Jamaica has seen another record weekend of stopover visitor arrivals, with close to 35,000 visitors, arriving between Thursday, March 10 and Sunday, March 13.
This number tops the combined 30,000 arrivals, the previous weekend.
Reacting to the numbers, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said Jamaica continues to be the destination of choice, in the Caribbean, and based on projections, this March will be the strongest in terms of arrivals, since the pandemic disrupted worldwide tourism in 2020.
He said in excess of 200, 000 visitors are expected to Jamaica this month.
He noted that the tourism sector should begin to rebound at an even faster rate, as the Jamaican economy continues to open up with the continued relaxation of COVID-19 measures, whilst at the same time, maintaining basic health and safety protocols.
Meanwhile, the President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader, notes that the country must be mindful of factors that could affect the projected growth.