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Nevis Tourism Authority Opens Visitor Centre

Nevis Tourism Authority Opens Visitor Centre

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December 12th, 2014

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Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration, the Honourable Mark Brantley, officially opened the the Nevis Visitor Centre on Wednesday 10th December 2014 during a brief ceremony at the Arthur Evelyn Building in the heart of historic Charlestown. The facility, which is located on the ground floor of the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) premises, features a freshly renovated, newly re-painted and more spacious interior, new furniture, new lighting and magazine racks. Cutting edge technology is a critical feature of the centre which boasts a large touchscreen tablet for use by patrons to browse the NTA’s newly upgraded website www.nevisisland.com. Video advertisements from many of the island’s tourism and hospitality establishments are also displayed continuously on a separate LCD screen. Souvenirs made by Nevisian artisans are also on display and will be available for sale in the Visitor Centre. Very shortly, local artwork will be added.

Minister Brantley, as he cut the ribbon across the door of the Visitor Centre, expressed his delight at the unveiling of the visitor centre and stated that this was another one of the many achievements which the tourism industry on Nevis with which he has been pleased to associate himself. Greg Phillip, CEO of the NTA hailed the Visitor Centre as a facility that would make the NTA more useful to our island’s visitors and stakeholders and one which would provide a more welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for Nevis’ guests. He admitted that there had been some minor changes to the original designs but expressed satisfaction with the outcome. He further indicated that the NTA would welcome suggestions and recommendations for the newly established facility.
Devon Liburd, Sales and Marketing Manager of the NTA, who chaired the opening ceremony, described the visitor centre as ‘forward thinking’ and commended Greg and his former deputy chair, Lori Hall for their vision and foresight. He also gave credit to the contractor Mr Alton Brown for the work he did in beautifully restoring not only the Nevis Visitor Centre but also the entire Arthur Evelyn Building. Incidentally, Mr Browne is the original contractor who worked on the building when it underwent its first extensive renovation at the turn of the millennium when it was changed from the Old Treasury building to the home of the newly established Nevis Tourism Authority.

The Nevis Visitor Centre will offer extended opening hours on weekdays and will be open on weekends, including Sundays, especially when cruise ships are in port.

 

 

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