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Sunwing Travel takes over management of Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua
Published on July 20, 2017Email To Friend    Print Version

PM Gaston Browne (centre) with Stephen Hunter, Ministers Robin Yearwood, Asot Michael and Molwyn Joseph and CEO of the Tourism Authority Colin James following the Wednesday morning meeting. Photo: Maurice F. Merchant

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prime Minister Gaston Browne has welcomed the news of Sunwing Travel assuming management of Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua, calling it a major boost to the tourism industry.

Following a meeting on Wednesday with Rob Barrett, who took over ownership of the hotel and has kept it open since January 2016; Sunwing Travel CEO Stephen Hunter, Tourism Minister Asot Michael, senior ministers Sir Robin Yearwood and Molwn Joseph, 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,” Barrett said.

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.
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