Tourism in Jamaica is recovering “faster than anticipated,” according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.
The island is now projecting arrivals for 2021 at 1.8 million visitors.
Over the last three months, the island has seen particularly strong numbers on weekends, with an average of 15,000 visitors over each three-day period.
“We’re excited at the prospect, therefore, of continued growth and I reiterate that the continued development of the industry, the growth of our economy and the resumption of jobs, is a function of the responsibility of all of us,” Bartlett said. “We must continue to observe protocols, uphold the principles of good management of the entire area, including the resilient corridors, which have proven to be one of the most powerful marketing tools for Jamaica.”
Bartlett was speaking at the relaunch of the Chukka Good Hope attraction in Trelawny.