3rd Anniversary of regional expo celebrating inter-Caribbean Tourism dies before it flies ? Peach & Quiet owner cites ridiculous airfares

Always out of his own pocket, Adrian Loveridge has been forced to take a powder for this year’s edition of “Re-Discover The Caribbean” exhibition held at Sherbourne Centre, the situation between Liat, Caribbean Airlines, American Eagle and the Guyana/TT terror accusation have just slam-dunked the poor show before it even tried for a three-point shot, apart from certain sports tragedies

National Tourism Offices throughout the region have depleted marketing budgets due in part to the hosting of the CWC event and the reduced profits experienced by individual hotels and tourism partners from less than expected attendance to the various cricket matches.

Peach & Quiet owner Adrian Loveridge, added [they’re already] seeing a significant downturn in arrivals from our third most important market, the Caribbean. Add to this reduced long stay visitors from the United States, our second largest market and we are once again relying too heavily on the United Kingdom.

This would have been the third successive year for the show, which attracts exhibitors from 20 Caribbean countries and brings to the Barbados economy an estimated $1 million in foreign earnings.

The show has been rescheduled for May next year and hopefully during that time the various Ministers of Tourism throughout the region will address the problem of the current inhibitive high regional airfares.

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