Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, has encouraged small hotels and villas to maintain a hopeful and cheerful outlook, regarding the recovery of the tourism sector.

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Intimate Hotels of Barbados recently, Minister Symmonds addressed the owners and managers of the group, saying that despite the impact of the COVID-19 situation, there was a shining light coming for the core of smaller hotels.

Symmonds said there was some hope to be found. He referenced the book of Lamentations where the Bible says that through the mercy and compassion of the Lord that we are not consumed.

“My feeling is that we can take confidence in the fact that we see before us the resilience of Barbados and Barbados’ capacity to rise to unprecedented challenges and that was manifested by the way in which we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic on our shores,” said Symmonds.


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