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The Ministry of Tourism joins its Caribbean counterparts to celebrate Tourism Month 2020. Through a weekly Digital Staycation Campaign, this year’s celebration will focus on the promotion of several tourism-approved services.

In addition, there would be one week of activities from tomorrow, Monday, to Nov. 30 under the theme “Tourism is Everyone’s’ Business; Live it, Love it and Embrace it”.

The weeklyDigital Staycation Campaignprovides the opportunity for several tourism-approved services to increase their reach in the local market, as Vincentians are encouraged to experience and rediscover their beautiful 32 islands and cays.

There will be weekly uploads and prizes posted on the ministry’s Facebook pages: Discover St. Vincent and The Grenadines and Ministry of Tourism SVG.

“The ministry recognises the efforts made by the many tourism service providers and will continue to offer support as we work together to build resilience within the industry,” a press release said.   

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The week will commence with a thanksgiving service and meet and greet on Monday at the Kingstown Methodist Church, where the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development, and Culture, Carlos James will make his inauguration speech to various stakeholders within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Also, there will be a series of human resource development training geared towards restaurant, hotels taxi drivers and tour operators in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  The trainings will focus on “Digital marketing; Gaining a competitive advantage from your social media presence” and is slated for Nov. 24, 26 and 30.

Interested persons are invited to register at the Ministry of Tourism on the 2nd Floor, NIS Building, Kingstown.  

Additionally, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority will complete the final round of Caribbean Development Bank restaurant service training from Nov. 25 to 27.  

Furthermore, the ministry will collaborate with the SVGTA, National Parks Rivers and Beaches Authority, National Emergency Management Organisation, Central Water and Sewerage Authority, and the Ministry of Health for a clean-up of the Fitz Hughes Beach, on Nov. 26.

Finally, in an effort to continue to expose and excite stakeholders about the many available product offerings within the destination, there would be a hike and scavenger hunthosted in collaboration with the Barrouallie Heritage and Tourism Ogranisation and the Department of Forestry.

This activity is expected to take place on the Zion Hill Trail, Barrouallie on Nov. 27

“Over the years, the Caribbean has proven to be resilient because of the national pride and support demonstrated by our regional and international counterparts. As the Caribbean celebrates Tourism Month, the Ministry will continue to empower and engage stakeholders about the importance and benefit of this robust and lucrative tourism and hospitality industry,” the ministry said.