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Jamaica's tourism revenue increases in 2018

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica saw an 8.6 per cent increase in tourism revenue in 2018. 
 
Mr. Barlett was addressing a news conference, held at the Ministry's New Kingston office on Tuesday.
 
He said preliminary figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board on the performance of the industry, has shown a new record for the industry, in terms of arrivals and spend.
 
At the end of December 2018, Jamaica had 4.31 million visitors, which represents the second year in a row that the county has had over 4.3 million visitors in a single year. 
 
Mr. Bartlett also highlighted that the increase in earnings has had a great impact on the local economy, primarily to the small and medium tourism enterprises. 


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