Royal visit a boost for Jamaica tourism
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 14, 2012 – The March 5 to 8 Royal Visit by Prince Harry of Wales was another opportunity to put Jamaica in the international spotlight.
That according to Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Damion Crawford, who said the wealth and exposure, international media coverage, and the “feel good” emotion that was generated during the visit, could only result in increased visitor confidence in Jamaica as a vacation destination.
The Prince’s visit was in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. During his visit the Prince was greeted at the Falmouth Pier by Mr. Crawford.
He was also taken through the town of Falmouth by trolley from the pier, where he went on to visit William Knibb Baptist Church, the St. Peter’s Anglican Church and the renovated Water Square, where he was able to gain a historical perspective of each.
As the prince toured, visitors were among those lining the streets in Falmouth. Mr. Crawford said he was pleased that tourists had the opportunity to share in the once-in-a-lifetime occasion to see the Prince in person.