After a highly successful summer season marked by an increase in tourist arrivals and buoyant economic activity, Jamaica is now looking ahead to a promising fall season. The country’s tourism industry expects a robust performance this coming fall, with the potential to reach a remarkable milestone and break previous tourism records.
This fall, 1.1 million scheduled airline seats will be available on the island, a record for Jamaica during the fall travel season.
Jamaica has set ambitious goals for its tourism industry in 2023, aiming to welcome 2.814 million stopover visitors. This expected number represents a significant milestone, with a 5 percent increase over the country’s previous record, which was set in 2019, just before the onset of the global pandemic.
The tourism sector is optimistic about achieving this growth, reflecting the country’s resilience and continued appeal as a desirable destination for travelers from around the world.
According to Donovan White, who serves as the Director of Tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, this would translate into a substantial tourism revenue of $4.2 billion.
“We are extremely ecstatic that we are growing in the right places and growing steadily,” White said in a statement.