CARICOM: Jamaica Earns US$1.7 Billion As Tourism Rebounds

Jamaica’s tourism continues to rebound strongly amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Jamaica’s tourism continues to rebound strongly amid the coronavirus pandemic as is reflected in the US$1.7 billion in earnings since the reopening of the country’s borders in June 2020.

Since that time, Jamaica has received 1,285,368 visitors — including 8,381 cruise passengers.

According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, the forecast for 2021 is for a total of 1,578,743 visitors and more than US$2 billion in earnings. He said the return of cruise signals the second critical phase of the reopening of the country’s tourism industry and would aid in bringing back much-needed jobs. 

Extract from CARICOM BUSINESS Newsletter Vol 4 No 41

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