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Locals look at Bed and Breakfast service for Cricket World Cup ’07

Locals look at Bed and Breakfast service for Cricket World Cup ’07

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Tourism sites and bed and breakfast facilities. Those were two of the issues raised by residents of Georgetown who attended the road show last Friday, organized by the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Local Organising Committee of the CWC 2007.

Several residents feel that the area can benefit from organized tours to La Soufriere, the Salt Pond at Owia and the Black Point facility, during the warm up leg of the CWC 2007.{{more}}

At least three residents expressed the view that the Georgetown area could offer bed and breakfast facilities, particularly if there is an increase in the number of visitors expected here for the warm up games. The view expressed is that while these facilities might be far from the Arnos Vale ground, visitors using them will have much to occupy their time during the rest days.

Hospitality Director at the LOC, Samantha Sprott, who made a presentation at the road show on the Visitor Experience, urged the residents to begin preparing themselves to welcome visitors to the country.

Samantha Sprott said that this factor could influence visitors to return to the state, and to encourage their friends and families to visit St.Vincent and the Grenadines as a holiday destination, or even for business.

At the Georgetown road show, presentations were made on Ticketing, the Volunteer Programme and Stadium Development, by members of the LOC, including the CEO, Michael Findlay.

This road show was the first in a series planned by the LOC to create awareness and support among Vincentians for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.

The next road show is planned for Port Elizabeth, Bequia on May 21st, 2006.

Other road shows are planned for Barrouallie, Mesopotamia, Chateaubelair, Kingstown and Union Island.

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