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Jamaica welcomes two million tourists from January to May

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is reporting that the island welcomed a record two million visitors for the first five months of 2019.
 
He was speaking at the official opening of the R Hotel in New Kingston last week. 
 
Mr. Bartlett also said that the country earned US$1.7 billion for the period, as a result of the increase in arrivals.
 
The Tourism Minister said the Government is working to retain a greater portion of visitor spending, so that more Jamaicans can benefit from the industry.
 
He noted that the country now retains 41 cents out of every tourism dollar spent on the island, up from 30 cents.
 


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