Visitors to Jamaica increased 17.1% from
January through June compared with the same period last year,
according to the Jamaica Tourist Board. Preliminary July figures
indicated a 22.5% jump over July 2005.
contributed the majority of visitors in June, with more than
124,000 arrivals, which represented a 19.8% increase over the same
month last year. Airlift and room inventory increases helped
account for the surge in arrivals, the JTB said.
The JTB forecast
that 200,000 inbound air travelers will arrive between May and
December. To help meet demand, expansion and modernization work is
under way at airports in Kingston and Montego Bay.
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