GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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