Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica’s tourism industry is poised to bounce back from the loss of revenue associated with the closure of tour operator, Thomas Cook.
The almost two-century-old UK company was shuttered last week, leaving hundreds of thousands of travellers around the world in limbo.
According to Minister Bartlett, the closure cost the country more than 10-million US dollars and the loss of 8-thousand airline seats.
But he says a delegation from the tourism ministry recently traveled to the United Kingdom and has recovered the seats.
Minister Bartlett says the ministry is targeting the Japanese market in an effort to boost arrivals.
He says the country has already secured more arrivals from the UK resulting from the London trip.
Meanwhile, Minister Bartlett, says due to an increase in stopover arrivals, Jamaica is expected to exceed its monetary target for this year.
Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister.