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Caribbean tourism surging ahead in 2018

Caribbean tourism surging ahead in 2018The 2017 hurricane season was a hard one for the Caribbean tourism sector, as properties and countries were devastated by storms which also claimed many lives.

So while the first half of the year saw exciting growth in both tourism infrastructure and tourist arrivals over the previous year, the sector was met with challenges, the CTO Secretqary General Hugh Riley estimates.

“Our affected islands respect the safety and security of guests and staff and are therefore being frank and open about their state of readiness”, Riley adde in an article.

Adding that tourism is the main economic driver for most of the Caribbean, Riley stressed that this is why such enormous emphasis is placed on delivering value and a superb visitor experience. He noted that the plan is to ensure that the in the hurricane-affected island’s, guests in 2018 see a product that is rebuilt stronger, better and even more attractive than before.

As the region surges on in 2018, he believes it is important to look at the success stories of 2017, among them their strategy to substantially enhance the Caribbean’s engagement in Canada, to develop business in non-traditional areas and work closely with our members’ representatives for maximum impact.

Source: Loop