Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre – GTRCMC

Jamaica on Course to Generate Over US$4B in Record Tourism Earnings


Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to rebound strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced economic fallout, generating earnings of US$3.64 billion in 2022. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made this disclosure during Tuesday’s (January 10) sitting of the House of Representatives.

“We ended the year equalling the record-breaking earnings of tourism of US$3.64 billion, and the [2022/23] fiscal year, which I will report on when we make our [2023/24] budget presentation, is going to show US$4.2 billion earnings in tourism, which would be US$500 million more than 2019, which is the best year in our history,” Mr. Bartlett said.

He added that the 2022/23 winter season has, so far, “started with a bang”, with January’s figures, to date, showing a 463 per cent increase over last year and 29 percentage points growth over 2019. … read more

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