Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has welcomed the news of Sunwing Travel assuming management of Jolly Beach Resort, calling it a major boost to the tourism industry.
Following a meeting Wednesday with Mr. Rob Barrett, who took over ownership of the hotel and kept it open since January 2016; Sunwing Travel CEO Stephen Hunter, Tourism Minister Asot Michael, Senior Ministers Sir Robin Yearwood and Molwn Joseph, Prime Minister Browne said that this new development shows confidence in the Antigua economy and tourism product and expressed confidence in Sunwing Travel further boosting the industry.
“Mr. Hunter has a clear vision for the future success of Jolly Beach, and Sunwing has the ability to invest a substantial amount of money to renovate and improve the resort. Sunwing will be able to carry out renovations phase by phase, allowing the facility to remain open and ensuring the ongoing employment of the resort’s excellent staff and management team,” Mr. Rob Barrett announced.
Sunwing recently acquired the Royal Antiguan Resort and has commenced a transformation of the landmark facility at Deep Bay on the western section of the island.