Expedia: Montego Bay Demand Is Surging

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Jamaica’s Montego Bay is seeing a huge surge in travel demand, according to new data provided to Caribbean Journal by Expedia.

The destination recorded growth of nearly 40 percent in package demand in the third quarter of 2018 compared to 2017, according to the travel giant.

That was accompanied by nine percent growth in travel demand for Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

The data was released during Expedia’s Caribbean Tech & Travel Summit in Montego Bay on the heels of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference.

Other destinations including Punta Cana and Aruba also posted double-digit growth, the company said.

 “Our Tech & Travel Summit marks a unique opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the Caribbean, as the region continues to be a significant market for us as a company,” said Rafael del Castillo, senior director of Latin American resorts, Expedia Group Lodging Partner Services.

— CJ