JAMAICA ON TRACK FOR RECORD YEAR IN TOURISM

Dec 02, 2016

Jamaica remains on track to have a record year in tourism as the island continues to register growth of over 5% for both tourism earnings and visitor arrivals. From January to October 2016, Jamaica recorded earnings of US$2.06 billion, which represents an increase of 5.7% over the amount earned for the same period last year. The island also registered an increase of 5.1% in visitor arrivals over the same period last year, with 3,100, 235 total visitors. “Our arrival figures and tourism earnings, from January and October of this year are very positive and an indicator of the considerable impact tourism is having on the growth agenda. Our tourism earnings continue to outpace our arrivals, which is quite significant. It is clear, that we remain on track to have a record year in tourism,” said Minister Bartlett.