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Jamaica August Tourist Arrivals Rise 4.1% From Year Ago

Following is a summary of tourist visits to Jamaica in August from the Jamaican Tourist Board monthly report.

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                       Aug.      July      June       May     April     Jan-Aug.
                       2013      2013      2013      2013      2013         2013
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Total Arrivals      164,336   205,655   186,481   160,785   171,630    1,428,461
 YoY% Change           4.1%     -2.0%      3.7%      2.3%     -4.9%        -0.7%
Foreign Nationals   150,308   187,186   172,818   150,626   161,167    1,330,796
 YoY% Change           5.4%     -1.2%      4.2%      2.4%     -4.0%        -0.4%
Non-residents        14,028    18,469    13,663    10,159    10,463       98,665
 YoY% Change          -8.2%     -9.0%     -2.1%     -0.5%    -17.2%        -5.5%
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SOURCE: Jamaican Tourist Board

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