Winter tourism season ‘expected’ to be extended by one month- CARICOM Business
In what could be categorized as a pyrrhic victory for the Regional tourism industry, it now seems plausible that the 2022/23 winter tourism season could be extended by an additional month resulting from the vagaries of climate change.
According to Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins, “We expect that number [passengers] will increase as the winter season is expected to be extended by an additional month . .
The expectation is that with climate change and Europe remaining colder for longer, the ships are finding that potentially they will stay in the Caribbean for at least another month and the expectation is that we could hit at least 850 000 passengers by the end of the cruise season.”
Minister Cummins noted that following a bleak summer period in Barbados, “we are expecting to have a total over the course of the year of 390 vessel calls, taking us up to 739,557 passengers.”
Extract from the CARICOM BUSINESS Newsletter, Vol 5. No. 38
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