Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the government is working on the diversification of Jamaica’s tourism product in Jamaica.

He says the effort is aimed at minimising any shocks on the sector from a possible recession in the global economy.

He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Patria-Kaye Aarons and Kemesha Kelly.

Fears that the global economy could be on the brink of a recession heightened earlier this week as world markets plunged on Wednesday.

Panic gripped Wall Street as investors dumped shares amid fears over a US-China trade war and the health of the global economy.

Mr. Bartlett says the Ministry has been working to build the resilience of the tourism market in Jamaica.

This, he says, is being done by expanding its offerings to other markets outside the United States.

He says the Ministry is now in negotiations with Russia to increase flights to Jamaica.

Mr. Bartlett  also says the Ministry, in its diversification efforts, is also working to have flights out of China.

The Tourism Minister says the government is being proactive in its efforts to prepare for any effects  Brexit may have on the Jamaican tourism market.

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister.