Date: 31st August, 2017
Basseterre, ST KITTS (KYSS) — The federation’s tourism industry is set to take a major financial blow due to the cancelling of the Allure of the Seas’ trips from September to January.
According to a press release from the ministry of Tourism as well as a notice on the Royal Caribbean Cruises website, the Allure has cancelled five trips to St Kitts as it is scheduled for dry-docking in order to undergo repairs to its propulsion system.
SKN NEWS NOW reached out to local taxi operator, Talbo bass, for his take on the implications the Allure’s cancellations may have on the tourism sector.
In the same vein, former minister of Tourism, Ricky Skerritt, has said, keeping the Allure’s 6,300 passenger capacity in mind, the loss of each call of a ship that size represents a loss of approximately US$400,000 to the SKN economy.