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Tourism minister promises 1,500 rooms in 1,000 days

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By Carl Joseph

The Ministry of
Tourism will now be targeting an additional 500 rooms per year for the next
three years.

Tourism
Minister Charles “Max” Fernandez made the announcement amid growing tourist air
arrival figures to the island said to be at 12.5 percent for 2019 over the same
period last year.

A total of 25,188
more visitors landed at the V C Bird International Airport in 2019 (225,791)
than last year (200,603).

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“That had to do
with the fact that we had a new, strong marketing initiative –
#whatcoollookslike,” said Fernandez.

The
multi-faceted summer campaign which, began back in March, includes a
combination of traditional and digital media.

The campaign offered consumers major savings on their vacation to Antigua and Barbuda for travel during the periods April – October, 2019. 

Read more in today’s newspaper

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