Jamaica is feeling a little down these days, just ask Buju Banton. After several years of skyrocketing popularity as top tourist destination, coronavirus-triggered restrictions to the country as well as forced quarantine once you arrive on the island has brought inbound tourism to a halt.
But it looks like the lull in international travel to Jamaica will be over soon. The Jamaica Tourist Board has released the results of a recent survey on would-be travelers’ post-pandemic plans, and Jamaica is at the top of their list.
The online survey collected roughly 6,200 responses from people in 12 countries, including the United States Canada, England, and Germany. 88 percent said they plan to travel overseas once the pandemic ends, and when asked where they want to go, Jamaica was the top answer, chosen by 36 percent of respondents. Italy and France ranked second and third, with 22 and 17 percent, respectively.
When asked where in the Jamaica they want to go, Ocho Rios was the most common response, followed by Negril and Montego Bay.
Of course, all these potential travel plans are predicated on “when the pandemic is over,” which is still unknown.