United Taxi Association throws its support behind the restart of the Cruise Industry


The United Taxi Association has thrown full support behind the Ministry of Tourism, pledging to work with all stakeholders to execute protocols being established to govern the restart of the cruise sector.

The executives of the UTA met with Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles Fernandez and other tourism officials to discuss timelines and opportunities for growth in relation to the arrival of Oasis class ships and home porting.

According to Minister Fernandez, “a committee comprising of all key stakeholders has already been put in place to deal with the re-start of the cruise industry in the next few months”.

“Covid-19 protocols relating to every aspect of the industry are being looked at and it is important that every partner (transportation and tour providers, vendors, store owners, restauranteurs etc.), work in tandem with the authorities to ensure a successful restart”, Minister Fernandez noted.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Cruise Tourism Sector came to an abrupt halt over 12 months ago as result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Leaving scores of workers displaced or unemployed.

The Cruise Tourism Restart committee will be meeting with representatives of sectoral partners to ensure that everyone works from the same page and are committed to safely welcoming scores of cruise passengers back to our shores.

July 20th, 2021 will see the arrival of the first cruise vessel (with passengers) to Antigua since early 2020, in the form of luxury cruise liner Seaborne Odyssey

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  1. I felt like crying to see how caring this government has been. Amidst all, efforts remain ongoing to ensure people are able to return to work, fend for themselves and not go looking for handouts. It is called EMPOWERMENT. KUDOS….Best Minister of Tourism 2020/2021.

  2. No mention of all taxi drivers working with cruise passengers need to be fully vaccinated or not.
    If they do, needs to happen quickly for them to get 2 jabs in before ships return in possibly August…or is it earlier?

  3. ” Just Saying ” does everything that spews out of your mouth has to be red in color if yes you should see a Doctor . I know I know don’t give me that ALP nonsense because I voted for them.
    The difference between guys like you and me is at election i listen to all sides and then make my decision .

    , l

    listen to each side and make a decision . Every story doesn’t has to have a political theme to it sometimes it’s called DOING YOUR JOB .

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