MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Janauary 16, 2011, CMEx) – Jamaica is warmed by news that visitor arrivals continue to climb as it welcomes hundreds of participants to Caribbean Marketplace, the region’s premier travel and tourism trade convention, the Caribbean Media Exchange has learned.
With the number of airplanes at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay yesterday resembling that of busy Puerto Rico, there’s little wonder why Jamaica’s preliminary stay-over arrivals are reported to be up by double digits for the first week of the year compared with 2010 figures.
This visitor increase is particularly significant since 2010 was a very strong year.
Hotels across Montego Bay are reporting full occupancy as more than 1,300 delegates descend on the tourist capital for Caribbean Marketplace which opens this evening at the new Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall.
Montego Bay’s festive atmosphere is made more so as American vacationers – young and old – embrace Jamaica’s warmth to escape the bitter winter over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.