Tourism Stakeholders Want Resilient Corridors to be Fully Vaccinated

  • Tourism stakeholders are appealing for strong take-up of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine among workers and operators in the resilient corridors. Chairman of the Tourism Resilient Corridors Committee, John Byles, has said that the move will propel Jamaica to “the front of the line” as a nation “that is taking the vaccination exercise very seriously.” He urges all tourism interests along the corridors to mobilize so that businesses can be protected through being able to communicate the full vaccination of the corridors.
  • President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader has welcomed the move by the Government to prioritize the tourist sector. He said that the vaccination exercise is particularly important as the country’s main source market, the United States, is urging its citizens to only travel to COVID-19-vaccinated nations. He noted that the full vaccination of the resilient corridors’ employees and management will provide the perfect narrative for Jamaica as a premier tourist destination.
  • Montego Bay businessman, Jason Russell, has pointed out that cruise ships have made known their intentions to go only to vaccinated destinations when sailing resumes. Also, Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Godfrey Dyer has said that the Ministry of Tourism will continue to educate sector workers about the importance of taking the vaccine, adding that Jamaica is poised for a massive return to tourism prominence.

(Source: JIS News)