Chairman of the Barbados Lodge and Tourism Affiliation (BHTA) Renee Coppin is pinning hopes for enchancment in low resort occupancy ranges on Barbados’ means to draw extra airlift into the island.
Reporting to the media on the second quarter efficiency of the tourism business on Monday, Coppin famous the island had skilled a close to 60 per cent lower in airlift for the present summer time interval, with the ensuing decline in tourism arrivals and resort occupancy.
“We within the BHTA are due to this fact of the agency view that there should be a laser-fused method to the query of airlift provide for the island, which our numbers level to being 58.3 per cent down on 2019 ranges for the comparable interval of June to October 2022. We’re primarily our summer time interval and we’re seeing that our airlift is down by nearly 60 per cent.”
This was a “significantly crucial” problem the BHTA chairman mentioned, “provided that lots of our sister locations throughout the area are usually not reporting comparable ranges of decline.” (GC)
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