No Major Tourism Fallout from Hurricane Matthew

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President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Omar Robinson, says the hotel industry was not heavily impacted by the threat of Hurricane Matthew.

He says, while there were some cancellations of bookings, the financial fallout was not significant.

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Mr. Robinson says a number of visitors who’d cancelled their bookings have indicated they’ll be re-scheduling their plans.

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Meanwhile, the JHTA President says during the preparations for Hurricane Matthew, visitors who were scheduled to leave several hotels had to extend their stay.

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