STORE OWNERS ARE so desperate to get the 800 000 cruise passengers expected to visit Barbados this year to spend money in Bridgetown, that they are willing to pay to shuttle them there.
In any event, head of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Eddy Abed, said the days of visitors being picked up from the port, bypassing The City centre before returning to the port should come to an end.
“We have 800 000 cruise ship passengers that are half a mile away at the Bridgetown Port and we need to get them into the centre of Bridgetown,” he said.
“If you leave [them] to their own devices, they are not going to come. If you leave it to the tour companies, they are not going to bring them. So we need to say no more picking up passengers inside the port.
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