Marketing Communications & Support Manager of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Saju Ng’alla, explained that the event which is scheduled for this Friday is the manifestation of the theme for Tourism Awareness Month, which is “Tourism is Key for all of Us.”
“We are going to put the entire St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Product on display and these include, restaurants with their food samples to offer the visiting public, live local entertainment, scenic boots, an all local cuisines and beverage boot, hotels and everything to do with St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism will be on hand,” the Communications Manager added.
Mivue.com also spoke with the Project Manager for the 29th October event, Carol Clark, who revealed that preparations for the event are progressing smoothly.
“There are minor hick- ups here and there as usual in any planning, but where the participants for the day’s activity are concerned, everyone is on board,” Clark said.
Market Place and Eat Local Day ends with the hosting of the Schools Steel Band competition, which attracts Secondary schools throughout St. Kitts and Nevis.
Last year’s champions, the Cayon High School will have to defend against three other schools. They are, Verchilds High, Charles Mills Secondary School, and new comers from Nevis, Queen City Steel Orchestra.
These events will be held at the Independence Square in Basseterre.
Meanwhile, CEO for the Tourism Authority Rosita Jeffers says she is very satisfied with the 2010 Tourism Awareness Month campaign.
The participation has been high from all aspects, the CEO noted.
“The activities held earlier in the month have been successful and we look forward to the final set of activities to end the month”, Jeffers stated.
Other activities on the calendar to wrap up Tourism Awareness Month include, Island Xpressions Poetry Night, to be held at Ma Pau, on Thursday 28th October.
On Saturday 30th October, it will be the Clash of the High Schools which takes place at Carnival Village, Basseterre. Then on Sunday 31st October, Thanksgiving Worship at the Basseterre, Church of God and later that afternoon will be the hosting of the St. Kitts Yacht Challenge Regatta, starting at Timothy Beach at Frigate Bay and ending at Reggae Beach on the South East Peninsula.