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Premier Fahie attending 2022 SeaTrade Cruise Global Conference in Miami this week

Premier Fahie attending 2022 SeaTrade Cruise Global Conference in Miami this week

Noting that the Virgin Islands’ tourism product is very strong, in high demand and enjoys confidence; however, the territory must not become complacent, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he will be attending the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) 2022 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in Miami, Florida this week.

The Seatrade Cruise Global Conference will be held from April 25 to April 28, 2022, at Miami Beach Convention Centre and will bring together visionaries, experts, and thousands of like-minded cruise professionals for business and networking.

According to Florida Ports Council, some 500 exhibitors will be looking forward to sharing the very latest in cruise tech, design, and services from the show floor.

Premier Fahie, during a press conference on Friday, April 22, 2022, said he will be leading a delegation to the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference “so that we can shore up our cruise tourism even further.

“As a result, I will be absent from the Territory from Monday, 25 April, 2022, for a few days. I will report on the SeaTrade on my return.”

Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), during a press conference on Friday, April 22, 2022, said he will be leading a Virgin Islands' delegation to the 2022 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference 'so that we can shore up our cruise tourism even further'.

Cruise tourism has rebounded well in the Virgin Islands, after it came to a grinding halt in March 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.


‘Our tourism product is in high demand’ Premier Fahie


Premier Fahie also stated that over the last several months there has been a tremendous increase in activity through the territory’s air and sea ports, “both commercial and private entities, as well as domestic and international travellers.”

According to the premier, all VI’s harbours and marinas are experiencing a significant upsurge in business.

“This is a testament to the measures put in place by your Government in our phased and managed reopening and re-energising of our economy during the pandemic, and our overall efforts to continue to grow our tourism product and our economy.

“This is also proof that our tourism product is very strong, is in high demand and enjoys confidence. At the same time, however, we must not become complacent, as there is always room for improvement, and we must keep finding ways to further enhance visitor experience.”

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