Jamaica Reaches One Million In Customer Arrivals To Date For 2023

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – At a vacation spot press briefing held on the forty first Caribbean Resort & Tourism Affiliation (CHTA) Caribbean Journey Market in Barbados, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism the Hon. Edmund Bartlett introduced that Jamaica has surpassed a million customer arrivals year-to-date for 2023, reaching this milestone roughly one month sooner than in 2022. He additionally up to date attending media about Jamaica’s strong tourism arrivals, investments, and work to construct resilience for the trade on island and all through the world.

Edmund Bartlett Jamaica reaches One Million Visitor Arrivals
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism the Hon. Edmund Bartlett addressing media at a vacation spot press briefing.

Regular Progress

“From January by way of December 2022 Jamaica welcomed 2,478,386 stopover arrivals, a 69.2% enhance over 2021 and almost a full restoration to 2019 highs,” mentioned Minister Bartlett. “As of Might 10, we obtained over 1,000,000 customer arrivals to this point this yr, placing our vacation spot on par with 2019 information. We have now seen regular development in our arrivals and continued funding within the tourism sector, which is an amazing achievement. Projecting forward for 2023 by way of 2025, we anticipate to draw greater than 3.8 million guests in 2023 and develop to greater than 5 million guests in 2025.”

Further Air Service

Minister Bartlett continued, “To maintain this development on an upward trajectory, we proceed to construct out new air service with new flights this yr from Chicago Halfway, Denver, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Metropolis, and London Gatwick. Plus, we’re increasing and modernizing Sangster Worldwide Airport and have roughly 8,000 new lodge rooms slated for building over the subsequent two to 5 years.”

“Additional, Jamaica has applied the Blue Ocean Technique to develop a extra sustainable, numerous tourism product,” concluded Minister Bartlett. “We have now additionally established World Tourism Resilience Day with the United Nations to happen yearly on February 17 with the purpose of rising consciousness for tourism to construct again stronger and take steps to guard itself from future disruptions.”

Sturdy Demand

“The truth that Jamaica’s tourism arrivals proceed to rise is a transparent testomony to the success of our inside methods, vacation spot advertising initiatives and relationships with key journey companions on island and worldwide,” added Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board. “We’re very grateful to all who’ve contributed to Jamaica’s success in lifting our tourism product to new heights assembly and shortly to exceed 2019 file ranges.”

Minister Bartlett additionally famous that Jamaica is leveraging key pillars for tourism that showcase the vacation spot’s distinctive tradition and heritage whereas concurrently addressing the need from right this moment’s traveler to expertise extra than simply solar, sea and sand. He additionally emphasised the necessity to rigorously handle the tourism trade by way of resilience constructing the place it may possibly regularly adapt to points which will come up and to place plans in place to guard it from potential future shocks.

Originally posted 2023-05-14 20:39:42.