Jamaica Expecting Record Winter Season

It’s going to be a good winter for Jamaica according to the island’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett.

Minister Bartlett revealed recently that Jamaica will welcome over 1.4 million visitors and earn $1.5 billion in foreign exchange this winter.

The winter tourist season usually begins December 15 and lasts until mid-April. In terms of flights for the period, Jamaica is also projecting 1.3 million seats of which over 900 thousand will be from the United States.

The Minister of Tourism said: “These figures show that we are well ahead of our previous recovery projections and that Jamaica remains a safe and seamless destination that is in high demand. Our airlift is strong as we increase routes and connectivity, and cruise is back. I am truly grateful for the hard work and dedication of our tourism workers and stakeholders who have made this possible.”

Jamaica is set to welcome 1,474, 219 visitors which represents a 67.5% increase in comparison to the same period in 2022. Earnings are projected to reach approximately $1.5 billion, which will be a 36.3% increase.

Said Minister Bartlett: “This is even more special because we worked together to put tourism, the lifeblood of our economy, back on track after going through the most unprecedented global pandemic.”

Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, noted: “Jamaica’s brand position remains very strong, and we continue to see visitors come in droves to have authentic experiences from our food to our music and nightlife. We will continue the strategic positioning of the destination to ensure even more increases in arrivals and earnings.”

Go to www.visitjamaica.com for more.