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Mar 1, 2021

Making Small Grants Available for Tourism Stakeholders

Anthony Mahler

Stakeholders in the tourism industry have invested their life savings into their respective businesses and a number have gone belly up.  Minister Mahler speaks of help from the Inter-American Development Bank to facilitate a small grants programme.


Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations

“We have a small grants programme that we want to begin to unleash within the next three weeks or so that is supported by the I.D.B. and we have somewhere around two point five, maybe three, million dollars whereby we can assist the small hotel and micro enterprises within the industry to get back on track to make some necessary investment as they need. We are continuously discussing new airlifts to the country and so we are excited about a new route from Seattle and another from Mexico and hopefully those come on stream rather quickly. We are also talking to the legacy operators who have been here for a while and we are trying to get back as many routes as possible.”

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