Flights to Jamaica
New Flights to Jamaica: Tourist figures rise and rise
There is an excellent website called Breaking Travel News. This website is excellent for keeping abreast of the events world wide that are bound to effect the traveler.
According to Breaking Travel News, Jamaica tourism figures have risen and wil continue to rise. So much so that there will be new flights added by companies such as British Airways and Thompson Airways.
UK and Ireland to Jamaica
According to figures that have been published, holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland has risen by 31% over the last three years. That has got to great news for the Jamaican economy.
Thompson are adding flights to Jamaica from London Gatwick airport this winter (November to April) and are looking to introduce services from Stansted Airport in the summer.
There will also be a third weekly flight from Manchester Airport.
British Airways are adding a fourth weekly flight to Kingston, Jamaica from Gatwick Airport in the summer of 2017 (the months of April to October) and these flights will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.
The UK and Ireland has risen to be the third biggest market for tourism with over 201,364 people coming to Jamaica in the year ending 2015.
Why do people from the UK and Ireland visit Jamaica?
That is a great question and one that has many and varied answers but, according to Paul Pennicock, Jamaica Director of Tourism he has said that he believes the success of recent years is down to Jamaica constantly looking at innovating and improving on what has already proved to be successful.
Pennicock also thinks that the services and attractions available to tourists has helped. He also thinks that developing Eco tourism and “Artisan Villages”
According to the Jamaica Observer, Falmouth is set to get an artisan village.
The Jamaica government plans to invest $1 billion on Hampden Wharf, in Falmouth, Trelawny.
For those not familiar with the term “Artisan Village” it refers to an area where arts and crafts and Eco friendly products are made and sold.
Villas Sur Mer
At Villas Sur Mer on the west tip of Jamaica, we have always maintained a high level of service and hospitality and we welcome tourist from all over the world to visit us, and if that means more tourists from the UK and Ireland, then that would be excellent.