Sunday 29 November, 2020

Tobago hoteliers get $50 million for upgrades

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell said the funds are to help hoteliers prepare for life post-COVID-19

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell said the funds are to help hoteliers prepare for life post-COVID-19

Government is providing $50 million to hoteliers in Tobago to assist in the upgrade and refurbishment of their respective properties in preparation for the re-opening of their hotels post Covid-19.

The announcement was part of a comprehensive Statement on the Economic Effect and Financial Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic by the Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert in Parliament on Tuesday.

Tourism Minister, Randall Mitchell was among other ministers who met with hotel and accommodation owners on the sister-island in March to agree on the assistance being provided.

Mitchell said the tourism sector was among those negatively affected by the virus.

He said the assistance being provided by the Government will ensure the hotels are ready for the expected visitors who would be returning post-Covid-19.

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