Jamaica’s Tourism Flourishes: 1.7 Million Visitors So Far This Year

Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing a notable surge, with Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, unveiling impressive statistics at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

As of May 7, the island has welcomed 1.7 million visitors, signifying a robust increase in arrivals compared to previous years.

Minister Bartlett highlighted the preliminary data, revealing that Jamaica recorded 1,016,180 stopover arrivals and hosted over 700,000 cruise passengers.

This marks a 4.6 per cent rise in stopover arrivals and an impressive 23 per cent increase in cruise passengers, showcasing the country’s growing appeal as a tourist destination.


The influx of visitors has not only bolstered Jamaica’s tourism sector but has also led to substantial revenue generation.

To date, the country has earned approximately US$1.8 billion in revenue.

Minister Bartlett reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitment to its ambitious tourism goals, aiming to welcome 5 million visitors and earn US$5 billion by 2025.

With the island nation’s tourism industry on an upward trajectory, it remains on track to achieve these targets and solidify its position as a premier tourist destination.

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