At the recently concluded State of the Industry Conference held in Martinique chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Beverly Nicholson-Doty noted that “There was no incremental difference (in tourist arrivals) when compared to the same period last year, but actual levels still remain above pre-crisis levels.” Read more here.
In August 2013 for Jamaica Long Stay tourist arrivals increased by 4% when compared to the same period in 2012, this is as a result of 6,473 more tourists visiting the country above last year’s 157,863 arrivals for the period.
Cruise ship tourist arrivals in August 2013 amounted to 69,393 passengers, this represented a 27% decline below the 87,341 arrivals that was recorded for the same period in 2012.
In August, total number of arrivals from both sources (Long Stay arrivals and Cruise ship arrivals was 227,729 passengers. This represents a 7% decrease below the corresponding period in 2012 and an even greater 20% below the 285,601 arrivals recorded in July 2013.