Antigua and Barbuda Launch New Tourism Authority

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The Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office announced on 16th February that it has recently launched the new Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. The Ministry of Tourism has founded the Tourism Authority in order that it can become a central body for promotion of the islands.

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office announced on 16th February that it has recently launched the new Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. The Ministry of Tourism has founded the Tourism Authority in order that it can become a central body for promotion of the islands.

In a move that is designed to combat the current difficulties being experienced by the tourism industry, the authority has appointed Colin C James, an Antiguan and Barbudan National as CEO. Colin James previously served as General Manager of PDV Caribe Antigua & Barbuda Ltd, since March 2007. Prior to this he served as Chief Executive for Cable & Wireless St. Lucia, the largest of the Cable & Wireless East Caribbean businesses. Mr James previously held the position of Chief Executive of both Cable & Wireless Dominica and St. Kitts & Nevis.

The global financial crisis has resulted in unprecedented challenges which are currently affecting Antigua and Barbuda. Mr James will be co-ordinating all marketing and communications on the islands and overseas. It is envisaged that the new CEO will draw upon his vast experience in the private sector to help portray and enhance the islands' unique selling points to all potential overseas visitors.

Antigua and Barbuda will be positioned as a destination that offers a wide array of facilities, activities and events and marketed as one that is attractive, elegant and renowned for its service quality. In the UK he aims to intensify a loyalty and product training programme.

The beauty and timeless elegance of the islands is no surprise to tour operator Only Exclusive Travel who has been offering Antigua and Barbuda as an exclusive, luxury holiday destination for some time with repeat business now reaching a staggering 65% for the 12 acre Curtain Bluff resort alone. Reached by road, just 25 minutes away from the main airport in Antigua, this resorts boasts 5 star tennis facilities. Tennis enthusiasts and former pros alike descend onto the four championship courts for competitions and master-classes. In addition, Curtain Bluff offers an array of luxurious spa treatments to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. A state of the art fitness centre featuring Yoga, Pilates, water aerobics and aerobic classes means that this is the ideal location for those who like to maintain fitness levels whilst relaxing in the most exquisite, beautiful Caribbean setting.

Memorable rooms, with spectacular views and the peace and tranquillity of the promontory overlooking two sandy white beaches, make this an unforgettable holiday destination and one which everyone would like to revisit again and again. With exceptional service and care and an understated elegance, visitors to this resort will find it difficult leave. For more information about this and other Caribbean luxury holiday destinations, please contact Only Exclusive Travel on 0161 233 0110.

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