The members of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association have come together to create a Tourism Development Fund. Proceeds from this fund will be spent on improving our tourism product, keeping our beaches safe and clean, improving our historical sites, better signage around the island, overall enhancing the visitor experience. Funds will also be used to help develop our young people, providing training opportunities and scholarships to guide them into the industry which is the life blood of our island’s economy, helping to make tourism a career of choice.
How does it work? A “Dollar-a-Day” will be added to the guest’s account for each day that is spent at participating properties. This is a totally voluntary contribution and if the guest should choose to decline the charge will be immediately removed from the guest bill.
To date eight hotels are regularly contributing to the fund and in three years over EC$500.000 have been collected. The funds have been used on various projects details of which are listed below.