Thursday, April 18, 2024

Flat winter season ‘bad news’


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SO MUCH FOR coming in from the cold in 2016.

Instead, the country’s leading economic sector tourism has been rocked by a flat winter season from last year.

And the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) is now scratching its head in an attempt to boost bookings for this year, after the very disappointing start to the 2016 winter season.

New chief executive officer of the BHTA, Rudy Grant, is bemoaning a serious drop in occupancy, along with a significant dip in visitor spending last November and December. And he isn’t expecting things to improve.

“The early projections for the first four months of 2017 anticipate a decline in overall occupancy for our accommodation member properties, and our direct tourism services are already seeing lower spend per head,” Grant revealed to the SUNDAY SUN in a recent interview.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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