Also: World Golf Cup Bookings “Not Doing As Well As Expected”
Hey… maybe all the tourists are going to arrive all at once for the Cricket World Cup. Better hope so…
With the winter tourist season just three weeks away, slow bookings are causing concern for hoteliers and other tourism officials.
President of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, Alvin Jemmott, is reporting that advanced bookings are down compared to the same period last year.
This is forcing some hoteliers to offer discount rates at Christmas to try and attract business.
Mr. Jemmott says the situation has developed because of misunderstandings surrounding ICC World Cup Cricket 2007.
The BHTA president says the month of March is the critical period and if they can get business up to expectations then the winter will be as good or even better than last winter.
As far as world cup cricket is concerned, Mr. Jemmott says it is creating peaks and valleys for the local tourist industry.
The BHTA is also reporting that the industry is not doing as well as expected for World Cup Golf…
… Read the entire story at the CBC (link here).
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