The SVG Tourism Authority is continuing to monitor developments in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on the tourism product of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Authority, Glen Beache on Tuesday said the Authority is keeping an eye on the new variant which has emerged, but in the meantime welcomed the move to host some activities during the Christmas Season, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place.
Beache also welcomed the increase in the number of persons taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
He admitted, though, that “The situation with the pandemic is still very fluid, it’s hard. As you know there is a new variant so we are looking at that closely to see what’s going on, how the protocols are changing.”
He assured, “We speak to the Ministry of Health all the time.”
Beache acknowledged that there has been an issue with flights coming out of New York since Caribbean Airline (CAL) has changed their schedule on numerous occasions.
“So the situation is still very fluid because obviously if the load for CAL and Air Canada is not good then it present a problem…. if it’s worth it to have these flights coming in. But we are doing what we could to make sure we continue to have these international flights,” said Beache.
He recognized the need for some of the Christmas activities to take place and noted that Nine Mornings will be taking place obviously with some changes, the major change being that it will be staged in Victoria Park.
Beache also welcomed the Nine Nights with National Parks at the Botanical Garden.
Source: Kenville Horne/The Vincentian