Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Group “Disappointed” By Canadian Flight Restrictions
February 5, 2021 Admin
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is disappointed in the Canadian government’s decision to suspend all flights from Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean until April 30 of this year.
“We are, of course, disappointed we will not see our Canadian friends until the spring,” the CHTA said in an email sent to Canadian Travel News. “At the same time, we are encouraged that our diligent efforts to contain the pandemic have been recognized by countries whose citizens seek to escape the ravages of the pandemic and the icy chill of winter to relax safely in our Caribbean destinations.
“The Caribbean has been commended for its stringent adherence to COVID-19 health safety protocols, with many destinations notching notable successes in arresting and containing the pandemic,” officials said. “We know COVID-19 vaccine campaigns in Canada are well underway and will significantly strengthen the resistance of residents and will increase their desire to seek out our warm weather refuges for rest, recreation and recovery. “
“During this pause, we will strengthen our health and safety measures while preparing even more sustainable and safe destinations for our Canadian visitors.”
“In the meantime, we encourage our Canadian friends to explore the Caribbean virtually across the numerous online platforms which highlight our attributes, especially caribbeantravel.com. By learning about the diversity of our culture, cuisine and natural beauty, they will have many options to relax and refresh once the lockdown is over.”