JAPEX postponed but demand for Jamaican tourism product remains strong


“Our overseas partners in the travel industry – tour operators, travel agents, travel media – are all set to resume negotiations with our Jamaican suppliers in the hospitality and tourism industry and we look forward to expanding our hospitality. world-renowned and welcoming them in the style they are used to here in Jamaica, ”he added.

Donovan White, JTB Tourism Director, notes that “JAPEX has traditionally been a face-to-face event, however, the global pandemic has prompted us to change its structure to a hybrid event. However, we hope that by delaying the event we may be able to generate a strong in-person turnout for JAPEX when it takes place early next year. “

White continued, “Demand for Jamaica’s tourism product remains strong, and we are confident that our world-class Jamaica CARES health and safety protocols, including our resilient corridors, will ensure another successful event in the near future. . “

Jamaica remains open to travel and continues to welcome visitors safely. Its health and safety protocols were among the first to receive Safe Travels recognition from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which allowed the destination to reopen safely for travel in June 2020. The island also recently announced new cruise developments and ninety percent of tourism investments remain on track.

As White noted earlier this fall, in an interview with Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and JTB – Canada Regional Tourism Director Angella Bennett, term bookings from Canada are increasing rapidly and falling. are now at 65% of 2019 levels.

You can find more information on Jamaica’s COVID-19 protocols and more at visitjamaica.com.


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