Jamaica Tourism Industry Statistics

The Jamaica tourism industry has shown consistent growth over the years with an increasing number of visitors, contributing significantly to the country's economy.

Statistic 1

"In 2020, Jamaica's tourism sector saw a 68% decrease in earnings due to the impact of COVID-19."

Sources Icon

Statistic 2

"In 2019, tourism contributed to 34% of Jamaica's GDP."

Sources Icon

Statistic 3

"In 2019, a record 4.2 million tourists visited Jamaica."

Sources Icon

Statistic 4

"About 70% of Jamaica's visitors are from the U.S."

Sources Icon

Statistic 5

"More than 70% of travelers who visit Jamaica do so for leisure purposes."

Sources Icon

Statistic 6

"In 2019, the cruise passenger arrivals were about 1.5 million, marking a decline of 9.5% over 2018."

Sources Icon

Statistic 7

"30% of total foreign exchange earnings in Jamaica comes from the travel and tourism sectors."

Sources Icon

Statistic 8

"Hotel accommodation revenue in Jamaica for 2019 was $1.7 billion."

Sources Icon

Statistic 9

"In 2020, tourist volume in Jamaica shrank by 68% compared to 2019."

Sources Icon

Statistic 10

"The average tourist spends $2,000 per visit, markedly driving Jamaica's forex earnings."

Sources Icon

Statistic 11

"Tourism accounted for 236,200 jobs in Jamaica by 2019."

Sources Icon

Statistic 12

"Direct contribution of travel and tourism to employment was 9.3% of total employment in Jamaica in 2019."

Sources Icon

Statistic 13

"Tourism Linkages Network’ estimated that tourists spend about $75 million on local craft items annually in Jamaica."

Sources Icon

Statistic 14

"In 2018, 64.3% of spending in Jamaica’s travel and tourism sector was leisure spending."

Sources Icon

Statistic 15

"Globally, Jamaica was ranked 13th for its dependency on tourism in 2017."

Sources Icon

... Before You Leave, Catch This! 🔥

Your next business insight is just a subscription away. Our newsletter The Week in Data delivers the freshest statistics and trends directly to you. Stay informed, stay ahead—subscribe now.

Sign up for our newsletter and become the navigator of tomorrow's trends. Equip your strategy with unparalleled insights!