BA Official Suggests Ways to Boost Tourism

[ZIZ]–St. Kitts and Nevis is a leading tourist destination in the Caribbean and must continue finding new ways of attracting more tourists.

That’s the opinion of Colm Lacy, British Airways Head of Gatwick Commercial.

Speaking at the 2013 Tourism Awards Ceremony, Lacy said improvements must be made, particularly at the airport.

He said “Travellers don’t visit Caribbean islands to spend time at the airport. Investments need to be made to ensure speedy, efficient processes to get people through the airport as quickly as possible and that doesn’t mean building expensive new airports that increases taxes like some other islands.”

However, he says he is particularly impressed with the progress the island has made in terms of bringing in new five-star hotels.

“The development of the island of the Kittitian Hill Resort and the Koi Resort is encouraging,” he said. “However, the islands need to continue to increase the bed stock across the board. You need to offer customers a better range of products right away from small value hotels to exclusive five star boutique resorts.”

Lacy also says that British Airways is committed to continuing its weekly services to St. Kitts in the future.

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