The ground has been broken at the site of Antigua’s major new terminal, an expansion to the VC Bird International Airport, located north of Saint John’s. It is hoped that the 45 Million Dollar investment will bring jobs, economic growth and even greater tourist numbers to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
British Airways has boosted its services to Antigua & Barbuda at a time when the airline has been cutting services to the Caribbean. Air Passenger Duty has been blamed for the cutbacks, with Antigua & Barbuda the only destination to gain flights in a new schedule announced earlier.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has announced a significant increase in UK visitor arrivals for the first quarter of 2011. Latest figures from the Statistical Division of Ministry of Tourism show an increase of 13.74 per cent from January to March against the same period last year.
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office has launched the new Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority. The Authority will be headed up by Colin C. James, an Antigua and Barbudan national, as the appointed CEO. The Tourism Authority has been founded by the Ministry of Tourism to become a central body for promoting the islands and to create a cohesive environment between all overseas tourism offices.