Category Archives: Tourism

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Brexit Effect and a Weak Pound

As we enter the critical peak winter season, the importance of revenue management becomes even more pivotal to our economic recovery. Many financial ‘experts’ have been recently quoted as stressing that ensuring added-value in our tourism offerings is vital to our survival, but I am not sure that this is universally understood, let alone overwhelmingly embraced. While we have had

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Alternative Banking

With the recently announced major changes taking place across the region, is it time for our banks to radically change the way they currently run their businesses? What prompted these thoughts was looking at new innovative players in the market, noticeably in the United Kingdom and particularly with Starling Bank. Absolutely no service fees, higher interest on deposits than we

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Tourism Product Needs a Coat of Paint

While the early indications are that our economy is showing some signs of recovery, I still believe our most potentially challenging obstacle remains the inability to effectively implement. In theory it may be great to have large boards considering all sorts of possible ways to improve how we do business in tourism or any other sector, however, unless these groups

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GOVERNMENT has finally provided chartered surveyor Afra Raymond with a copy of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sandals Resort which provides crucial information on the deal for construction of a 500-700-room hotel in Tobago. Senior Counsel Deborah Peake confirmed this to Justice Frank Seepersad this morning in the San Fernando High Court. In October, the judge ruled for Raymond

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