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« 12-09-2008 » TURKS & CAICOS HOTEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) reports that the majority of its member properties and services catering to tourism in the island chain are back to "business as usual" following the recent hurricanes. 

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands – September 10, 2008 – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) reports that it is largely ‘business as usual’ for the majority of its member properties and services catering to tourism in the island chain. Most properties in Providenciales, the main tourism center, suffered only minimal damage during the recent Hurricanes Hanna and Ike that passed by the islands. Greater damage was experienced in the outlying islands of Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay.

Power has been restored throughout most of Providenciales, and airline service by major carriers has resumed on regularly scheduled levels to Providenciales International Airport. Structural damage on Providenciales was minimal and no major beach erosion or environmental issues have been reported.

“We were extremely fortunate to have avoided a major hit to our tourism product, and are now prepared to resume business as usual in most places,” said Caesar Campbell, CEO of the TCHTA. “While September and October are typically slower months, and some properties are routinely closed for renovations during this time, we encourage travelers to consider the Turks & Caicos this fall and winter. As our country depends largely on tourism, it is important that we keep this economic engine running strongly as we work to help the less fortunate islands in the Turks & Caicos recover.”

Tourism operators such as scuba shops, fishing charters and others are also restoring their services back up to normal Fall season levels, and visitors can expect minimal if any, interruption from most service providers.

Smaller properties in the outer islands are still assessing damage and the TCHTA will maintain an updated status of all properties on its web site

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