Jump to content

Jamaica Remains Open for Business

Recommended Posts

Barrhead Travel is pleased to share the below statement from our partners at the Jamaican tourist board. Jamaica remains one of our customers’ favourite holiday destinations and the beautiful Caribbean island boasted visits from over 4.3 million tourists in 2017.


"KINGSTON, Jamaica; January 22, 2018 – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has again reiterated that Jamaica is safer than ever and the recent state of emergency was called to ensure the Saint James Parish continues to be safe for tourists and locals alike.


The reality is that Jamaica remains a safe destination for all tourists and the state of emergency has been put in place as an added precaution and gives greater powers to the police force ensuring that Jamaica maintains its enviable record of safety towards tourists. Bartlett continues “Security, safety and seamlessness is the standard that defines ‘destination Jamaica and the country continues to be very much open for business and we continue to welcome tourists from all over the world to enjoy the warm Jamaican hospitality”.


St James is one of 14 parishes in Jamaica and the Minister confirms that the area that has been largely affected by the recent troubles is one that is rarely visited by tourists.  These enhanced security measures are not out of the ordinary in international tourism markets and the Jamaican residents have shown great support of this action with a resident from the affected area declaring, “This is the best thing that could have happened at this time”.


Jamaica however remains a safe place for touristsEvery year, Jamaica welcomes visitors and volunteers from around the world to enjoy all that Jamaica has to offer. Provisional data shows a record breaking 4.3 million tourists visited Jamaica in 2017, which represents a 12.1 per cent increase over arrivals in 2016."

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.