Grenada attracts tourists by hosting final cricket test match between West Indies and England

The match will be held between the West Indies and England at the National Cricket Stadium. For local tourism and sports officials, the economic impact will be good for Grenada, which has suffered as a result of COVID-19. 

Grenada attracts tourists by hosting final cricket test match between West Indies and England
Grenada attracts tourists by hosting final cricket test match between West Indies and England

Grenada: Two days from now, the attention of cricket enthusiasts all over the world will be focused on Pure Grenada, which is hosting the third and final test match

The match will be held between the West Indies and England at the National Cricket Stadium. For local tourism and sports officials, the economic impact will be good for Grenada, which has suffered as a result of COVID-19. 

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As per the reports, on Monday, two Virgin Atlantic flights landed within an hour of each other, and as the excitement builds for the match. 

Grenada welcomed more than 17000 visitors to its shores between Sunday and Monday. Hosting the final match of the test series builds excitement among visitors, and that occurs well for the local economy. 

While expressing pleasure over the ample tourism numbers in Grenada, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Clarice Modeste Curwen noted, “When we checked the hotels fully booked, some are overbooked, the car rentals are overbooked, and this is a good feeling about what is happening here taking us back. This will be done to the benefit, and the rippling effect of this cricket will be seen long after I’ve left tourism”. 

There are a number of travel writers in Grenada for the match as well as correspondents and journalists from major international media and sporting entities BT Sport. 

CEO of Grenada Tourism Authority Petra Roach says a special local tour has been arranged for visiting media to showcase some of the best spots the island has the offer. 

She stated that this whole event would be hosted by BT sport, and they have an audience of over 30 million. 

“I just wanted to put some context into the two journalists that we had before with the mirror as well, which have an audience of over 30 million. Readers who are on a monthly basis, so that means that we can take the story about Grenada far and wide. It would have been a travesty, really, if we had 30 journalists here and we didn’t expose them to more than the cricket, so we hope that will invoke with them a deep sense of what Grenada has to offer. We want to interact up close and personal with the people so that again when they tell the story, they can tell a story that is actually very punctuated with all the wonderful experiences and interactions that they’d on the island with our community,” Toursim Minister added. 

Chairman of the board of directors at the Grenada Tourism Authority Barry Colmo proudly stated that tourism is back, and he is looking forward to attracting new visitors from new markets. 

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“What the cricket tours do is they keep tourism, they refresh tourism, and they expose new United Kingdom Residents who may not have normally come to this part of the world they may go to Barbados or Antigua, but they may not normally come to a destination that is like Grenada that is not one of the larger tourism destinations. So it gives us a new major gives us new eyes in terms of the number of people looking at when else are we going to get 30 million-plus people looking at Grenda for five days”.