Brimstone Hill and Scenic Railway perfect examples of unmatched tourism attractions

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 5th 2013 (CUOPM) — St. Kitts Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park and The Scenic Railway have been labelled two perfect examples of unmatched tourism attractions in the Caribbean.

“St.Kitts is truly blessed as a cruise destination, processing both God-given and man-made assets of the highest recreational and heritage value,” said St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism, Sen. The Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt.

“Neither attraction can be matched in uniqueness and historical value anywhere else in the region. In addition, excellent and improving facilities at Port Zante, the layout and architecture of historic Basseterre, and the availability of numerous other island-styled attractions have helped to position St. Kitts as one of the preferred cruise destinations of the Caribbean,” Skerritt said in a message in the 2013/2013 Cruise Ship schedule.

He pointed out however, that in the quest to maximise returns from the cruise industry, “we must never lose focus on the number one need to provide a quality customer experience.”

“We should never attempt to over-promise or fail to meet the expectations of our guests. Each of us must also be honest with ourselves about what value we bring to the industry,” said Minister Skerritt, who added: “Cruise passengers willingly part with their money when they feel they are being cared for and receiving good Caribbean island value.”

St. Kitts expects an estimated 785,000 passengers during the 2013/2014 cruise ship season.

“Our cruise passenger arrivals will again grow in number this season for the sixth time in seven seasons. I again urge stakeholders not to take this impressive growth for granted, and simply ask you do all you can to ensure that expenditure per passenger and passenger satisfaction levels also continue to grow,” said Minister Skerritt.

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