
  • IBTM World

    EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high

    Trade visitor numbers are also up by nearly 8%. EIBTM attracted nearly 70% of trade visitors from Spain supporting the country’s positive economic recovery which was highlighted in the same report. Some 78,436 pre-scheduled appointments and, for the first time, self select were made between Hosted Buyers and exhibitors, a 20% increase over last year.

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