St Kitts Eyes More Tourism Growth

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By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

The tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis is moving with “leaps and bounds,” according to Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant.

During a public address last week, Grant highlighted that 2018 has been a landmark year for the federation.

“We had the opening of the Park Hyatt, the attainment of St. Kitts being a marque port; we welcomed our 1 millionth passenger in July 2018; we have expanded our tourism education program and our strategy of imparting, that, in terms of our human capacity and capital, is well on our way,” he said.

The federation is expecting another “landmark” year in 2019, as a number of capital projects will continue to enhance the tourism product.

According to Prime Minister Timothy Harris, $5,9 million has been allotted for capital expenditure.

“Capital projects to be implemented by the Ministry of Tourism include: the Black Rocks Enhancement Project, the Coastal Erosion Mitigation Project, the South Friars Bay Beach Enhancement Project, the Tourism Development Project, and the Support for ECO Park Project,” said Harris. “In addition to these projects, work on the second phase of the De Strip Development Project will begin.”

— CJ