Jamaica Tourism Continues Strong Recovery 

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Jamaica’s already-strong tourism recovery is continuing, even in the face of new global challenges. 

The island’s summer 2022 totals eclipsed its pre-pandemic highs set in 2019, and Jamaica is now reporting nearly $6 billion in tourism earnings since its 2020 reopening. 

Jamaica Tourism Minster Edmund Bartlett, speaking at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference this week in San Juan, said Jamaica had welcomed 5 million visitors since its reopening, with $5.7 million in earnings for the island. 

“Through our thought leadership, Jamaica was able to reopen its borders at the height of the pandemic and remain open to allow visitors to travel to the island safely and seamlessly,” Bartlett said. 

He said the recovery was continuing to expand even in light of supply chain issues and disruptions to the airline industry caused by the pandemic, Bartlett said. 

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Hermosa Cove in Ocho Rios.

Overall, Jamaica is reporting 5,173,000 visitors across stopover and cruise passengers. 

“Tourism is a key driver in the overall economic recovery for Jamaica and these numbers augur well for the economy, lives and livelihoods. To have already earned USD $5.7 billion is huge given the major disruption caused by the pandemic,” added Minister Bartlett.

Jamaica was one of the first destinations to reopen when it did so in the summer of 2020. 

Jamaica’s already-strong tourism recovery is continuing, even in the face of new global challenges. 

The island’s summer 2022 totals eclipsed its pre-pandemic highs set in 2019, and Jamaica is now reporting nearly $6 billion in tourism earnings since its 2020 reopening. 

Jamaica Tourism Minster Edmund Bartlett, speaking at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference this week in San Juan, said Jamaica had welcomed 5 million visitors since its reopening, with $5.7 million in earnings for the island. 

“Through our thought leadership, Jamaica was able to reopen its borders at the height of the pandemic and remain open to allow visitors to travel to the island safely and seamlessly,” Bartlett said. 

He said the recovery was continuing to expand even in light of supply chain issues and disruptions to the airline industry caused by the pandemic, Bartlett said. 

Overall, Jamaica is reporting 5,173,000 visitors across stopover and cruise passengers. 

“Tourism is a key driver in the overall economic recovery for Jamaica and these numbers augur well for the economy, lives and livelihoods. To have already earned USD $5.7 billion is huge given the major disruption caused by the pandemic,” added Minister Bartlett.

Jamaica was one of the first destinations to reopen when it did so in the summer of 2020. 

“These numbers validate the hard work of our team and prove that our ideas and innovations are successful. We will continue our efforts to recover stronger as we work to surpass our 2019 achievements,” said Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board.

“These numbers validate the hard work of our team and prove that our ideas and innovations are successful. We will continue our efforts to recover stronger as we work to surpass our 2019 achievements,” said Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board.

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