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Appleton Begins Major Expansion of Tour Complex in Jamaica

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 23, 2016

Appleton has begun a major expansion of its Appleton Rum Estate Tour Complex in Jamaica.

The $7.7 million USD project is slated to begin in January and will add 25,000 square feet to the existing facility.

The main building will be a welcome center with a theater, a luxury bar, a five-star restaurant and other amenities.

The project is slated for completion in time for the 2017/2018 winter tourist season.

“This is a very critical area where quality investment is needed. When you look at the fact that some 39 million United States (US) leisure travellers choose a destination based on the availability of culinary activities, while another 35 million seek out culinary activities after a destination is decided upon, (it) only goes to show the kind of potential we are talking about,” said Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett.

— Caribbean Journal Staff

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