THA reaffirms pledge to Sandals Beach Project
The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will continue to work with Central Government toward the construction and completion of the Sandals and Beaches Resorts.
The assurance came from Joel Jack, Deputy Chief Secretary & Secretary of Finance and the Economy of the THA.
He expressed the sentiment during the budget presentation which was read on Monday.
Jack said the project would assist in addressing the existing problem of the shortage of high-quality rooms on the island.
“It is estimated that Tobago has a room stock gap of approximately two thousand five hundred (2,500). The project also has the potential to change the socio-economic landscape of Tobago. For instance, the presence of a Sandals Resort on the island would undoubtedly enhance the marketability of Tobago as a premier destination. It would also provide possibilities of increased airlift to Tobago out of the North American markets, as being experienced by our Caribbean neighbours. Therefore, there is much to be gained through this Sandals and Beaches initiative as it will not only promote the island but also contribute to our national diversification efforts,” he said.
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