Tourism In Jamaica
by Rose-Marie Gordon-Cole
Perhaps when you hear “Jamaica”, immediately images of enjoying the sun, sea, sand and reggae music comes to mind right?
But although Jamaica's tourism was born out of the need for a warmer climate, Jamaica offers so much more!
The tourism concept caught on like wild fire which forced the government to pass the Jamaica Hotel Law. This law gave the go ahead for the construction of hotels to satisfy the now high demand.
The step was a significant one as it speaks to the governments’ commitment to the development of a Jamaican Tourism Industry. Since then tourism as morphed into a mega industry where ‘your every wish’ is catered for.
Jamaica’s tourism history is a lengthy one. Here are the items of note though:
Irrespective of your interest, Jamaica has a brand of tourism tailored just for you. I recommend you take a look at what is available before planning your next trip;
Environmental friendly persons who visits to enjoy the pristine and fragile ecosystem. Some of these spots include;
See: Great Huts
Visiting to catch a glimpse of one of our world famous athletes or for the reason of participating or attending a sport related event.
To name a few;
Read more on Jamaica's Sports here
Africans, Indians, Europeans, there is so much to tell about our history. Our motto says it all “Out of many, one people”.
The festivals and cultural events are endless. For a complete list, just hop over to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust site (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the meantime here are a few heritage sites and their location;
Making a stop at one of Jamaica’s cruise ship piers, while on a cruise makes you a cruise tourist. The three ports of call in Jamaica for you are;
And there is a whole lot more!
See also: cruise in Jamaica
So whatever your love is, whether its hiking, biking, watersports, nature, cultural or business, Jamaica is the place to be.
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