Premier and Minister with senior responsibility for Tourism Andrew Fahie has said the British Virgin Islands will soon have a National Tourism Plan.
The Premier, who was speaking in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, said the plan is currently under review.
“There was a National Tourism Plan that should have been done and was not. So now we have given that back to the board to review it and speed it up so we can get a National Tourism Plan going with the infrastructure and the development of tourism,” the Premier stated.
“Right now, it might look to our eyes that this needs to be done but when the research is done, it might show we need to invest in more in beaches, we need to invest more in other areas,” he further explained.
Fahie further said the lack of a National Tourism Plan is causing officials within the sector to work blindly.
“Right now we are shooting in the dark, we are doing things out of emotions,” he stated. “We are maintaining what we have, but to go to the next level we need a plan and that’s what we are trying to get done.”
He further informed the House of Assembly that residents can expect public consultations on the National Tourism Plan in the near future.
Fahie made his statements on the National Tourism Plan while responding to questions from Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull — the Representative of the Second District, which his one of the territory’s main tourism hubs.
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