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Tourist arrivals up - McNeill

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 9:26 AM
Dr Wykeham McNeill - File

Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill is reporting that Jamaica remains on target to welcome more than two million stopover visitors this year.

According to McNeill, at present, arrivals are up by some four per cent over last year.

In 2013, Jamaica welcomed more than two million stopover arrivals and 1.4 million cruise ship visitors.

This pushed the total tourist arrivals to around 3.5 million.

The tourism minister has asserted that given the positive arrival numbers so far, it is clear that the tourism sector is poised for further growth.

McNeill was delivering the keynote address at yesterday's opening session of the sixth Tourism Outlook Seminar which is being held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James.

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