[ST. JOHN’S, Antigua] – Antigua and Barbuda marked British Airways 60th anniversary of flying to Antigua with a cocktail reception hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority at the Rock Cottage, Blue Waters.
Setting the celebratory mood and greeting British Airways executives, hoteliers, aviation, and tourism stakeholders to include representatives from the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association, the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority and the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda were welcoming cultural dancers and the melodious sounds of the steelband.
The Honourable Charles Fernandez, Minister of Tourism and Investment speaking at the event, congratulated the airline on the excellent relationship created throughout the sixty-year period. He expressed interest in continued partnership and the further growth of flights to the destination.
“British Airways has for sixty years connected travellers from the UK and Europe to Antigua and Barbuda, allowing us to share our culture, our heritage, our hospitality, and the beauty of our destination. As a trusted partner, British Airways is interwoven into our tourism story. We share a rich history – from destination partnerships, marketing campaigns, to unwavering support during times of need, they have without a doubt contributed to the success of our tourism product. As we share in this momentous occasion, we congratulate and applaud BA. We look forward to many more years of partnership, and a mutually rewarding relationship with our twin-island paradise.”
British Airways, Regional Director (Antigua, St. Kitts, and Turks & Caicos) Patrice Skerritt commenting on the tourism celebrations said:…