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Flood of visitors


Antoinette Connell

Flood of visitors

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Barbadians are rejoicing at cricket for more than one reason.
This week’s West Indies victory over England in the three-match T20 series at Kensington Oval was reason enough to celebrate and the influx of visitors for the contest also proved to be a winner for tourism, the island’s major foreign exchange earner.
The series is being credited as the main reason behind March occupancy levels as high as 90 per cent at several hotels from the South Coast to West Coast.
“The British respond to cricket and we are praying for an English Test next year because definitely the British, enjoy coming to Barbados,” said Sue Springer, executive vice-president of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA).
The overflow of tourists was also linked to the winter freeze in North America.

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