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Jamaica to welcome more Scandinavian visitors

Thomas Cook's Nordic tour operator, VING, recently announced new flight routes from Europe to Jamaica starting November 2015. This builds on the success of the existing Scandinavia to Jamaica service, now in its second year of operation.

In addition to VING's existing direct flight service from Stockholm, a new direct service will operate from the Norwegian capital, Oslo, until April 2016, taking visitors to Jamaica. This means VING is doubling its capacity to the island, allowing Swedish visitors to not only fly from the capital Stockholm, but also to fly from Gothenburg to Montego Bay via Oslo. The flights will operate from November 29, 2015 on a fortnightly rotation until April 2016.

TUI's Nordic tour operator, Fritidsresor will continue to operate their successful direct weekly flights to Montego Bay from Stockholm, as well as their direct flight from Copenhagen and Helsinki on a fortnightly basis for the winter 2015-2016 season.

Paul Pennicook, director of tourism, said: "Jamaica has invested heavily in marketing to Scandinavia in recent years, so it is good to see our efforts are paying off as demand for Jamaican holidays from Scandinavia has been very encouraging. We have already seen how popular our island is for visitors from Sweden, Denmark and Finland, who are drawn by the stunning coastline and laidback culture. With the additional airlift, we are confident that our destination will wow a whole new market of holidaymakers from Norway, too."

"One of the benefits of increasing the number of flights from Scandinavia is that our Northern European visitors usually stay on our beautiful island for longer stays. Scandinavians are also great explorers and love to get off the beaten track to discover all the delights that Jamaica has to offer." 

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