The Hemisphere: Places in the Sun

WE had to cut corners, but we did it," boasts Dick Clarage, manager of Clarages, the newest hotel on Jamaica's fashionable Montego Bay. "I knocked lunch off the menu, cut the plush stuff to the bone." By such economies, Clarage last week managed to offer the bargain rate of $42 a day for a double room, and the tourists crowded in. This year, throughout the Caribbean, which is the U.S.'s favorite winter vacation land, tariffs are stiff and takers plentiful. More than 1,000,000 tourists will visit the area, spending $260 million. "Good heavens,...

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