Better deal on way for port taxis

A BETTER DEAL IS COMING for taxis operating inside the Bridgetown Port that should see them getting a larger slice of the cruise tourism pie.

Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds yesterday disclosed that a plan was in train that would give the taxis inside the Bridgetown Port the opportunity to operate “bespoke tours” by next winter season.

“We are trying to make the pie more inclusive so that there is an opportunity to share economically in the cruise business,” he told the NATION.

Giving the details, he said the small taxi operators “will be able to have their own connection to the cruise line and they will be able to take people on tours, whether it be for beach and adventure purposes, or whether it may be for a wellness tour experience”. He added four categories of tours had so far been identified and they should begin around October or November this year.