St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant says that the work done at Black Rocks has been receiving positive feedback from those in the surrounding area who visited the site.
The minister intimated that the local facilities should first be appreciated by citizens and residents before such appreciation could be had by visitors.
Minister Grant spoke to the resumption of tourism in the Federation in the new age of COVID-19.
“As we navigate the next five years, we can all expect and prepare ourselves to contribute to a more differentiated tourism product with special emphasis on the off-beaten track, rural outdoor experiences that more easily satisfy the COVID-19 physical distancing and other protocols. The tourism destinations that will inspire traveler confidence and remain as competitive as possible in the prevailing circumstances will be those with low COVID-19 case numbers among the local population and clear guidelines and practices for minimizing the risk of contracting the virus.”
Against that backdrop, the minister pointed out that discussions are still ongoing with local health officials on the reopening of the tourism sector.
Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant was at the time speaking at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday (July 15).