Tourism Industry On Course for 100K Jobs – McNeil

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Tourism Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill says the industry is on course to generate 10,000 jobs over the next two to three years.

Dr. McNeill was speaking this morning at the announcement of a $200-million investment in the island’s tourism sector by the Spanish based H-10 Hotels.

H-10 Hotels says it will build two facilities and add 8-hundred new units to the room stock in Jamaica.

The first facility, a 5-star hotel boasting 425 rooms in Coral Springs, Trelawny, is scheduled to be opened by the end of 2018.

The second facility, for adults only, is set to offer 375 rooms and will be built on the same Trelawny property.

The local representative of H-10 hotels, Carlos Moleon, says the hotel projects will facilitate the creation of at least 1,000 jobs.

The Tourism Minister says the tourism boom being experienced by the island, will see the creation of at least 10,000 jobs over the next few years.

Minister McNeill says the aim of the ongoing economic reform programme is to attract investments such as the one promised by H-10.