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Jamaica Welcomes Millionth Stopover Arrival for 2022

Deputy Mayor, Montego Bay, Richard Vernon (at left); Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett (second from left); and Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board, Donovan White. They current presents to Jamaica’s one millionth stopover customer Brian Simmons (middle) and Brian’s mom and touring companion, Monica Simmons (second from proper),

[MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica] – Persevering with the vacation spot’s robust tourism restoration, Jamaica welcomed its one millionth stopover arrival for 2022 as we speak (June 15). This vital milestone was celebrated with the arrival of Brian Simmons. He landed at Montego Bay’s Sangster Worldwide Airport (MBJ) on JetBlue flight 1479 from New York’s JFK airport at 9:22am native time this morning.

“I couldn’t be extra happy or prouder to greet Mr. Simmons, our one millionth stopover customer arriving this yr, and welcome him to our lovely island residence,” mentioned Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “This second is a testomony to the arrogance that the market exhibits in Jamaica in addition to the power, resilience and enduring enchantment of Jamaica’s tourism product as we construct again stronger.”

Celebratory Event

Along with Minister Bartlett, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board, Donovan White and Deputy Mayor, Montego Bay, Richard Vernon, had been available to mark the celebratory event. After providing a pleasantly shocked Brian and his mom, Monica, a heat greeting, Minister Bartlett and Director White introduced that this first-time customer to the island will obtain an all-expenses-paid return journey.

“This event clearly demonstrates the success of Jamaica’s restoration efforts,” added Director White. “Now we have been seeing a steadily rising development in stopover arrivals this yr. As well as, summer time bookings are pacing forward of 2019 to be the strongest summer time we’ve ever skilled.”

“It’s great to see multiple million visitors already on this yr of our 60th Anniversary. Particularly, with the majority of arrivals having accrued in simply the previous 4 months. And, the expectation that we are going to welcome our subsequent million stopovers within the subsequent 4 months,” concluded Minister Bartlett. “We encourage everybody to discover the island. As well as, join with our folks and study our tradition so they are going to wish to come again to Jamaica time and again.”

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