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Costly air travel, poor planning cited as hindrances to sports business in the Caribbean
Published on June 4, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Andre Huie

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The cost of inter-regional travel and poor organization by local sporting organizations are some of the factors hindering the development of a sports business model in the Caribbean. Those were the sentiments expressed by senior sports officer at the St Kitts Department of Sports, Vernon Springer, while a guest on WINN FM’s Voices programme recently.

Greg Phillip CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority called in to the programme and spoke on the issue of expensive inter-regional travel affecting the organization of events that could promote sports tourism.

Meanwhile, Springer spoke of other ways in which Caribbean countries could capitalize on the ever growing global sports market.

St Kitts will be hosting prime matches in upcoming Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket this summer thanks to a US$4 million investment by the government which included the installation of state of the art stadium lights.

Republished with permission of West Indies News Network
 
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