Jamaica’s Tourism Sector Set to Rake in US$4.2 Billion in 2023!

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Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White, recently announced ambitious plans for the country’s tourism sector at the opening of the 2023 Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) trade show on September 11.

Jamaica is currently on track to welcome 3.88 million visitors in 2023, comprising 2.74 million stopover arrivals and 1.13 million cruise-ship passengers, with estimated earnings of US$4.2 billion.

Looking ahead to 2024, the projections are even more impressive, with expectations of welcoming 4.59 million visitors and earning US$4.3 billion.

The tourism sector’s growth is expected to continue into 2025, with an anticipated milestone of five million visitors and earnings surpassing US$5 billion.


The optimism for Jamaica’s tourism industry is rooted in the substantial growth it has witnessed in recent months.

From January to August 2023, the island nation welcomed 2.77 million visitors, resulting in tourism earnings of US$2.9 billion for the eight-month period.

This represents a remarkable 32 percent increase compared to the same period last year when 2.09 million visitors arrived.

The current figure is also only 5.5 percent short of the record 2.93 million arrivals recorded for January to August in 2019.

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