Jamaica Welcomes Over 1 Million Visitors In First Nine Weeks Of 2019

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Jamaica says its tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record breaking arrival figures and earnings. 

In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica says it has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the period, generating foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million.

“Jamaica continues to make an aggressive push in transforming the way we market the destination and we have been seeing the dividends,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. 

“While the March numbers are still preliminary, we are pleased to have achieved this milestone so early in 2019. A big thanks to our various travel partners who have been selling Jamaica and helping us sustain this positive growth.”

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.



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