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A stellar year for tourism!

Jamaica's Director of tourism, Paul Pennicook, is forecasting an estimated 740,000 stopover arrivals to Jamaica this winter tourist season.

This indicates a 2.5 per cent increase over last year, revealed the director, adding that the foreign exchange earnings are estimated at US$868 million, a 4.6 per cent increase over last year.

On the other hand, some 611,500 cruise ship passengers are expected to dock at the island's ports, a 5.6 per cent increase over last year.

This positive forecast comes on the heels of an additional 163,000 airline seats available to the tourist industry, bringing the total number of seats for the winter to 1.2 million.

"We will have an additional 58,000 seats out of our largest source market, the USA," Pennicook said.

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