His Excellency Governor John Duncan called on the Territory’s taxi drivers to continue to showcase the BVI and called on all tourism stakeholders to do their part to present the uniqueness of the Territory to visitors.
Speaking at the opening of the Cruise Pier on 29 April, His Excellency said: “I am hoping the taxi drivers, those who meet and greet the tourists will help them to understand that there is much more to the British Virgin Islands than simply our wonderful beaches, beautiful though they are.”
In rallying the support of the tourism stakeholders the Governor stated: “If we are to succeed in offering tourists a unique experience we need all involved in the tourist industry to play their part. We need to ensure that the visitor who comes to our islands have a unique visitor experience, and that we promote what is unique about the British Virgin Islands.”
“We have a unique product, but as I said we require all involved from the tourist industry — from the taxi drivers to the shop and restaurant owners, to those who run our major businesses, the Tourist Boards and public officers to play their part to ensure that we promote it effectively,” Governor Duncan said.
The Queen’s Representative, also announced that he was pleased one of the local artistes: “I was pleased to see that in the welcome center there is a mural that was done by one of the local artists. We have many talented artists in this community and we need to promote them.”