The recently concluded winter tourist season has proven exceptionally lucrative, exceeding the expectations of Negril businessman and hotelier, Richard Wallace. Despite predictions from the Tourism Ministry of a robust season with record-high bookings, Wallace expressed surprise at the extent of the success. In an interview with CVM News, Wallace conveyed his satisfaction with his hotel’s performance during the winter season, citing a significant boom in business, particularly during the Christmas period. This surge in activity has translated to increased revenue and promising prospects for the hospitality industry.

Wallace emphasized the positive impact of this growth on his workforce, with additional hiring to meet rising demands. Tourism continues to be a stalwart performer in the Jamaican economy, contributing both direct and indirect foreign exchange. Reflecting on this recent upswing, Wallace not only acknowledges the resilience of the sector but also envisions potential economic recovery post-pandemic.

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