Tourism officials in Jamaica have announced that the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) — which was scheduled to take place Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2021, as a hybrid in-person/virtual event – is being rescheduled to early 2022.
“JAPEX has traditionally been an in-person event, however, the global pandemic had moved us to change its structure to a hybrid event,” said Director of Tourism, Jamaica, Donovan White. “However, it is our hope that by delaying the event, we may be able to generate robust in-person attendance for JAPEX when it takes place early next year.”
Clifton Reader, president of the JHTA said that the event “is expected to benefit from the opening up of global borders and the uptick in overseas travel after a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
JAPEX is hosted annually by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) in association with the Jamaica Tourist Board ((JTB).
White pointed out that: “Demand for Jamaica’s tourism product remains strong, and we are confident that our world-class Jamaica CARES health and safety protocols, including our Resilient Corridors, will ensure yet another successful event in the near future.”
Reader noted that: “Our overseas partners in the travel trade – tour operators, travel agents, travel media, are all geared up to resume negotiations with our Jamaican suppliers in the hospitality and tourism sector and we look forward to extending our world-renowned hospitality and hosting them in the style to which they have been accustomed, here in Jamaica.”
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