In A World In Crisis, St. Kitts Is Still Moving Up
Basseterre, St. Kitts – (The Tourism Industry in St. Kitts is seeing an increase in economic activity this year, thus creating employment in the service sector of the Island’s economy.)
St Kitts has seen an up-trend in Tourism over the past couple of years, as there has been an increase in passenger arrivals to this destination of choice.
The International community has immensely contributed to the economic boost that Kittitians and Nevisians are currently enjoying. The Tourism Industry has played a vital role in the development of St. Kitts and Nevis, which is a result of the efforts by the Government of the Twin Island Federation to continue bringing sustainable economic growth which is critical to the reduction of poverty.
The Government has been helping to grow businesses by strengthening the support for micro, small and medium-sized private sector businesses, particularly those owned by women and also Increasing availability of financial services (including microfinance).
Lead by the Prime Minster, Hon. Dr Denzil Douglas, the Government of St Kitts and Nevis has also managed to invest in the people of the Federation by increasing access to demand-driven skills training (including literacy and numeracy) and supporting learning initiatives which lead to business growth, market expansion and increased productivity
St Kitts is expecting to see an increase in cruise ship passenger arrivals to the country this year. The Norwegian Cruise Line and the Royal Caribbean International just to name a few, has increased their calls to the destination next season, just as this season has seen an increase from last season.
The impact of the Federations economic growth on tourism is increasingly being felt in specialty sectors like sports tourism, eco-tourism, adventure tourism! Better amenities and modernization of roads, infrastructure in hotels, development of local lodging options e.g. (Kittitian Hill), accreditation of genuine travel operators and guides etc., training being imparted by government and private sector individuals interested in developing specific regions for tourism promotion and encouraging global gains for St Kitts and Nevis have all been strategized well.
Kudos to the Government of St Kitts and Nevis.