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Cruise bubble removed, vendors and operators in St John’s stand to benefit

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(Antigua Observer) Vendors and tour operators around St John’s will be able to breathe a sigh of relief as news broke that the previously implemented ‘cruise bubble’ has been lifted with immediate effect.

The bubble had allowed for only pre-approved or private tours conducted with fully vaccinated visitors and a few merchants around Heritage Quay.

That, however, will now change as Information Minister Melford Nicholas made the announcement yesterday at the post-Cabinet press briefing.

“Late last evening the tourism minister did indicate that he had word from the cruise sector that they are now prepared to bring an end to the bubble environment in which they had been operating at the start and resumption of the cruise business to Antigua and other ports across the Caribbean, and so accordingly over the coming days with the arrival of these ships, merchants and vendors in the St John’s area, particularly Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay, can look forward to an increase in customers from the cruise industry,” he said.

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