News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 28, 2022: Many Americans and Canadians may be dealing with the repercussions of a deadly winter storm, but US President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are soaking up the heat in the Caribbean.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were joined by members of his extended family flew in on Air Force One to the Henry E. Rohslen Airport in Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, yesterday December 27, 2022. The President and First Lady were joined by their grandchildren Natalie Biden and Robert Biden II, as they gear up to usher in the New Year on the US Caribbean territory.
Canada’s PM Trudeau and his immediate family also flew to Jamaica on Tuesday where they will also ring in the New Year. Ironically, Trudeau’s return to the island comes as Canada today updated its travel advisory to warn Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” if travelling to the island.
Both leaders are being criticized for flying off into the sun as the deadly blizzard over the Christmas holidays left more than 60 dead across the US and as hundreds of Canadians remains stuck in Mexico and several Caribbean countries after flight cancellations due to the storm.
Meanwhile, Burna Boy, Cardi B and Offset are among stars choosing to vacation on the island.
According to recent projections, Jamaica will see its strongest winter travel season ever this year, with anticipated record arrivals of 950,000 stopover visitors and 524,000 cruise passengers respectively. This is the highest volume of visitors the country has ever experienced – nearly 1.5 million for the entire season. In tandem, Jamaica is expecting a boost this winter tourist season with US$1.4 billion in tourism earnings anticipated. A total of 1.3 million air seats have been secured for the period and a full recovery of cruise tourism is expected.