Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement during his budget address this week.
“We wish to increase the room stock, first to pre-hurricane levels, and secondly to expand,” the Premier said. “Our goal is to have 5,000 beds within the next five years.”
Premier Fahie said his administration will achieve this target by offering “incentives” for hotel operators to reconstruct and/or expand their properties.
The premier, whose office has responsibility for tourism, said
Premier Fahie further said
“We will begin the rebranding of our destination, and within the next five years, tourism shall once again be the underpinning and the lifeblood of this economy,” Fahie said.
He added that the development of tourism sub-sectors such as wellness tourism, sports tourism, and entertainment tourism will be
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