Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Cruise taxi association agreement with cruise lines finalised

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Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez met with members of the St John’s Taxi Association

After several rounds of negotiations, the St. John’s Taxi Association has successfully reached an agreement with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association to implement a 10% increase in fares for taxi operators providing services to cruise passengers this season.

This marks the first rate increase for these taxi operators since 2005/6.

The announcement was made by Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez, who expressed his satisfaction with the outcome.

The Ministry of Tourism has been working closely with industry partners to increase the number of cruise ship calls during the summer season, which will help to extend the season for taxi operators at the cruise port.

According to Vice President of the association, Andre Friday, the fare increase has already been implemented and will be in effect for the entire season.

More than 700,000 passengers are expected to arrive on board vessels at St. John’s Harbour this season, which will provide a boost to the local economy and bring brisk business to the taxi operators.

Friday expressed his pleasure at the news, noting that taxi operators at the airport and elsewhere have all enjoyed similar increases in recent years.

He believes that this increase in fares for taxi operators at the cruise port will help to level the playing field and ensure that everyone in the industry is treated fairly.

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