Head of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority, Glen Beache said that in his unbiased view, SVG has “the most diverse product within the Caribbean”.
Unfortunately, a lot of times, Vincentians take this for granted, Beache told a ceremony in Mt. Wynne on Tuesday, where the government signed with Marriott International a deal for management of a state-owned hotel to be built there.
“A lot of times we hear that there is nothing to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. And I want to say it now that it is time for us, Vincentians, to stop saying that,” said Beache, a former tourism minister.
“Something being done or something to do in St. Vincent does not mean a night club. People visit destinations for different reasons, whether it is the yachting sector, which is our largest niche market, whether it is the diving — we are the only country in the Caribbean that offers both types of diving, whether it is romance, which includes weddings and honeymoons, and if you do want to get divorced here, we will provide that for you, or whether it is adventure tourism, which includes eco-tourism,” Beache said.
He said SVG is a unique destination with lovely people, which is part of the product.