Jamaica begins the year with a record of visitors and important awards
The tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented beginning of the year, in just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, the Caribbean destination has become the first in its region to receive a million tourists
Jamaica's tourism industry is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year, breaking records on arrivals and revenues. In just nine weeks since the start of 2019, Jamaica has become the Caribbean's first destination to receive one million visitors during the period, generating foreign exchange earnings of approximately $ 800 million.
"Jamaica continues to make an aggressive effort to transform the way we market destiny and we have been seeing dividends," said Donovan White, Jamaica's Director of Tourism. "Although the March numbers are still preliminary, we are pleased to have achieved this milestone so early in 2019. Many thanks to our travel partners who have been selling Jamaica and have helped us sustain this positive growth."
Fate began the year with a host of notable industry awards. Most recently, it ranked # 14 among the Top Destinations in the World and # 1 as the Caribbean's Best Destination at the 2019 Travelers's Choice® TripAdvisor Awards. In addition, Negril's Seven Mile Beach ranked 5th in 25th for Best Beach in the Caribbean and 10th in 25th in the World.
Earlier this year, Jamaica won four gold awards at the Travvy Awards: Best Tourism Office, Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. This was followed by the Adrian Awards from the International Hospitality Marketing and Sales Association (HSMAI), where the Jamaica Tourist Board and Expedia Group Media Solutions won the Adrián de Plata Award for the "Find Your Vibe. "Jamaica also won the Adrian Bronze for Integrated Marketing for the" Join Me in Jamaica "campaign. In the Caribbean and North America edition of the World Travel Awards, Jamaica took home a total of 24 awards. The awards received by the Jamaica Tourist Board include: Best Caribbean Destination, Best Caribbean Cruise Destination and for the 13th consecutive year, the Caribbean Leading Tourist Office. In March, during the ITB in Berlin, prizes continued to arrive when the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) selected Jamaica as Destination of the Year.