Government will do what it can to assist Bridgetown Port taxi operators who are predicting a grim summer season due to the absence of cruise ships.
However, Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins is suggesting they pivot or find other ways to survive as some circumstances were out of their control.
During a press conference at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) last Friday, Cummins recalled that with the absence of the Carnival Fascination which was withdrawn from service in July 2020, and Royal Caribbean International’s focus on other destinations during the summer, there was not much they could do to get more ships to dock in the region during the upcoming months.
“Their consumers typically during the summer want to go to places that they can’t go in the winter. In the summer, they want to go to places like Alaska and the Mediterranean and when it gets cold in those places, they come to the Caribbean. (TG)
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