Barbados: The Harrison’s Cave of the Barbados island would re-open from 2 July 2021 but the visitors would not be able to enjoy thrilling new peculiarities that its new operators promised.
During the press conference in November held in Barb ados after Chukka’s successful proposal for the contract, its chief executive officer – Marc Melville, described details of the first phase of a – $9 million development to plan the organisation had fascinated up to upgrade the building.
Upgrading the building includes the construction of suspended bridges, dry slides and zip lines, and an activity area for children and themed retail and food and beverage experiences, these all are designed to improve the tram tour through the main feature’s undercover wonder of the attraction.
The chief executive officer had earlier stated that he is expecting the transition process to be completed by early January. By that time, he would have a better idea of when work on the property would begin.
The Jamaica island-based company named -Chukka Caribbean Adventures started managing services of the St Thomas attraction on December 1 previous year.
Some of the players of the tourism industry have lifted concerns about the lack of guaranteed development at the location and questioned that why the company did not take the downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic
to improve the building.
Country Manager of CHUKKA Barbados Andrea Franklin asserted, “The team is looking forward to welcoming Barbadians and visitors back to the cave after having been closed since March 23, 2020, due to COVID-19.”
Adding to this she further informed that the reservation process would commence by the middle of June, and would open with a staff addition of approximately 40 people, made up of over 50 per cent from Caves of Barbados Ltd – CBL, the previous operators of the attraction.