Premier and minister responsible for tourism Andrew Fahie said he is now in a better position to “enhance” the territory’s tourism product.
This improved position was attained during his visit to Miami for the 2019 Seatrade Global trade show between April 8 to 11.
“Equipped with this understanding, the BVI will be better positioned to enhance the tourism product, and take advantage of the vital training and career opportunities available for our people,” Premier Fahie said while reporting on his visit.
He continued: “I’m pleased to say that I will be working closely with my team and the cruise lines to address pre-existing challenges that were highlighted during our meetings. Our relevance and survival in this industry demands that continuous two-way communication is maintained with our cruise partners. My administration will ensure that these relationships are effectively managed to maximize the benefits garnered.”
The tourism minister said he had productive meetings with six major cruise lines while at the event.
He led a delegation comprising Transportation, Works & Utilities Minister Kye Rymer, and Junior Tourism Minister Sheeren Flax-Charles. The delegation also included representatives from the BVI Tourist Board, BVI Ports Authority and Tortola Pier Park Ltd.