It was quite the celebration as Jamaica welcomed its one millionth stopover arrival in 2022 and continued its strong tourism recovery.
This significant milestone was celebrated with the arrival of Brian Simmons, who landed at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) on JetBlue flight 1479 from New York’s JFK airport at 9:22am local time this morning.
“I could not be more pleased or prouder to greet Mr. Simmons, our one millionth stopover visitor arriving this year, and welcome him to our beautiful island home,” said Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “This moment is a testament to the confidence that the market shows in Jamaica as well as the strength, resilience and enduring appeal of Jamaica’s tourism product as we build back stronger.”
In addition to Minister Bartlett, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, Donovan White and Deputy Mayor, Montego Bay, Richard Vernon, were on hand to mark the celebratory occasion.
After offering a pleasantly surprised Brian and his mother, Monica, a warm greeting, Minister Bartlett and Director White announced that this first-time visitor to the island will receive an all-expenses-paid return trip.
“This occasion clearly demonstrates the success of Jamaica’s recovery efforts,” added Director White. “We have been seeing a steadily increasing growth in stopover arrivals this year and, summer bookings pacing ahead of 2019 to be the strongest summer we have ever experienced.”
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In the photo
Deputy Mayor, Montego Bay, Richard Vernon (at left); Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett (second from left); and Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, Donovan White; present gifts to Jamaica’s one millionth stopover visitor Brian Simmons (center) and Brian’s mother and traveling companion, Monica Simmons (second from right) upon their entry into Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport on June 15, 2022.