Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook says the country is on track to welcome more than the 3.5-million stop over visitors, who vacationed in the island last calendar year.

Mr. Pennicook was speaking today at the Jamaica House media briefing.

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Mr. Pennicook says his optimism is based on the increased availability of rooms alongside the expansion in airlift into the island.

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Meanwhile, the management of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James says it’s anticipating a record number of passengers for this winter tourist season.

The winter tourist season runs from December to March.

In a statement yesterday, the airport says its preparing to welcome 90,000 more visitors than it did in the corresponding period last year.

The management at Sangster International say they expect 16,000 more passengers this year, than they hosted in December last year.