JAMAICA RECORDS MAJOR INCREASE IN ARRIVALS OVER EASTER WEEKEND – SAYS BARTLETT

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has outlined that Jamaica recorded a major increase in stopover arrivals over the Easter holiday weekend, with the island recording the highest number of visitor’s since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister Bartlett said according to preliminary data from the Jamaica Tourist Board JTB, Jamaica recorded some 14,983 visitors to the island from April 1 to 5, 2021.

He said over thirteen thousand of these visitors entered the island via the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James.

He indicated that year to date, Jamaica has welcomed some 209,930 passengers to the island, 164,157 of which were tourists.