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Call to push tourism initiatives

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Call to push tourism initiatives

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The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) is calling on Government to speed up promised initiatives that could ensure the viability of the tourist industry.
Speaking Wednesday during the association’s fourth quarterly general meeting at Hilton Barbados, president Patricia Affonso-Dass said past presidents and members had been meeting with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart over the past few months.
“Although there has been some positive feedback with respect to some of the challenges, namely the sanctioning of additional items to be added to the second schedule of the Tourism Development Act (TDA) and the promise of an incentive to assist the hotels with the cost of electricity, the actual implementation of these, to date, has not taken place,” she said.
Affonso-Dass stressed that hotels and attractions needed to continually improve their offering by keeping it fresh and current for the discerning traveller. (NB)