BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis has worked long and hard on building the foundations for a truly world-class tourism product.
And Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said the twin-island Federation wants to get the word out that St. Kitts and Nevis is the destination of choice for the United Kingdom and European travelers who are looking for that magical experience of a rich culture and heritage, world-class accommodation, fine cuisine but most of all, the most hospitable people.
Addressing scores of British Airways officials, United Kingdom travel media and trade partners including tour operators, hoteliers and travel agents at the official launch of the second British Airways service to St. Kitts at Club Twenty Four in London on Tuesday, Prime Minister Douglas spoke of the exciting time for St. Kitts and Nevis tourism and the high profile developments taking place.
“Silver Reef, a British Project is on a course as is the luxury Christophe Harbour and golf course development; we have also recently announced the Park Hyatt brand to be managed in the Caribbean at the Cockleshell Bay and in Nevis there are smaller resort interests, expanding our tourism products, and doubling the number of tourist beds,” said Prime Minister Douglas who expressed confidence that “St.Kitts and Nevis is ready to welcome even more visitors to the islands.”
Expressing thanks to the management of British Airways for their on-going support and for the confidence they have once again shown in forging ties with St. Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister Douglas said that the second flight in March 2010 is not just another flight to St. Kitts.
“It is a celebration of a partnership with British Airways – a pioneer in the transition from the old economy dependent on sugar agriculture for 350 years to a new vibrant and exciting economy on services led by tourism and hospitality that means so much to the ordinary people in St. Kitts and Nevis in improving the quality of their lives,” said the St. Kitts and Nevis leader.