CDC Level 2 Advisory to Boost Industry Revival – Eye Witness News

The Bahamas, Nassau-The Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association (BHTA) President Robert’Sandy’Sands yesterday said the decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further lower the rating of the country’s COVID-19 travel risk recommendations was “welcome”. News “. ..

Sands said this positive development would help keep demand at this destination undiminished.

The CDC has lowered the national COVID-19 Travel Risk Recommendation rating to Level 2 (Medium).

“I think this is welcome news for the Bahamas and the national tourism sector,” Sands said.

“The Bahamian people should congratulate them for helping them get there. It’s nice to be at level 1, but this is a great position. This is where we are serious about tourism. It’s a goal to work on to show the world, take the COVID protocol seriously, and show that it’s open to business. This is a good position. It has a positive impact and demand for travel to the Bahamas. Make sure that the stagnation does not diminish. ”

Sands said Level 2 advisories should support the group business market, which has been lagging behind for some time.

“This is a busy time for the hotel,” he continued.

“From now to Easter, and after Easter, the demand for travel is high. While the business is growing, some of our competence levels are not in a pre-pandemic state. Operated with existing capacity. As for the properties we have, I am satisfied with the level of business and I think it is very encouraging.

Sands added: “We commend the government’s efforts to bring many closed properties back into operation, including the British Colonial Hilton, Club Med in San Salvador, and Grand Lucayan.” CDC Level 2 Advisory to Boost Industry Revival – Eye Witness News

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