By Makeida Antonio
(Antigua Observer) – Antigua and Barbuda will make history next year by hosting a major tourism conference billed as a key networking event to exchange industry trends and opportunities.
The Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference will be hosted by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and affiliate member the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) in April 2023.
The ITF connects almost 700 affiliated trade unions, representing nearly 20 million people from 150 countries across the world.
A group of regional and international partners paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Monday and another to Labour Minister Steadroy Benjamin yesterday.
ITF Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Secretary Edgar Diaz from Panama will be spending a total of three days in Antigua walking through site tests in various hotels and meeting with local bodies representing workers.
Diaz said this was a huge step in recognising the work being done by the ABWU and its display of regional leadership and solidarity in the labour movement.