3.88 Million Visitors, US$4.2 Billion in Tourism Earnings Projected for 2023


Jamaica is on course to welcome 3.88 million visitors for 2023, comprising 2.74 million stopover arrivals and 1.13 million cruise-ship passengers, with estimated earnings of US$4.2 billion.

Director of Tourism, Donovan White, “For 2024, those numbers [are expected to] grow to 4.59 million visitors and US$4.3 billion in earnings, and in 2025, our anticipation is that we will achieve five million visitors and earnings of over US$5 billion.”

He was addressing the opening of the 2023 Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) trade show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on September 11.

He noted that Jamaica welcomed 2.77 million visitors between January and August, with tourism earnings reaching US$2.9 billion for the eight-month period.

The arrival figure represents a 32 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.