Jamaica Investing Heavily in the Holiday Industry with Large Funds
The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness recently unveiled new government plans to inject a substantially large amount of funds into the Jamaica holidays industry and travel sector, in order to create more employment and attract more holidaymakers.
Andrew Holness, Jamaica's Prime Minister recently unveiled plans for the country to invest millions of pounds in the travel sector and the booming holiday industry. The substantial funds, as revealed by online reviews website Easyvoyage, are aimed at encouraging more worldwide travellers to book holidays to Jamaica and help the country's tourism infrastructure improve and expand.
During the announcement of the new tourism investment, made during the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association's 50th Anniversary gala banquet, Mr. Holness outlined the government's plans to create 20,000 jobs in the Jamaican holiday and travel industry in a bid to increase the island's appeal as a Caribbean holiday destination and to improve employment figures island-wide.
The news were welcomed by Jamaican hotels and resorts as well by home-based ground handlers and foreign tour operators sending tourists to Jamaica holidays.
During the gala ceremony Jamaica's Prime Minister reflected on a successful year for Jamaica's holiday industry as visits to the island nation have continued to increase despite the gloom of uncertainty and instability in the global economy. Predicting a 6 per cent growth in arrivals,local travel and reviews company, Easyvoyage said they believed that the new investments in Jamaica's travel sector would secure further tourism growth as more people are enticed to take holidays in Jamaica.
According to figures unveiled recently by local authorities, Jamaica saw 763,000 cruise visitors calling at the island between January and September 2011, in addition to a whopping 1.5 million of stopover holidaymakers.
A representative from Easyvoyage, Rooksana Hossenally said, "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."
This year Jamaica was also the proud received of the prestigious title of "Caribbean's Leading Destination", an honour it has earned for the last six years in a row and which has been awarded by the World Travel Awards.
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