Travelweek Group, Travel Week
Should Jamaica-bound clients cancel their trips in the wake of the State of Public Emergency for St. James Parish and the travel advisory from the Canadian government? “Absolutely not,” says Philip Rose, Regional Director, Canada for the Jamaica Tourist Board.
The JTB has seen an uptick in calls after media coverage of the travel advisory, updated Jan. 19 at travel.gc.ca/destinations/jamaica, under the ‘Safety & Security’ link.
The alert advises Canadian travellers heading to a resort in the affected area to stay on-property. Visitors looking to travel off-property are advised to use transportation arranged or provided by the resort. The alert also advises travellers to use organized tour operators for excursions and travel to and from the airport.