Antigua & Barbuda's UNWTO rep Dario Item - why the nation is a top choice for British travellers

Ellie Green
Authored by Ellie Green
Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 8:11am

Antigua and Barbuda, located in the Caribbean Sea, is a favourite destination for British tourists for several reasons.

Antigua and Barbuda’s UNWTO representative H.E Dr. Dario Item shares some of the many reasons why many British travellers have the country as their top choice for vacation in the Caribbean. 

One of the top reasons is the island nation's beautiful beaches. Antigua and Barbuda is home to over 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. 

Award-winning beaches

Many of these beaches have been awarded the prestigious nominations and recognitions for their cleanliness and safety. These beaches offer crystal clear waters, soft white sands and stunning sunsets, making them perfect for swimming, sunbathing and water sports.

Rich culture and history

Another reason why many British tourists love Antigua and Barbuda is its rich culture and history. The island nation has a rich history dating back to the 17th century, when it was a major hub for the British Navy. Visitors can explore historic sites such as English Harbour, where Lord Nelson once resided, and Nelson's Dockyard, which has been restored to its former glory.

The island-nation also boasts a vibrant nightlife, with a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from. Visitors can experience the local culture through traditional music and dance, or enjoy more modern entertainment at one of the many resorts.

Stunning weather

The weather in Antigua and Barbuda is another major attraction for British tourists. The island nation has a warm tropical climate, with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. This makes it the perfect destination for a winter getaway, when the UK is experiencing cold, grey weather.

The country is a popular destination for British tourists because of its accessibility. The island nation is serviced by several major airlines, and flights from the UK take just over eight hours. This makes it a convenient destination for a short or long holiday.

It is an undeniable favourite destination for British tourists due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture and history, vibrant nightlife, warm weather and accessibility. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an action-packed adventure, Antigua and Barbuda has something to offer everyone.

Investors favourite

In addition to being a popular tourist destination, Antigua and Barbuda also offers a range of benefits for businesses and investors looking to invest in the country.

Ambassador Dario Item further shares that another key benefit for business travellers is the island nation's pro-business government policies. The government of Antigua and Barbuda is committed to creating a business-friendly environment, and has implemented a range of initiatives to support and attract foreign investment. 

The country’s ability to rebound and recover since COVID-19 pandemic has been recognised by the International Monetary Fund. These include tax incentives for investors, as well as streamlined procedures for setting up and operating businesses.

Skilled workforce

Antigua and Barbuda is also home to a highly skilled and educated workforce, making it an attractive location for businesses in industries such as finance, technology and tourism. The island nation also has a well-developed infrastructure, including a modern port and airport, which provides easy access to markets throughout the Caribbean and North America.

Strategic hub

Another benefit of investing in Antigua and Barbuda is the island nation's strategic location in the Caribbean. As a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Antigua and Barbuda has access to a market of over 15 million people, making it an ideal location for businesses looking to expand into the Caribbean region.

The country’s growing economy, and the government has been focusing on expanding the tourism sector, which is the primary source of income for the country. This sector growth is also benefiting other sectors such as construction and real estate.

It has also signed double taxation agreements with several countries, including the United Kingdom, which helps to reduce the tax burden for businesses and investors operating in the country.

The country is not only a popular tourist destination but also offers a wide range of benefits for both tourists and investors looking to invest in the country. 

The island nation's pro-business government policies, skilled workforce, well-developed infrastructure, strategic location in the Caribbean, growing economy, and double taxation agreements make it an attractive location for businesses and investors looking for growth opportunities.

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