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  • Jamaica recorded 3.6 million stopover and cruise visitors combined and revenues of US$2.5 billion in 2015.
  • He informed that for the winter period, January to April 2016, Jamaica recorded a total of 773,458 stopover visitors and 745,220 cruise arrivals amounting to 1,518,678 visitors overall.
  • “We will have almost three million seats out of our main source markets for both summer and winter, representing an increase over last year,” the Tourism Minister said.

Jamaica recorded 3.6 million stopover and cruise visitors combined and revenues of US$2.5 billion in 2015.

This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, during his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 14.

He informed that for the winter period, January to April 2016, Jamaica recorded a total of 773,458 stopover visitors and 745,220 cruise arrivals amounting to 1,518,678 visitors overall.

“This represents a 7.6 per cent increase over the same period for 2015 when we welcomed 756,463 stopover visitors and 654,564 cruise passengers, totalling 1,411,027,” Mr. Bartlett said.

He further noted that this year, the Ministry has been successful in increasing airlift to Jamaica and had secured adequate seats to ensure a good winter and a successful summer.

“We will have almost three million seats out of our main source markets for both summer and winter, representing an increase over last year,” the Tourism Minister said.

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