Jamaica welcomes its Two Millionth Stopover Visitors.
Jamaica welcomes its Two Millionth Stopover Visitors for the first time in one year. This news was great for the country especially because the forecast after the first quarter of 2013 all point to a decline in tourism for the year. The sharp increase in stopover visitors climbed during the months from September to December.
John Lynch who is Jamaica’s Director of tourism credits the increase saying, “We are doing well because the product, our hotels and attractions are performing well, while the Jamaican people remain our greatest asset, staking claim as some of the friendliest in the world,…And we had the capacity, which were the airline seats and the rooms,” said Lynch.
Mr. Lynch went on to talk about new aggressive media marketing campaign to further promote Jamaica. Timing is everything, Jamaica have been bless as a country in many ways. Three of Jamaica greatest blessings in exporting has been the music, track & fields and the food (Jerk chicken and jerk pork). Some may argue that medical marijuana will take on a role all on it’s own but for now it’s music, Sports and the food are the talk of the town
A new sector has been carved out in Jamaican music, in The Voice. Jamaica has taken another step or two up on the world stage, and
Tessanne Chin has played her part representing Jamaica as a female vocalist. Tessanne Chin as many people may have known was the 2013 winner of the USA Television NBC-produced program, ‘The Voice’, which increase Jamaica’s publicity and the country has and is benefiting in a positive way.
Chairman of Jamaica Tourist Board Mr. Dennis Morrison has credited the additional investment in the resorts and ongoing infrastructure improvement causing new overseas markets to open up.