Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting Dominic Fedee spoke earlier today on the positive growth being recorded in the tourism industry.
He posted on his Facebook page, "We are very encouraged by the continued growth which we continue to see in 2018 as it relates to the performance of our Tourism Industry. Year to date preliminary figures suggest a 5% increase over the bouyant season which we enjoyed last year."
Fedee said that comparing this February to last showed a 6.4% increase. Increases from the U.S. (14%), U.K (10%), the Caribbean (2%) and with yacht arrivals (30%) were also noted.
Fedee said that governement plans to embark on their village tourism plans this year so as to capitalize on the growth so that the local population can more richly benefit economically.