Jamaica reports record tourism numbers

Jamaica welcomed one million visitors and earned USD $1 billion in gross foreign exchange earnings in the first two months of the year.
This announcement was made during a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace press conference, held on March 14 at the Jamaica Tourist Board’s office in Kingston.
Jamaica recorded 611,642 stopover arrivals, which represents a 7.4 per cent increase, and 389,319 cruise passenger arrivals, which is a 29.7 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Total visitor arrivals for the period were 1,000,961, which is an increase of 15.1 per cent over the same months in 2023. From these arrivals, the island has earned USD $1 billion, which is an impressive increase of 8.5 per cent.
Later this year, Jamaica will serve as the host destination for the CHTA’s 42nd Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which will be held from May 20-22 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
The event is expected to attract 150 buyer companies and approximately 1,000 delegates.