Buildings an untapped treasure
THE HISTORIC AND ICONIC built heritage of Barbados can help to bring the island out of the financial doldrums, Sir Henry Fraser has said.
“Our built heritage is gold dust waiting to be exploited,” he told the Barbados National Trust’ 55th annual general meeting at its Wildey House headquarters recently.
Stressing that heritage tourism was the fastest growing aspect of tourism across the world, Sir Henry told his audience: “It is the only thing that can bring us out of the recession in a hurry.”
He called the designation of Bridgetown and its Garrison, by UNESCO, as a World Heritage Site “a stroke of good fortune” which woke the island to the beauty of its capital city, its economic advantages and potential for heritage tourism. (HLE)
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