Partnerships needed for the development of Grenada’s tourism

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has said it would take a solemn partnership to endorse Grenada as a world-class destination that it has always been.

He was addressing a variety of travel agents, local and international media at the recent launch of Sandals LaSource.

According to Prime Minister Mitchell, although Grenada has always been highlighted as being known for its sand, sea and sun, one of its better attributes is its safety.

“Grenada is a fine example of what a luxury, peaceful and worry free living can be, promoting therefore the safety and low crime rate of our country is a brilliant marketing tool, it is already paying tremendous dividends for this (tourism) industry,” he said.

Highlighting the partnership that Dr Mitchell spoke of, he said, local investors are now embarking on creating a series of appealing sites and activities that will attract visitors.

One of those initiatives, Prime Minister Mitchell pointed to was the rejuvenation and preservation of the Georgian Architectural Heritage of the town of St George’s.

“The initiative that we have already embarked on include the balloon and zip line over St Georges, that’s coming,” he said.

“The viewing platform afforded by the balloon will ensure that guests enjoy the spectacular views with which we are blessed and at the same time taking advantage of the snack bar in a relaxed atmosphere,” he added.

Details are very sketchy of this new addition to the tourism attraction.

The Prime Minister also addressed those in attendance at the Sandals/La Source grand opening ceremony about co-operation agreements recently signed between Grenada and the Netherlands, as well as others planned with the United States, Norway and Indonesia.

“We are well on our way to optimising Grenada Coastal Marine and Ocean resources with the aim of establishing a dedicated growth and ocean governance institute which we have been hosting here in St George’s Grenada”, he said.

“…Cooperation with countries like the Netherlands that can lend technical and financial expertise which enable us to move speedily, enhancing and responsibly exploiting our unique potential in the yachting and cruise tourism industry,” he added.

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