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Tobago people afraid of Sandals?

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Do Tobagonians believe that they do not possess the beauty nor do they have the talented workers that it takes to carry off having an internationally recognised hotel franchise? How many times must it be said that the few hotels in Tobago, even painted in gold, cannot attract sufficient visitors to keep the island solvent?

Sandals will attract more airlines. Sandals will attract other visitors who can afford to spend serious money.

Sandals will enhance the reputation of a tiny island of some 60,000 persons. Sandals will most likely provide employment for an estimated 3,000 locals.

How many young people these days, world wide, know anything about Robinson Crusoe’s island? The Crusoe legend on its own cannot sell anything these days. And besides, if The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada and Antigua can prosper with Sandals resorts, what is wrong with Trinidad and Tobago?

Why not admit that “quaint destination” went out of style and has been exchanged for “exciting” and “romantic” destinations?

Is it that the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago people are too “small time” to deal with the “big time?”



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