Tourism promoted through sporting events

NhamoShire-1(ZIZ News) — The Federation of St. Kitts-Nevis is continuing to promote tourism through sport.

The country has recently hosted several regional and international sporting events and will host the Independence Basketball Classic this week.

ZIZ News interviewed Chief Executive Officer of Midnight Madness, Nhamo Shire, who arrived in St. Kitts with his United Kingdom based team on Saturday.

With only four days set for basketball, Shire told ZIZ News that he is planning to get the full Kittitian experience through organised tours.

“In addition to the great basketball, we’re also going to enjoy some island excursions provided by the tourist board so our players from the U.K. can get to learn more about the island and the beautiful culture, rich history here, we’re hoping to have some cultural exchange so we can tell everybody a little bit about the U.K. and what life’s like over there,” he said adding that the team is “really looking to learn and educate” themselves.

“What a beautiful island this is. It’s amazing, it’s breathtaking. I’ve been blown away. I’ve been to the Caribbean before but never to St. Kitts and Nevis and I was absolutely blown away by its beauty, its greenery, the weather is absolutely paradise and so, we want to go and share that with everybody in the U.K. so these excursions for us are going to add some more depth to that so that we can learn about the history so we can be well informed by the time we go back to the U.K,” Shire explained.

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