IT takes a professional economist such as Vanus James to summon serious attention to the prospect of “industrialised tourism” in characterising a Sandals project in Tobago.
It appears from Dr James’ analysis that Sandals exemplifies “international collaborations”, combining with necessary investments, and raising “quality to global standards”, that could result in “high profit and growth”. At my distance from troubled Tobago tourism, and with my relative innocence about the business, I have defaulted to faith and hope in Sandals as a way to go, Especially so, in the absence of more promising options. Yes, it’s a gut feeling which prompts my conclusion that Tobago needs Sandals more than Sandals needs Tobago. I remain seized of the various disabling effects endured by Tobago tourism, such that Sandals appears on the horizon as a prospect promising like none other.