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Record One Million Visitors to Jamaica In 6 Month Period


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JIS – On Thursday (June 15), Jamaica’s tourism reached yet another historical landmark when the island recorded its one-millionth visitor since the start of the year.

This is the largest number of arrivals over a six-month period, a feat which tourism officials, including Minister Edmund Bartlett, described as phenomenal.

“This is simply amazing,” Mr. Bartlett told tourism stakeholders at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, who had gathered for a private ceremony inside the VIP Lounge to commemorate the occasion.

“Never before in our history has this ever happened, and to say we are indeed proud would certainly be putting it mildly,” he said.

The Minister pointed out that “in tandem with this landmark achievement,” the tourism sector also earned in excess of US$1.2 billion for the same period.

“We are very excited about these numbers because they feed into the growth projections that we have,” he added.


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