Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Premier Speaking on BVI Tourist Board Activities

BVI Premier and Minister for Finance having responsibility for the tourism sector, Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith, said that the first one hundred days have been an intense listening period for members of newly appointed BVI Tourist Board.

The Premier said that in the very beginning of the year the Tourist Board organized a formal Tourism Stakeholders consultation to get information from the tourism industry on a number of topics ranging from the “BVI Brand” to infrastructural development, marketing collaboration, investment in new and existing product offerings and how the Board could be more responsive to stakeholders. Subsequent to that meeting, the Tourist Board have been in contact with the airlines, ferry operators, with the Dive Association, and other organizations. Hon. Orlando Smith stated that the consultations will continue in order to find workable solutions to attract visitors to the British Virgin Islands.

According to the Premier, the BVI Tourist Board continues its partnership with the International Finance Centre and Shipping Registry, concentrating on obtaining the benefits of synergy in brand and target markets.

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