Hoteliers are cautiously optimistic about the winter tourism season which officially begins in a little over a week. Among them is the President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Richard Wallace who, while expressing that the COVID-19 pandemic is solid proof that this will not be a good season, is still hopeful.
In April 2019, the tourism minister said the 2018/19 winter tourism season, emerged as Jamaica’s most successful based on earnings and visitor arrivals.
He noted that over the last three months of the season, which commenced on December 15, the industry welcomed nearly 800,000 stopover visitors while generating more than $1 billion in earnings.
Hoteliers remain hopeful; Aladden Love reports: