Antigua & Barbuda tourism minister Asot Michael has pledged increase investments into facilities for cruise passengers. Amongst the investments: More restrooms, better roads, beach safety and new facilities.
The island nation will invest in restrooms in Horsford Hill, Devil’s Bridge and Shirley Heights while making existing public restrooms in Nelsons Dockyard cheaper to use. Roads will be improved towards key tourist destinations as well as added signange, beach safety and lifeguards “as appropriate”.
According to the Daily Observer, a local Antiguan newspaper “The improvements will also take place in the St John’s area with the construction of entertainment facilities at Fort James, including restaurants, shops, and nightclubs; enhanced security presence on cruise ship days and repairs to the drains and boardwalk and the installation of required utilities for the tourism information booths.”
Antigua & Barbuda is growing it’s cruise presence with more than 400 ships calling in 2016.