Industry Update: Summer Tourist Season August 2013 Performance Bleak

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.

Source: Jamaica Tourist Board
Source: Jamaica Tourist Board
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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.

Source: Jamaica tourist Board
Source: Jamaica Tourist Board
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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.

Source: Jamaica tourist Board
Source: Jamaica Tourist Board
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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.