Jamaica’s tourism sector is on track for record arrivals this summer, surpassing 2019 levels, when the country had the highest number of visitors ever seen for the summer months.
Jamaica welcomed approximately 250,584 visitors in July 2019.
“Summer 2022 will be the strongest summer that Jamaica’s tourism has ever seen”, said Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett.
“All the bookings and the indications are that we are going to exceed 2019 levels in this summer. We are conscious of the importance of this to the economy, not just of Jamaica but the world faces challenges and tourism has that special capacity to drive economic activities in so many key areas,” he noted.
“A strong summer means that agriculture will be stronger, it means that manufacturing will be stronger, it means transportation will be stronger, it means small and medium enterprises that feed so much into the experience of tourism will be economically stronger.
It also means that we will have a stronger cushion to deal with the impact of inflation and indeed, the difficulties of the recession that may envelop the world and Jamaica in its wake,” he outlined.
Yvad Billings Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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