Tourism Enhancement Fund can benefit all, says Caribbean hotel executive

Sanovnik Destang of Bay Gardens Resorts

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The establishment of a private sector-driven Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has the potential to be a “game changer” as Dominica rebuilds its vital tourism industry.

Addressing last week’s open session of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association’s (DHTA) Annual General Meeting, Immediate Past President of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Sanovnik Destang said if implemented effectively, the TEF resources collected from visitors could generate nearly EC $1 million to bolster tourism-related initiatives, creating employment and providing other socioeconomic benefits for the island in the aftermath of last year’s Hurricane Maria.

“With 500 rooms in stock, $2 a night at 60 percent occupancy, you…

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