Jamaica has secured commitments for a record number of seats from Canada this winter, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.
The island is projecting 283,000 seats out of Canada this winter, a record for the destination.
That represents 26,000 more seats than in the winter of 2019, Bartlett said.
The seats are from travel partners including Air Canada Vacations, WestJet, Transat and Sunwing.
The expanded airlift will “go a long way in bringing us back to our levels of over 300,000 visitors that we had during the immediate pre-COVID period, but the objective is to get to 400,000 where we were in 2010,” Bartlett said.
Canada is the second-largest source market for tourism in Jamaica, following the United States.
“We are optimistic that in 2023/2024 we will see a full recovery of the Canadian market to the levels that were in the best of times in 2010,” Bartlett said.