The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board wants to keep the destination top of mind for potential visitors as international travel begins to pick up.
“Our focus over the last year has been our Rediscover Turks and Caicos campaign, reintroducing our sister islands to the world,” says Elisha Jennings, Senior Public Relations Officer, Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board. “Most persons are familiar with Providenciales, which is our tourism hub, it is where the world renowned Grace Bay Beach is located, but we have so many other destinations within Turks and Caicos that we’re welcoming our visitors to explore.”
Jennings says the British Overseas Territory, which received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council in October, is “the perfect place that you can visit to socially distance” with its private island collection consisting of Parrot Cay, Pine Cay and Ambergris Cay.
“Turks and Caicos has so much to look forward to in terms of expanding our tourism product,” she says, pointing out that numerous luxury properties are coming online such as Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay and Turks Cay Resort & Marina. “Another significant thing that’s coming to Turks and Caicos is our Tourism Authority, which will be launched by August 2021. This will replace the Tourist Board and bring us closer to combining our public and private sector partnerships and will incorporate all sectors of the industry including tour companies, restaurants and bars.”
Jennings reports flights to the destination are picking up and the cruise terminal is tentatively reopening in August. Turks and Caicos is also working towards a goal of having 70% of its population fully vaccinated by July 2021 as Pfizer deliveries ramp up.
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