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Jamaica To Attract 500,000 Canadian Visitors By 2025

Jamaica is on a drive to attract more than half a million Canadian visitors to the island by 2025, a 20 percent increase over the current figure of about 400,000. Regional Director for Canada for the Jamaica Tourist Board, Angella Bennett, revealed the ambitious goal while addressing the dinner & awards ceremony for the Sandals 27th Annual Baxter Canadian Golf […]

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Accommodation Subsector Spurs Earnings Of Over US$100m From 500,000 Stopover Visitor Arrivals In 2022

More than US$100 million in earnings flowed into the coiffeurs of Jamaicans participating in the sharing economy during 2022, specifically the provision of peer-to-peer Airbnb accommodation. This out-turn was generated from expenditures by approximately 500,000 of the 2.6 million tourists making stopover visits to Jamaica, who chose to utilize the lodging option during the period, underlining its growing popularity. The […]

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3.88 Million Visitors, US$4.2 Billion In Tourism Earnings Projected For 2023

Jamaica is on course to welcome 3.88 million visitors for 2023, comprising 2.74 million stopover arrivals and 1.13 million cruise-ship passengers, with estimated earnings of US$4.2 billion. “For 2024, those numbers [are expected to] grow to 4.59 million visitors and US$4.3 billion in earnings, and in 2025, our anticipation is that we will achieve five million visitors and earnings of […]

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Jamaica — Tourist Arrival Set As 300,000 This Month

Jamaica is set to attract 300,000 visitors this month to attend various entertainment events. According to the Jamaica Tourist Board, visitors’ arrival will result in earnings of approximately US$407 million. The JTB says one of the most highly anticipated events that will contribute to this arrival boom is Reggae Sumfest, to be held in Montego Bay from July 16 to […]

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Dunn’s River Falls Offers New Vibes

Jamaicans and visitors to the island can now ‘Tek-A-Hike’ at the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls & Park in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. ‘Tek-A-Hike’ is the newest product offering, developed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), at the Dunn’s River Falls & Park attraction. It offers a mixture of ecological tourism, health and wellness, and cultural heritage. According to a JIS […]

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Minister Maintains Bullish Outlook For Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said the latest arrival figures have indicated that Jamaica’s tourism sector will end the year in a strong position. He noted that there could up to 450,000 visitors for June, July and August, with an average about 130,000 to 150,000 people per month.  “We’ve done more than 30,000 visitors already for the month of June […]

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Jamaica — Tourism On The Rebound

Jamaica’s tourism sector has started to rebound, with the island welcoming more than 211,000 visitors while generating US$231.9 million in foreign exchange earnings, since the reopening of its borders to international travelers on June 15. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made the disclosure during the virtual launch of the two-day Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) Live 2020 exposition, on Monday (November […]

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Jamaica Set To Welcome Tourists

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, the tourism industry is ready to receive the estimated 6,000 visitors who are expected to arrive in the island between June 15 and 30 as the Government begins phased reopening of the country’s borders. “On June 15, we will have seven flights that will come in. Between June 15 and 30 we […]

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Tourism Minister — Competitive Advantage

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has highlighted the importance of providing not only superior quality service in the tourism sector but also authentic attractions. He noted that for Jamaica to maintain its competitive edge in the global tourism marketplace, the country must provide visitors with a genuine and unique experience. “The fact is Jamaica is competing with destinations globally […]

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Jamaica Maintains Robust Tourism Growth

Jamaica has welcomed approximately two million visitors for the first half of 2019, earning US$2 billion in revenues. Last year, the country had record arrivals of 4.32 million visitors with earnings of US$3.3 billion. The figures were highlighted by Senator Pearnel Charles Jr. while opening the debate on the Tourism Workers Pension Act 2019 in the Senate recently. The bill […]