Business View Caribbean | April 2021

14 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN APRIL 2021 The continued health and safety of our tourism workers remains a priority for us as we welcome visitors safely to our destination Government has shown in reviving the economy of Antigua and Barbuda and getting us beyond the grips of the pandemic.” Additionally, 473 persons from the airline community also received their first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the VC Bird International Airport. Amongst those given the opportunity to receive the vaccine were Administrative, Operations and Security staff of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, airline staff, concessionaires, ground handlers, taxi drivers, red caps, and tour companies. CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority Euletta Francis reflected on the past year. “In March 2020, the pandemic forced the closure of our borders. Today, I am mindful that we are at this point having come through an extremely challenging year. I am indeed grateful that employees who have sacrificed so much and overcome their worst fears during a difficult time got this important layer of protection in the fight against Covid-19.” As of March 15, over 23,000 persons in Antigua and Barbuda have been vaccinated. Those vaccinated include health care workers, senior and vulnerable citizens, educators, those within the public sector, and tourism frontline workers. ABOUT THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is a statutory body dedicated to realizing the tourism potential of Antigua & Barbuda by promoting the twin island state as a unique, quality tourist destination with the overall objective of increasing visitor arrivals thereby providing sustainable economic growth. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is headquartered in St. John’s Antigua, where regional marketing is directed. The Authority has three offices overseas in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Photo credit: The Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association and Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority