Sector Profile

Sector Profile

Jamaica is a relatively small island, however, its global personality and influence radiates well beyond its size. Of the 50 inhabited islands of the Caribbean archipelago, Jamaica is the third largest with a unique appeal and the strongest brand attributes.

The country’s tourism industry continues to experience growth in the face of increasing competition and a challenging global economic climate. Stopover arrivals grew by 2.1% to 2,123,042 in 2015, while cruise ship arrivals rose by 10.2 per cent to 1,568,702, according to figures provided by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Visitors flying into the country are well served by three modern international airports, and the island enjoys direct connectivity to most major US gateways. Jamaica averages 37 flights daily from the US, ranging from a low of 30 on Tuesdays to a high of 48 on Saturdays, and has four ports of call with 53 ships docking annually. Some of the world’s premier cruise lines such as Carnival, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean from North America, Aida Cruises from Germany and Sun Cruises from Britain visit Jamaica each year.

In recent years, the accommodation segment of Jamaica’s tourism industry has attracted a high level of foreign direct investment (FDI). Market leaders such as Sandals, Gran Bahia Principe, AM Properties and RIU have significant presence on the island



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