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Canadian Tourism Returns to Jamaica

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 9, 2021

Canadian tourism has officially returned to Jamaica. 

The island welcomed back the first Air Canada flight following a six-month hiatus, with Air Canada’s first Dreamliner flight to the country. 

“Canada is the second-largest source market for Jamaica and the return of Canadian tourism in Jamaica is welcome news for our country’s hotel partners, attractions, transportation providers, hospitality workers, and the thousands of individuals employed in our tourism related industries,” said Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism. “I am pleased to welcome the return of Air Canada to Jamaica after the six-month hiatus from January this year.”

Air Canada and WestJet are the first Canadian carriers to resume service this summer to Montego Bay. 

Jamaican officials say more than 280,000 air seats have been secured from Canada to Jamaica for the upcoming winter tourist season. 

“Air Canada is very pleased to resume our passenger service to Jamaica, which we have proudly served for more than 70 years,” said Luis Noriega Benet, General Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean for Air Canada. “There is no doubt many Canadians are looking to travel to Jamaica for a long-postponed sun holiday. As well, there are many people both in Jamaica and Canada who are eager to visit with friends and family members they have not been able to see since the pandemic began. We look forward to welcoming everyone on board and celebrating together the rebirth of travel.”

— CJ

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