Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett remains bullish about Jamaica’s tourism growth prospects for the rest of the year.

Bartlett was giving an update in the House of Representatives yesterday, following his recent blitz to re-engage Jamaica’s tourism partners across the world.

He says based on the latest data Jamaica is well on its way to recovery.

Minister Bartlett says stop-over arrivals are up 41 per cent over last year when the industry took a severe hit from the pandemic.

The minister told the House that the ministry remains on track to achieve the December forecast of 1.5 million stop over arrivals and over US $2 billion in earnings.

He says on the current path, by next year Jamaica will be close to a full recovery.

Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism.