Despite record numbers of tourists flocking to our shores, Jamaicans remain foreign minded, at least as it relates to where they would prefer to spend their vacation.
That’s one of the findings of the latest consumer confidence survey released on Tuesday by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.
It shows that four out of every five Jamaicans say they would prefer to spend their vacation abroad.
Managing Director of Market Research Services, Don Anderson, who conducted the survey, said vacation intentions moved up by two points to 31 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the last three months of 2017.
When those with vacation intentions were asked where they would spend that time, 80 per cent said they planned to go overseas and 20 per cent said they would spend their vacation in Jamaica.
Ninety-six per cent of those polled said they would save for their vacation while four per cent said they would go to the bank to finance their trip.