Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 02, 2015 (SKNIS): A number of special activities are scheduled for the month of November in observation of Tourism Month 2015. This year’s chosen theme is “One million tourists, one million opportunities.”
Tourism Minister, the Honourable Lindsay Grant, in declaring Tourism Month open and commemorating Caribbean Tourism Day on November 2, 2015, explained the significance of the theme saying, “… we shall be reaching the milestone of welcoming our one millionth cruise passenger during the 2015-2016 cruise season. Certainly, this is cause for celebration!”
Speaking to the dynamic nature of the tourism industry, Minister Grant revealed that the St. Kitts Tourism Authority has collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism to plan a number of activities.
According to Minister Grant, these include, “talks in Schools, radio and television programmes and a video/photo competition.”
Minister Grant also indicated that on November 3, his ministry will host a yachting forum. This forum, according to Minister Grant, will call on the industry’s key stakeholders “to share ideas on opportunities and challenges facing the sector.”
“We shall also discuss key programmes and marketing strategies that could be employed to promote the yachting sector in the Federation, as well as identify specific actions needed to stimulate the future growth and development of the yachting industry,” he said, adding that his ministry has “taken a step further recruiting a yachting liaison officer to address the issues facing the sector.”