Hoteliers Optimistic for a Good Winter as Occupancies Trend Upwards

  • Some hotels in Jamaica are reporting between 60-90% occupancy through a combination of local and international guests and this is fueling optimism for a healthy 2020-winter tourism season Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has said.
  • He also noted that several hotels are redefining the meaning of luxury to accommodate more private experiences, including Eclipse at Half Moon.
  • There are also other developments at Chukka Cove in Ocho Rios, the additional expansion of high-end hotels along the Elegant Corridor in Montego Bay, and other planned development expansion in Trelawny and St. Ann.
  • Meanwhile, noting that “Jamaica is a destination that always seeks to punch above its weight, Nicola Madden Greig, Chair, JAPEX Organizing Committee and Past President of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) said that despite COVID-19 Jamaica is not only poised “to regain market share and survive but also, to thrive.”

(Source: JIS News)