Hoteliers not playing with Zika


That is how the Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Susan Springer feels about the hoteliers’ response to recent vector training workshops.

“But this is not the first time. When we had the chikungunya situation, the Ministry of Health did similar vector training and hoteliers turned-out in numbers, and they’re doing it again this time,” she told Loop News.

Very proud of the stakeholders, she explained:

“We haven’t had any trouble at all in filling the six sessions that the Ministry of Health has done, because the hotels want to make sure that they are doing everything they can to mitigate the situation.”

Springer said that all efforts are being taken by individuals to “try and make sure we are doing everything we can and then our visitors can see that we are doing everything we can, that is surely the message we need to send.”

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