Jamaica welcomed its one millionth stopover arrival for 2022 on June 15, according to Edmund Bartlett, the minister of tourism, who personally welcomed the visitor as he arrived on a JetBlue flight from New York.

"This milestone moment is a testament to the confidence that the market shows in Jamaica as well as the strength, resilience and appeal of Jamaica's tourism product as we build back stronger," Bartlett said.

Arrivals have shown steady growth this year, and summer bookings "are pacing ahead of 2019 to be the strongest summer we have ever experienced," according to Donovan White, Jamaica's director of tourism.

Bartlett predicted that the country would welcome another one million stopovers in the next four months.

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