Tag: tourists


Tourist Arrivals Up For October

Jamaica’s tourism sector is on track for record arrivals for the month of October 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. According to the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, preliminary figures released by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) for the first three weeks of October show stopover visitor arrivals of 123,514. This topped figures for the same period in October 2019 by […]


Tourists’ Arrival In Bahamas Ratchet Up To Over 500%

Up to the end of July, The Bahamas welcomed 3.6 million tourists. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation Chester Cooper said the figure represents more than a 500% increase over last year. Mr. Cooper said it has become standard that the Nassau Cruise Port regularly brings in 21,000 passengers daily, while on average, 11,000 travelers pass […]


Jamaica — Upswing In Cruise Shipping

Carnival Cruise Line, on December 1, joined Aida Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Holland America as vessels to have made stops in at least two Jamaican ports since the resumption of cruise shipping to the island. Carnival’s other stop was in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, while both Aida and MSC Cruises have visited Falmouth and Ocho Rios. Holland America has made […]


Jamaica Rakes In US$3.64 Billion From Tourism In 2019

Jamaica welcomed approximately 4.3 million visitors in 2019, comprising 2.7 million stopover arrivals and 1.6 million cruise passengers, whose combined spending contributed to the destination earnings of US$3.64 billion. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett made the disclosure recently in the country’s 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives. He stated that stopover arrivals last year increased by 8.4 percent, […]


Trelawny Set To Open Artisan Village

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says construction of the Artisan Village at the Hampden Wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny, is set to be completed by the end of next month. Bartlett told reporters that the project was delayed because of unanticipated circumstances, but assurance has been given for the facilities to be completed by the end of November. “Hopefully (by) the […]


Jamaica Targets Tourists From Japan And India

Jamaica is targeting Japan and India as the country continues to expand its reach into new markets. According to Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, Japan represented a “very good market” for Jamaica over 20 years ago. However, many economic factors militate against the country that led to a slump in arrivals. “But the Japanese economy rebounded, and they are doing extremely […]


Jamaica — Russian Tourists Are Coming!

According to Senior Advisor and Strategist, Delano Seiveright, just under 3,000 Russian tourists visited Jamaica between January and the end of June compared to roughly 630 for the same period in 2018. “Much of this is attributable to new, regular nonstop flights between Moscow, Russia and Montego Bay by PegasTouristik/Nordwind, which commenced service on October 26 last year,” Seiveright noted. […]


Enchanting Turkey

Nowhere else in the world can you spend one day chilling in a cave hotel, the next day walking along ancient streets relatively unchanged since Roman times, and the very next at a high-tech exhibit. Turkey has a little bit of everything, from incredible natural beauty to exciting nightlife, to an inspiring historical backdrop. Hagia Sophia Museum/Church This museum has […]


Over 4 Million Tourists Pump Billions Of Dollars In Jamaica’s Economy

According to the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica not only welcomed a record 4.31 million visitors in 2018 but applauded their contributions to the country’s economy. “This represents the second year in a row that Jamaica has had more than 4.3 million visitors in a single year,” Mr. Bartlett said at a recent press briefing. He noted that the […]


Jamaica Poised To Generate Record US$3.3B In Tourism Earnings For 2018

Kingston – (JIS) Jamaica is poised to generate a record US$3.3 billion in tourism earnings for 2018. This, according to Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who says that up to December 14, revenue inflows had increased by nine percent, with visitor arrivals up 5.3 percent over the corresponding period in 2017. “That means that the US$3.3 billion will be a […]