Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Tourism Week 2023 to Focus Holistically on Tourism

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The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transportation and Investment is thrilled to announce the upcoming Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Week 2023, which will be held from December 3 to December 9, 2023.

This week-long celebration aims to highlight the crucial role of the labor force that drives the tourism industry.

The theme for this year’s festivities is “Our Tourism Industry – Carving a Path to Sustainability Through an Empowered Labor Force,” and will bring together tourism stakeholders to recognize the individuals who contribute to the thriving tourism sector.

The week’s events will kick off on Sunday, December 3rd with a Church Service at the Holy Family Cathedral, followed by an exciting match between the West Indies and England in the 1st ODI Cricket at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

On Monday, December 4th, the culinary world will take center stage as the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute hosts the “Junior Chef Cook-Off Finals,” showcasing the talents of our future culinary stars. Tourism Minister the Hon. Charles Fernandez will also embark on an educational journey to the island’s colleges during “The Minister Speaks College Tour,” visiting various tertiary level institutions across the island to inspire and educate the youth about the various opportunities within the tourism industry.

On Tuesday, December 5th, wellness will take center stage with the “Socarobics” activity at the Ministry of Tourism headquarters on Queen Elizabeth Highway. Fitness experts will instruct all tourism industry personnel on how to get their body healthier through movement.

The excitement continues on Wednesday, December 6th, with the “Tourism Blast-off” event at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, featuring entertainment, local foods, and treats, as well as arts and crafts from local artisans.


Thursday, December 7th will be dedicated to the Tourism Conference at the John E St. Luce Finance and Conference Center, providing a platform for industry leaders and employees to discuss strategies for enhancing the work environment, addressing labor issues, highlighting opportunities for advancement, and showcasing creative and viable avenues of entrepreneurship in the industry.

Friday, December 8th will see the staff of the Ministry of Tourism and all tourism partners engage in a day of sports, games and entertainment at the “Tourism Staff Fun Day” on Ffryes Beach from 8:30 am until.

The grand finale of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Week 2023 will be the “Tourism Awards Gala” on Saturday, December 9th.

This prestigious event will recognize and honor the hard work, dedication, and excellence of individuals and businesses within the tourism industry. We invite you to join us in celebrating Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Week 2023.


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