St Kitts and Nevis: The music Festival of St Kitts will be held from June 23 to 25, 2022, after being cancelled twice in 2020 and 2021 due to the viral infection of the COVID-19. The announcement has been made by the Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant and stated that the music festival would facilitate the country to boost stay-over visitors and maximize capacity on incoming aircraft.
While addressing the press conference on Tuesday, February 23, 2200, at the St Kitts Marriott Resort, Minister Grant expressed, “I am very happy to declare that the Ministry of Tourism, the St Kitts Music Festival Committee, the COVID-19 Task Force and the Ministry of Health are making efficient efforts to ensure the safe and secure the environment of the visitors. We want the safe hosting of the St Kitts Music Festive scheduled to be held from June 23 to 25″.
He further outlined their strategy’s goal as “Getting heads in our beds,” as various activities have been initiated to capitalize on the “pent up demand” for travel by persons living in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Minister of Tourism highlighted the successful hosting of the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament and asserted that the authorities had made huge efforts in the creation of the successful tournament held last September and become a successful model for everyone.
He further appreciated the Ministery of Health of St Kitts and Nevis for its tireless work to combat the four waves of community spread of the virus since its outbreak in 2020.
So, various guidelines and protocols will be followed and designed in such a way so that the festival will become another successful model for the St Kitts administration, underscored Minister Grant.
Indicating the significance of the Music Festival of the economy of St Kitts and Nevis, the Minister of Tourism noted that the local economy is recovering as the COVID-19 pandemic has somehow stopped it, but now SKMF has created other ways of recovery.
“The objective of the festival since its inception is to generate business during the slow period of the year with the usual decrease in our summer cruise traffic added to the hiatus of our seasonal flights; this event is key to maintaining and rebuilding momentum,” he stated.
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