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Country Report Jamaica

  • ID: 2105438
  • June 2015
  • Region: Jamaica
  • 24 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

Jamaica's showing in the latest biennial Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) is its worst ever, highlighting the challenges of an increasingly competitive Caribbean tourist market.

The WEF report, published biennially since 2007, ranks countries according to the factors and policies that enable travel and tourism services to develop across countries, including business environment, security, health and hygiene, labour market, and digital connectivity. Jamaica ranked 76th of 141 countries in the ranking (compared with 67th in the 2013 report), putting it behind other regional economies and tourist-market competitors such as Barbados (46th), Puerto Rico (55th), and Trinidad and Tobago (69th). Although the country scored highly on government prioritisation of the tourism sector and price competitiveness, it performed less well for quality of airport infrastructure, security, cultural and business resources, and preservation of natural beauty.

The decreasing competitiveness of the sector poses issues for future growth, an issue that was seized upon by the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), which urged the government to READ MORE >

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Country Report Jamaica

Tourism competitiveness on the decline
Impact on the forecast

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