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Hoteliers told: Face race issue

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Tourism veteran Roseanne Myers is urging hoteliers, and others in the industry, to face and fix concerns that they do not genuinely roll out the welcome carpet to Barbadians.

The former Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) chairman, who noted that the recent accusation of racial profiling at Sandy Lane Hotel could hurt the country, also felt the sector should address issues of race and colour as they related to locals and visitors.

She was responding to a question raised during an Accountants’ Week panel discussion on Tuesday night.

It suggested that hoteliers did not truly want Barbadians to patronise their properties, and were only offering staycations now because their overseas business plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic. (SC)

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