Jamaica welcomes over 60,000 visitors in first 10 days of December

Jamaica welcomed over 60,000 visitors in the first 10 days of December.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett made the announcement while giving an update on the sector in parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

He noted that the sector is on track to recording its 11th quarter of growth.

Mr Bartlett explained that the sector is on track to surpass projections of 4 million visitors and foreign exchange earnings of US $4.26 billion by year end.

That’s an increase of 17 per cent over 2022.

The tourism minister noted that the country remains on track to achieve the revised earning and visitor arrival targets.

Meantime, the minister stressed that tourism continues to contribute significantly to the Jamaican economy.

He said some JMD$52 billion in direct earnings have been generated this year.

This includes TEF fees, departure tax, airport improvement fee, airline passenger levy and passenger fees and charges.


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