Official update on St. Kitts & Nevis tourism after Hurricane Irma

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The eye of Hurricane Irma passed to the north of St. Kitts & Nevis earlier today.

The Federation has sustained minimal damage overall. Hotels are reporting no structural damage and all visitors are safe and accounted for. St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) reopens as of noon tomorrow.  The hurricane warning has been discontinued as of 11:00AM EDT and the flash flood watch that was issued up to 3:00PM EDT today has also been discontinued with immediate effect. Per the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and The Chair of the Executive of the National Emergency Operations Center, Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards, the general public has been advised that the ALL CLEAR has been given to local citizens. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.

For more information on the most current status of St. Kitts & Nevis, visit www.nema.knor for more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn.

Anyone who had planned to travel to the island this week is advised to contact their hotel and airline directly regarding their policies for handling storm related reservation changes and cancellations.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP.His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation.He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.