Monday, October 7, 2019

Out Island Promotion Board: “Tremendous concern” over Dorian tourism impact

Board president says South Abaco spared the worst

By  Natario McKenzie

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- There is ‘tremendous’ concern over the impact of Hurricane Dorian on Abaco’s tourism product and its potential to rebound, according to Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board (BOIPB) president Dr. Keenan Larry Carroll.

Carroll told Eyewitness News Online Marsh Harbour was one of the major contributors of tourism dollars from the Out Islands to the Treasury.

“The fact is that the most visited parts of Abaco and the cays were severely impacted the question now is the resilience and the urgency of the owners to rebuild and get back up and running,” he said.

“We intend to have a meeting very soon with tourism stakeholders and the powers that be to talk about tourism going forward and no doubt we will be discussing the future of Abaco.”  Read more >>