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Tourism figures on the rise

Published:Friday | February 8, 2008 | 3:03 PM

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, said tourism figures have escalated since the start of the year despite the expected recession in the United States.

Mr. Bartlett said more than 130,000 tourists arrived in the island for the month of January.

According to Mr. Bartlett the first four days of February showed a 14.7 percent increase over the corresponding period last year.