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Tourism Authority feeds SVG homeless

Tourism Authority feeds SVG homeless

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Members of staff of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA) again participated in their annual Christmas Charity aimed at spreading cheer and extending hospitality to the less fortunate in the society.{{more}}

The 2012 Christmas Charity undertakings, held on Christmas Eve, involved preparing and serving breakfast to approximately 40 homeless persons around Kingstown, as well as presenting gift baskets to four less fortunate families from the Redemption Sharpes, Questelles, Queen’s Drive and Glen communities. The families were identified by members of staff who reside in those communities.

The Christmas Charity concept was developed in 2009 by the team at the SVGTA as an annual goodwill gesture, with support from staff of the Ministry of Tourism. All items used for the breakfast and gift baskets were donated by the staff in the local and overseas offices.

The SVGTA is the national agency entrusted with the responsibility of promoting the country as a tourist destination, developing standards and regulating the quality of the local tourism service providers. The SVGTA is also required by law, under the St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority Act No. 39 of 2007, to assist in the development of the varied tourism products on offer.

The SVG Tourism Authority, which began operations on January 2nd 2009, is located on the 2nd Floor of the NIS Building. The Authority also has offices in London, New York and Toronto, as well as Information Desks at the Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, E.T. Joshua Airport Arnos Vale, and Cruise Ship Terminal Kingstown. The staff complement currently stands at 31.

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