Asot Michael, Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism minister, has revealed the destination will benefit from an additional flight with British Airways for the summer 2015. This increase comes following a meeting held with British Airways officials at the BA headquarters in England, but also on the back of the airlines growing confidence in the destination.
Travellers to Antigua and Barbuda will have easier access by air following a series of successful meetings led by the Honourable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy and held with executives of American Airlines in Miami, Florida and Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia.
The twin island destination of Antigua and Barbuda is set to see more development in the world of tourism with an increase in UK tourist visits of 22% since this time last year, the announcement of a new Minister for Tourism following the recent elections and the completion of the new terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport by November 2014.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is collaborating with the Antigua Hotel & Tourist Association for the inaugural ‘Showcase Antigua Barbuda’ at the Sandals Grande Antigua. Members of the trade will also be able to benefit from participation in activities organized exclusively for the UK market by the Tourism Authority.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has appointed Cherrie Osborne to the position of director of tourism UK and Europe. As incoming director she is charged with the responsibility of directing and managing the country’s efforts to market and promote the twin-island destination in the UK and Europe.
The ground has been broken at the site of Antigua’s major terminal, an expansion to the VC Bird International Airport, located north of Saint John’s. It is hoped that the $45 Million investment will bring jobs, economic growth and even greater tourist numbers to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
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.