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Jamaica records 1.7 million visitors so far this year

May 8th, 2024 | Tags:
Jamaica has recorded an impressive 1.7 million visitors within the first five months of the year. Photo: Internet Source

Jamaica has recorded an impressive 1.7 million visitors within the first five months of the year.

Based on preliminary data, the island recorded 1,016,185 stopover arrivals and over 700,000 cruise passengers, as early as May 5 and 7 respectively, earning roughly US$1.8 billion in revenue.

According to an official statement issued by the Jamaica Tourist Board, this represents a 4.6 per cent increase for stopover arrivals and 23 percent increase for cruise passengers, moving from 581,822 to 713,983 over 2023.

“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 have hit the one point seven 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,” said Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett.


2 Responses to “Jamaica records 1.7 million visitors so far this year”

  • A break (13/05/2024, 14:14) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hope this will lure their countrymen back to work reside and remain.
  • hi (15/05/2024, 09:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what does 1.7 million people coming to a country have to do with anything. The only important information is how much is being spent in the country by these people, how much of the money is being retained and not leaked outside to the foreign investors and how much of that money actually reaches the citizens.

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