The Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association Speaks: On the National Budget Announced by the Government
ST.GEORGES, GRENADA (May 2, 2013) -The Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is pleased by the knowledge that the 2013 National Budget has been approved by Parliament and that the Governor General has given the required assent.
The Association looks forward to seeing major development in the tourism industry in order to realise a world class product which will enable real growth nationwide.
In particular the GHTA is happy that the Government recognises the need for a new marketing plan using modern tools to reach targeted audiences for niches markets.
While the GHTA would have like to have seen a larger sum earmarked for tourism; it recognises the serious constraints the Government is working under, and feels that the Government’s plans to review all existing airlift agreements and hold discussions with the major airlines servicing the island to obtain more cost effective arrangements, will be of great benefit to the industry and Grenada on the whole.
The GHTA looks forward to the long overdue change of the Grenada Board of Tourism to the Grenada Tourism Authority which it is expected would put more emphasis on marketing the island.
About Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association
The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization tasked with being the representative private sector voice of the island’s tourism sector. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors responsible for guiding the Association’s strategies and polices, while the secretariat is managed by an Executive Director responsible for the day to day duties of the Association. GHTA’s main purpose is to advocate and lobby on behalf of its members on matters affecting the tourism industry. In addition, the Association promotes educational opportunities for industry workers; assist in the development of cultural activities and aids in marketing the businesses of its members.