With 1.7 million arrivals in Jan-May 2024, tourism to Jamaica rises 4.6 pc

Target of USD 5 billion tourism revenue & 5 million visitors by 2025
2024-05-13
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With 1.7 million arrivals in Jan-May 2024, tourism to Jamaica rises 4.6 pc
With 1.7 million arrivals in Jan-May 2024, tourism to Jamaica rises 4.6 pc

Jamaica Tourist Board says that the island recorded 1,016,185 stopover arrivals

Jamaica has set itself a target of attracting 5 million visitors and earning USD 5 billion in tourism receipts by 2025, says Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, who adds that the Carribbean island nation has already received 1.7 million visitors within the first five months of the year.
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In the first five months of the year 2024, Jamaica, in the Caribbean, has received 1.7 million visitors, an increase of 4.6 pc compared to the same period last year.

In a press statement, the Jamaica Tourist Board says that the island recorded 1,016,185 stopover arrivals and over 700,000 cruise passengers as early as May 5 and 7 respectively.

According to the board, it has earned roughly USD 1.8 billion in revenue. This represents a 4.6 pc increase for stopover arrivals and 23 percent increase for cruise passengers, moving from 581,822 to 713,983 over 2023.

Edmund Bartlett

Edmund Bartlett

This announcement was made by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett at the Arabian Travel Market being held in Dubai, who also added that the island was on track to welcome 5 million visitors and earn USD 5 billion by 2025.

“We are grateful to see continued growth in our arrivals and earnings, which speaks to the confidence our tourism partners and visitors have in the destination. To hit the 1.7 million arrivals mark is an outstanding feat and speaks to the commitment and hard work of our tourism team led by the heart of our industry, our workers,” says the tourism minister.

Donovan White

Donovan White

“Despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, Jamaica is on its way to achieving an unprecedented milestone. With one million stopover arrivals and over 700,000 cruise passengers up to the first week of May, we are in a good position to make it happen. We will continue to aggressively market the destination and work assiduously with our partners to get there,” adds Minister Bartlett

“Jamaica remains a premier destination that is highly sought after for its authentic experiences. Whether it’s our food, music or entertainment, there is a vibe that only comes alive in Jamaica,” adds Director of Tourism Donovan White.

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