Escaping a fractured tourism economy in the Caribbean – MENAFN.COM

Escaping a fractured tourism economy in the Caribbean – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN – Caribbean News Global)

By Caribbean News Global

TORONTO, Canada – The impact of COVID-19 on global tourism, the uncertainty it faces with regards to international travel, global COVID-19 vaccination and now, the La Soufriere volcano eruption, all contribute to accelerated decision making to Caribbean Tourism, given the underpinning for productivity, economic growth, development and prosperity, entrenched in policy formulation in the region.

Grenada capitalizing on a unique opportunity

Chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), Barry Collymore, as reported by NOW Grenada, believes that COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity for tourism in Grenada and the rest of the Caribbean.




Chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), Barry Collymore

‘The key to capitalising on that opportunity is citizens becoming vaccinated and reaching herd immunity in the quickest possible time. Said Collymore. ‘We have a solution – vaccine is the solution,’ he explained. ‘We now have a tremendous opportunity in that every single tourism destination has been impacted and what that has done is that it has levelled the playing field. Whereas, before you had many countries that were far ahead of Grenada, far ahead of the Caribbean,
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