Jamaica’s Tourist Arrivals Climb Higher

Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer – Boston Beach in Portland.

Jamaica’s tourist arrivals for the first half of this year exceeded the corresponding period last year with the island received over 2.1 million visitors between January and June.

The arrivals are an increase of 3.9 percent over the same period last year.

The figure comprised nearly 1.2 million stops over arrivals and more than 978,000 cruise visitors.

Meanwhile, the tourism sector earned US$1.4 billion –  a 7.5 percent increase over the same period last year.

For the first two weeks of this month, Jamaica received more than 104,000 visitors.

The latest figure represents a 14.9 percent increase over the same period last year.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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