Montego Bay, Jamaica, leader in summer travel resumption

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Montego Bay, Jamaica is the top summer “travel recovery city” of 2022, according to a new report from ForwardKeys.

Jamaica’s tourism hub is seeing a major improvement from what was already a strong period for the destination last summer, according to the report, which was shared by Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism.

Montego Bay tourism performance is up 23% from summer 2021.

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“At the city level, the summer travel recovery is being led by Caribbean destinations, namely Montego Bay, Jamaica,” the report said.

Montego Bay was joined by two top-ranked Caribbean destinations: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancun, Mexico.

Punta Cana is seeing a 19% increase, while Cancun is up 14% over the same period.

“Jamaica is bouncing back from the devastating impact on the sector of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

Jamaica is, he said, “now more than before, ready for a full recovery.”

Jamaica has seen record tourist arrivals and revenue over the past year, according to the government.

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