Monday, December 4, 2017
Kingston.- Tourism in the Caribbean region has shown signs of recovery, reporting 16.6 million international holidaymakers in the first semester of 2017.
Jamaican authorities said that this number accounts for a 5.2-percent growth compared to the same period last year.
According to experts, the Caribbean tourism sector has exceeded initial estimates of slowdown, due to the volatility and uncertainty in tourist-sending markets like the United States and Europe.
In addition, Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused havoc in the region, especially in Saint Marten, Anguilla, Dominica, Barbuda, Saint Bartholomew, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.