Antigua and Barbuda: The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Industry is a vibrant one, and as part of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Week of activities, the Ministry of Tourism and Investment, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and tourism partners took to the schools to educate students on the tourism sector and careers in tourism.
Joining the Schools’ Tour were:
Kenyatta Thomas – General Manager for the Signature Flight Support FBO locations in Antigua, St. Kitts, and Nevis.
Karl James OLY, MBE, a two-time Olympian in the Laser Class and the President of the Antigua and Barbuda Sailing Association
Cleo Henry CGSP, CHE, a qualified trainer and consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the hospitality and tourism industry.
The schools visited by the tourism team included: St. Anthony’s Secondary School, All Saints Secondary School and Freemansville Primary School.
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism also led a schools Tour to the St Anthony’s Secondary, All Saints Secondary and Freeman’s Ville Primary School with guest speakers Karl James, Cleo Henry and Kenyatta Thomas, who all have careers in Tourism.
𝗤𝘂𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀:
𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒍 𝑱𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒔: “𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔, 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒘 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅𝒘𝒊𝒅𝒆”
𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒚𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒂 𝑻𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒔: “𝑨𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉, 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖, 𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇
𝑪𝒍𝒆𝒐 𝑯𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒚: “…𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒚, 𝒉𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒈𝒐 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒓 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒈𝒖𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑩𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒖𝒅𝒂.”
Tourism Week 2022 is well underway and we are off to a great start!
This week’s activities commenced with a Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday, December 3rd, at the Golden Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Then a Charity Golf Tournament at the Cedar Valley Golf Course on Sunday, December 4th.
Today was ‘You for a Day’ and ‘Schools Tour,’ where Team Tourism transitioned into different roles within the industry and visited a few of our schools across the island.
Tomorrow is Tourism Blast-Off held on St. Mary’s Street between Thames and Market Street. We invite the general public to come out and enjoy the entertainment, local cuisine, culture and arts and crafts by local artisans on island.
Following today’s cruise tourism activities in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Week continues tomorrow in the sister-island of Barbuda.