KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island’s carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year.
“Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events that attracts thousands of visitors to our island. This is why we have invested so heavily in the event and increased promotion globally through the Jamaica Tourist Board.
I am so happy that a whopping 51, 384 visitors chose to come to Jamaica, many of which I am sure came to participate in this very important festivity – making it undoubtedly, one of the strongest weeks in arrivals so far in 2018,” said Minister Bartlett.
The Ministry of Tourism acquired the brand Carnival in Jamaica last year. This is in keeping with the Ministry’s mandate to enhance seasonal events, including Carnival, through its Tourism Linkages Network.
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