Jamaica receives 1.7 Million visitors up to May 7

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett says up to May 7, Jamaica received 1.7 million visitors.

He notes that based on preliminary data, the island recorded 1,016,180 stop over arrivals, as well as over 700,000 cruise passengers.

This represents a 4.6 per cent increase in stopover arrivals, and a 23% increase in cruise passengers, compared to the similar period in 2023.

The country has also earned roughly one point US$8 billion in revenue to date.

Mr Bartlett says the island remains on track to welcome 5 million visitors and earn US$5 billion dollars, by 2025.

He is leading a mission at the Arabian travel market, being held in Dubai.


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