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's hospitality is world-renowned, with an intoxicating mix of natural beauty and welcoming accommodations. Jamaica's tourism product is as diverse as it is warm and beautiful, and our visitors keep coming back for more year after year.

In recent years, Jamaica has been ranked within the top five of the world's most favoured tourist destinations. Jamaica was rated highest among her competitors in both the number of travel agents who ranked Jamaica first and also those who classified Jamaica among the top three in the Traveline Survey report on the Quality of Tourist Office Service, which was published in June 1998.

The significant contribution that the tourism sector has made to the economy is reflected in the strong government support through the establishment of a number of technical support teams. In addition to a Ministry of Tourism there exists two other offices given the mandate of developing a growth path for tourism in Jamaica.

First, the Tourism Office within the Office of the Prime Minister is an overseer to all the organisations within the industry established to develop the tourism product, such as the
Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Tourism Product Development Company (TDPCo). Secondly, JAMPRO, Jamaica's export and investment promotion agency, also has a Leisure Industry Department responsible for the promotion, development and facilitation of investments within the sector.