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Tourist board backs Premier; welcomes visitors

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While backing Premier Dr D Orlando Smith that the territory is open for business, the BVI Tourist Board said it is kicking off their tourist season this month with the annual Lobster Fest.

Director of the BVI Tourist Board Sharon Flax-Brutus said the territory is also ready to accept visitors.

“We felt it was important to hold the Anegada Lobster Fest – one of the BVI Food Fete’s signature events – to announce to repeat guests and prospective guests throughout the region and internationally, that the BVI is open for tourism business even as we recover from Hurricane Irma; one of the most destructive hurricanes in recorded history,” Flax-Brutus said.

“Additionally, since Anegada was not as impacted as the other main islands, we felt it would be a good idea for Anegada to ring in the tourism high season as we begin to welcome visitors on November 1st,” she added.

The tourist board said while available accommodations on Anegada are limited, local charter yacht companies will also accommodate visitors for the event.

The board said in a media release today that it is working with Anegada residents as well as the public and private sectors to get the island ready for Lobster Fest.

The event is slated for November 25 and 26 on the island of Anegada.

Below is the full media release issued by the BVI Tourist Board:

Sharon Flax-Brutus. File Photo

The BVI Tourist Board and the Anegada Community will kick off the tourism high season early with the staging of the Category 5 Edition of the annual Anegada Lobster Festival on November 25th and 26th.

This follows the recent announcement by Premier and Minister for Tourism Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith, OBE that BVI is open for business.

“We felt it was important to hold the Anegada Lobster Fest, one of the BVI Food Fete’s signature events, to announce to repeat guests and prospective guests throughout the region and internationally, that the BVI is open for tourism business even as we recover from Hurricane Irma, one of the most destructive hurricanes in recorded history” said Director of Tourism Mrs Sharon Flax-Brutus.

“Additionally, since Anegada was not as impacted as the other main islands, we felt it would be a good idea for Anegada to ring in the tourism high season as we begin to welcome visitors on November 1st.”

Currently, there are 7 restaurants participating in the Anegada Lobster Festival that will be putting their unique spins on our most popular crustacean for all guests to sample.

There will be live entertainment and several opportunities for visitors to explore what some have described as the BVI’s best-kept secret. While available accommodations on Anegada are limited, local charter yacht companies like Marine Max, Sunsail, and others, can provide unique accommodation experiences and options for the event.

Additionally, daily ferry transportation will be available, to and from Tortola, via Romney Associates Travel Plan Tours and Road Town Fast Ferry.  Interisland Ferry Service will be available to transport guests originating out of the USVI.

As in previous years, visitors to Anegada Lobster Fest will be able to win special prizes (while supplies last) from the Tourist Board once they have visited all of the participating restaurants, as well as Anegada’s main historic attractions (Fisherman’s Wharf, Faulkner House Museum, etc.).

The BVI Tourist Board has been working with the Anegada Community, private sector organizations and the relevant Government agencies to ensure that the island is ready to stage Anegada’s major event.

New signage, is being installed and the BVI Tourist Board has been organizing clean-ups and rebuilding/repairing sites and attractions while coordinating transportation and other logistics for the event.

For more information and regular updates on the Anegada Lobster Festival, visit www.anegadalobsterfestival.com or contact Mr. Carnel Clyne at 1-284-340-2210 or [email protected]

 

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