Tourism Minister on familiarization mission

Tourism Minister on familiarization mission

Newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Dominic Fedee, continues a familiarization visit today to a number of properties on the Island.

The Rendezvous, Harbour Club and Windjammer Landing resort are on his schedule for today.

The  Tourism Minister’s two-week schedule will also take him to Soufriere and the South of Saint Lucia, began with visits to the St James Club and the Rex resorts.

Fedee was accompanied by top Tourism Ministry, Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association and Saint Lucia Tourist Board officials.

The primary intent of the familiarization visits is to not only to acquaint the minister with tourism product, but more importantly to begin the discussion and even debate with the private sector and even in some cases, the public sector, to reform the tourism product and the industry, the Times has been informed.

The focus is on meeting hotel managers, owners, staff and regular guests to discern issues of importance to them and learn of the challenges they face in terms of the growth and development of tourism.

Issues of crime and security, access to and use of the beach by not only visitors but residents were among matters that came up during yesterday’s series of visits.

The issue water quality at the beaches and whether sick leave by hospitality industry staff is being abused were also discussed.

Tourism officials have noted that some of the issues were “low hanging” in the sense that addressing them would not require much.

However it was observed that other matters would require more attention, including cabinet intervention and a consideration of local cultural biases.

This was particularly true of the discussion of a reported decline in the wedding market for regular heterosexual marriages, according to reports.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    July 1, 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

    SMH, The Guyanese got NO clue!

  2. Sad-But-True
    July 1, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

    Wasn’t he the one who Insulted a well respect SLHTA representative “live” on Newsspin, while the Host of the show said NOTHING. smh.

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      July 1, 2016 at 12:13 pm Reply

      This idiot will do anything to feed his inflated ego. If he can stand up and say as representative you don’t have to be able to speak kweyole because he cannot use the language when he attends meetings on behalf of St. Lucia abroad it just goes to show how insensitive and insulting he could be. But then again i remember the culture in which he cut his teeth in St. Lucia. Wasn’t it that very place where perhaps our greatest sons was senselessly treated like a common criminal. In my view this microscopic being is only representing his his ego.

      1. Sad-But-True
        July 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm Reply

        I don’t totally blame the guy. After-all, St. Lucians have NO clue when insults are hurled at them in a brazen manner. It is an ego-trip which was backed by one of the Hotelier Prime Ministers of this Nation. He was quite aware that his financier daddy would be listening and quite please.

        1. Sad-But-True
          July 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm Reply

          Pleased

  3. Sad-But-True
    July 1, 2016 at 8:57 am Reply

    Oops…SLTB

  4. Febert
    July 1, 2016 at 11:32 am Reply

    These guys are clueless. What the freaking hell can Belizzaire the borbolist tell u about tourism? All of them are in it for the $$$ – that’s all

    1. Mags
      July 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm Reply

      When borbolists call others borbolists. Labor the party of greed and sticky hands.

      1. Sad-But-True
        July 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm Reply

        Mags, how old are you? You’ve forgotten the UN Fund Scandal where Millions were stolen by the UWP, when these monies were allocated for the Banana farmers? Ask Rufus! Do you remember the Coconut Oil factory where Sir John was tired of financing, only for one of his boys to loot the coffers? How about Guy Joseph and his Brothers who walked away to close to 40 millions of dollars during his tenure as Minister of Infrastructure. And the list can go on and on.
        Now show us where the SLP has ever looted this country clean?
        Post a Link, not a lie!

  5. Sad-But-True
    July 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Excuse my typos 😉

  6. Sad-But-True
    July 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm Reply

    “Mags,” how old are you? You’ve forgotten the UN Fund Scandal where Millions were stolen by the UWP, when these monies were allocated for the Banana farmers? Ask Rufus! Do you remember the Coconut Oil factory where Sir John was tired of financing, only for one of his boys to loot the coffers? How about Guy Joseph and his Brothers who walked away with 40 million during in less 3 years when he was Minister of Infrastructure. And the list can go on and on.
    Now show us where the SLP has ever looted this country clean?
    Post a Link, not a lie!

  7. Madd
    July 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm Reply

    I think this guy need to look into pension for hotel workers , avoid them from working split shifts instead of insulting them by saying , that they take advantage of sick leaves. What the hell , those guy give their lives to the industry and all they do is take full advantage of them , what on earth is touring hotel going to do for the tourism industry, just tell us you taking the tourist board to lunch at every hotel for the next two weeks , will understand.

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