Jamaica ranked #1 in Caribbean for summer bookings — JTB | Loop Jamaica

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Destination Jamaica ranks at the top for bookings by US travellers heading to the Caribbean in the coming weeks and months, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has said.

In a release Monday, JTB said that the announcement was made during a high-level meeting between senior executives of Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT) – one of the world’s largest travel groups – at their US headquarters in New Jersey, and the JTB team, led by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

The executives also shared optimism for 2023 and 2024 with strong bookings for Jamaican vacations, JTB said.
“This is great news as we actively work on recovery in the US, which is our biggest source market. Based on these booking numbers, Jamaica may experience the best summer ever since the pandemic,” said Minister Bartlett.

Flight Centre is a 40-year-old travel agency that is headquartered in Australia, with offices in the US and other countries across the globe.

“Part of our recovery strategy is meeting with our long-standing tourism partners like Flight Centre to get a feel of market sentiment and projections, and we are happy that Jamaica remains top of mind,” added Bartlett.

Director of Tourism Donovan White said Jamaica is aggressively working towards recovery.

“And we cannot do this without partners like Flight Centre. As travel rebounds, we aim to ensure that Jamaica is the first choice for visitors,” said White.