Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging tourism dependent countries to be aware of a possible slump in global travel due to high fuel prices.

The prime minister says there’s a great deal of uncertainty which could impact not only air fares but also the income of potential travellers.

The prime minister was addressing the summit of America’s yesterday.

While speaking to an expected recovery in the tourism sector he warned that significant risks still remain on the horizon.

However, he noted that while Jamaica has seen a return to near pre pandemic levels in terms of visitor arrivals, he remains concerned that the island may not avoid a recession like scenario due to potential fall offs in travel.

The prime minister says policies that encourage investment in diversification will be necessary to ensure the long term viability of the tourism product.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.