SVG grabs two more tourism awards
April 5, 2011
SVG grabs two more tourism awards

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has chalked up two more international tourism awards, and may be set for more in the near future.{{more}}

Chief Executive Officer and Marketing Manager of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority Glen Beache said that with the major improvements to the tourism product that are taking place and underway, things can only get better.

Last week, at an SVGTA press conference, Beache announced that St. Vincent and the Grenadines was awarded the Most Improved Destination and the city of Kingstown the Best Destination Experience, by Dream Team Publications, which deals with cruise tourism.

“Part of that is the new sites and what they see taking place.

“As much as I am happy about these awards, we can’t sit on our laurels; we have a lot of work to do to go up against the competition, and part of the product is the people and making sure we do what is necessary,” Beach indicated.

The former Tourism Minister highlighted a number of projects and innovations that are currently taking place on the local scene, which he said will improve the tourism product.

“We’re looking at the opening of an international airport in the next two years.We’re looking at a project in Buccament that will have over 1,000 rooms… one in Canouan where they are going to be pumping $250 milllion into that project alone,” said Beache.

He also spoke of projects in Petit St. Vincent, Mustique, and Bequia.

According to Beache, a number of promotions are soon to begin regionally as well as internationally, including movement into new European territories, to promote St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a major sailing destination.

Beache also hinted at some major changes that are to be made on the local scene, which, he said will be unveiled this Saturday at a special event.

“The landscape of what tourism is like is about to change significantly,” Beache added. “I think we are doing a great job and will continue to do all we can.”