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More Brits head to Jamaica

More Brits head to Jamaica
10 Jun 2014

New figures released by the Jamaica Tourist Board show that a rising number of British travellers are choosing to holiday in the Caribbean nation.

According to the organisation, the number of tourists from the UK increased by 6% in the period from November 2013 to February 2014, compared to the same time a year earlier.

And officials in Jamaica are hoping that this will be more than just a passing trend. Elizabeth Fox, Jamaica Tourist Board’s regional director for the UK and north Europe, described the data as ‘highly encouraging’.

She is also confident that this growth can continue, stating: ‘With new hotels opening and our increased cruise offering, coupled with further increases in airlift from the UK this year, Jamaica is set to retain its position as the UK’s favourite Caribbean destination.’

Jamaica is one of the best-known Caribbean holiday spots thanks to its distinctive culture, with many travellers keen to sample authentic jerk chicken from a beachside barbecue and listen to reggae music as they relax on the sand.

These quintessential Jamaican experiences are far from the only attractions that draw people to the island though, with countless gorgeous sandy beaches, amazing sections of rainforest and plenty more to discover.

One of the most striking sites in Jamaica is Dunn’s River Falls, where you can bathe in the pools created by the waterfall that runs over a series of stone terraces before flowing into a river that runs onto a beach and joins the sea.

Adventurous holidaymakers can have a go at a host of activities, including white water rafting, kayaking, ziplining and quad biking, to name just a few.

Naturally, there are also numerous sandy beaches where you can relax and soak up some of the Caribbean sunshine. Doctor’s Cave Beach, Runaway Bay and Treasure Beach are among the best.

Ocho Rios, Negril and Montego Bay are among the most popular holiday destinations in Jamaica. Montego Bay is set to become a hub for cruise passengers this winter, with the Thomson Dream cruise ship due to be based in Jamaica from November 2014.


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