Tourism optimism at all-time high... as hospitality sector is rewarded for lifting standards
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said the tourism sector is so uniquely poised that the next five years should see visitor arrivals and earnings soaring to heights that were once unimaginable and considered far-fetched.
In a wide-ranging interview with Hospitality Jamaica last Saturday, Bartlett said that if the current trajectory plays out, Jamaica, by 2021, could see arrivals jumping to five million visitors and earnings reaching as high as US$5 billion.
"I cannot recall a more exciting period for tourism than what I am seeing now," Bartlett noted. "Never before have we seen so many projects in the pipeline or under construction, giving rise to an unprecedented level of optimism on the part of stakeholders."