27 percent UK visitor fall off to SVG

Minister of Tourism Cecil Mckee said they are very positive about the arrivals by air.

He said if you look at arrivals by air last year the numbers showed a slight reduction and they have been able to attribute that directly to the UK market.

He said there have been a 27 percent fall off, Buccament was key to having visitors from the UK, that facility was always 80 percent fill all year round he stated.

“ With that no longer around to help us with marketing in that niche market, I think it is hurting us badly”.

“ We are anxious to have that facility up to and running, so we can once again continue the discussion with folks in the UK”.

He said that was a key component with visitors and airlines out of the UK Since room numbers are important to the discussions.

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