As the BVI moves to restore its once-booming tourism industry, a number of initiatives are being rolled out to enhance visitor experience in the hurricane-hit territory.
One of those initiatives includes mounting telescopes on each of the main islands of the BVI.
“These were a huge hit, especially over in Anegada,” said Tourist Board consultant Trefor Grant. “There are four other sites we want to add these. It really enhances the guest experience because they get to see different things from a different vantage point. We are going to be putting one over in Great Harbour, another one over on Anegada, we are going to put one in Sage Mountain on Tortola and we’re going to identify a place on Virgin Gorda … to mount one as well.”
The board has also begun to activate WiFi hotspots across strategic locations for visitors to access.
Grant said hotspots are already active at the Road Town seaport on Tortola and the Cane Garden Bay area, which is a major local tourist attraction.
WiFi hotspots are also to be placed at the Crafts Alive village in Road Town as well as at the Baths on Virgin Gorda.
Another initiative to enhance tourist experience is the installation of hammocks at popular beaches in the territory.
“This project is just to enhance the mood and it can help people relax especially on the beaches,” Grant explained.
The tourist board said it is also kicking off a culturally-focused initiative to rehabilitate old-time BVI houses.
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