Jamaica Is “Moving Ahead” in Health Tourism

10 October 2015 5:40pm
Jamaica Is “Moving Ahead” in Health Tourism

The opening of the new Hospiten hospital in Jamaica was “largely driven by tourism interests,” according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill.

McNeill said that the more hotel rooms that opened in the country, the better it would be for the hospital.

“Right now in Jamaica, we are going through possibly, the most active period of investment in the tourism sector than we have ever had,” he said.

And McNeill said the hospital, Hospiten’s first in the English-speaking Caribbean, was “proof that Jamaica is moving ahead in health tourism.”

“This is surely a tremendous achievement for Jamaica and also for tourism,” he said. “This is important, because as we are getting state-of-the-art health facilities, it now opens up the opportunity for tourism to actually reach its true potential.”

Source: Caribbean Journal

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