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Global tourism grew by more than four percent this year

Madrid.- The United Nations World Tourism Barometer report that the number of tourists travelling the world during the first eight months of this year reached 810 million, a more than four percent increase from the same period in 2014, thanks to “robust” travel to Europe.

Point of View: Why Tourism Matters in the Caribbean

The emergence of the travel and tourism sector in the Caribbean coincided with a move away from complete reliance on agriculture as the primary money earner. The decline of bananas, sugar, bauxite, vanilla and other such revenue earners meant Caribbean countries needed another means to grow their economies and tourism ...

Jamaica is moving ahead in health tourism

Kingston.- The opening of the state-of-the-art private hospital in Rosehall, St James, Montego Bay on October 8, is tangible proof that Jamaica is moving ahead in health tourism, the Minister of tourism and entertainment, Dr Wykeham McNeill, says.