Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Antigua and Barbuda beckons the diaspora with Come Home campaign

Antigua and Barbuda is inviting its citizens in the diaspora to come back home with the launch of the new ‘Come home' sweepstakes.

The campaign is being launched as Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials push to reach the 300,000 visitor arrivals mark.

“The destination has received tremendous growth since 2018, and we are proud to know that by December 2019, we would have met and surpassed our target of 300,000 stay-over visitor arrivals,” said Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, Charles Fernandez. 

“We have to recognise each and every one employed in the tourism industry, who have welcomed visitors to our shores and whose deliverance of quality customer care ensures our visitors have an amazing experience while they are here.”   

The ‘Come Home in December’ promotion entices Antiguans and Barbudans living abroad to come home during the month of December for a chance to win a free three-night, four-day trip back to Antigua during summer of 2020. The promotion officially kicks-off today, November 20, 2019. 

The sweepstake is open to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda living abroad and persons of Antiguan and Barbudan heritage. Those interested must enter on the www.visitantiguabarbuda.com website and be able to prove booking and travel between December 1 and December 31, 2019.

One winner will be selected from each of Antigua and Barbuda’s main source markets in the USA, Canada, UK and Europe and the Caribbean. Winners will be selected by random drawing and will be expected to show proof of citizenship and heritage or lineage.

“Reaching 300,000 stay-over tourism arrivals is a significant milestone,” said CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C. James.  “We have incredible partnerships with stakeholders throughout the industry, who have been instrumental in bringing us to this milestone, and who are as committed as we are to driving tourism growth.”

“The Antigua and Barbuda diaspora are travelers too.  And we are inviting them to ‘Come home in December’ to reconnect with family and friends, and ring in the new decade in Antigua and Barbuda," he added.

Visit www.visitantiguabarbuda.com to enter and for full details and terms and conditions of the competition. 

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